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1 hr 30 mins

Savour the tranquil melodies of the legendary Shivkumar Sharma at the Dubai Opera this February. Known for popularising the Santoor in India and other countries, Shivkumar Sharma is amongst the most respected musicians in the world.

Why Watch Emirates NBD Classics

A form of music that is centered on the idea of flowing notes and well-defined rhythms, Hindustani Music has never failed to evoke powerful emotions. Every ‘Raag’ has its own characteristic texture that reflects the underlying emotions, ideas, and purpose. Pandit Shivkumar Sharma from Jammu and Kashmir has mastered the essential elements of Hindustani Music. Although he is 81 years old, the musician is still a force to reckon with on stage. Since his first performance in 1955, Pandit Shivkumar quickly rose to become an influential instrumentalist and pioneer of Hindustani quite rapidly. He was awarded the Padma Shri Award in 1991 by the Indian Government, an award that is considered to be the fourth highest civilian award in India.

The Story

Like most Hindustani performances, the ‘Raag’ itself is not declared beforehand. The performance begins with a composition and gradually melts into extended periods of melodic improvisation. As the Raag is explored, entirely new dimensions of music begin to emerge during the performance. The Santoor itself is a unique instrument that produces a beautiful and breezy sound that makes for an unforgettable experience. This is a performance like no other!

Good for

Fans of Love Stories | Lovers of ballet | Romantic tragedy

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

8 February 8:00 PM

1 hour and 30 minutes including one 20-minute interval

Children under the age of 2 are not allowed inside the auditorium. All patrons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Performed by
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

Additional Information

Available Facilities
Paid Parking at P2/P3 on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard
Wheelchair accessible

Rules and Regulations
Please note that doors open 30 minutes before the shows begin.
Latecomers will be allowed inside the hall only during a break.
The door of the auditorium will be closed 5 minutes before the show commences.
The use of any camera recording devices is strictly prohibited inside the hall.

Getting There
Dubai Opera is located in Downtown Dubai.
By Metro: You can hop on to the Metro Tram and get off at the Burj Khalifa Station. A 20-minute walk from the station will lead you to the venue.
By Bus: If you decide to travel by bus, get off at the Dubai Mall Station and then walk to the venue.

Please note that valet parking is no longer available.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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How to Redeem Your Tickets

Your mobile tickets will be sent to you by email shortly. You may display your ticket on your mobile phone at the box office on the day of the experience.

It is highly recommended that you arrive early and settle down before the show begins.


The ticket is valid only for the same day and same time you have opted for.

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