Opera Ball comes to Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai
For the first time, the world famous Vienna Opera Ball came to Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on Feb. 17 evening. After Vienna and New York, Dubai was the third official venue to host this sumptuous event. Organised as a charity event, it was held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Officially endorsed by the Vienna Opera Ball, Austria, this unique event brought the magic of Vienna and Austrian ancient tradition to the U.A.E. Guests enjoyed an authentic Viennese-style ball, having the same features as the original "Wiener Opernball" at the Vienna State Opera, Austrian culinary delights, the festive entrance of the debutantes and their partners and even the original Opera Ball Orchestra, were flown in, courtesy of Emirates Airline, just for this glittering and romantic evening.
The Dubai Opera Ball had the full support of the Austrian Chancellor, Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel, the Mayor and National Governor of Vienna, Dr. Michael Häupl, and Mrs. Dkfm. Elisabeth Gürtler, Head of the Vienna Opera Ball in Vienna who were present on the evening. Key people from politics, business and arts from Austria also attended.