August 31 onwards
To the city that trades in superlatives, La Perle delivers one of the most spectacular shows in the world, fusing incredible artistic performances, immersive imagery and groundbreaking technology.
Franco Dragone – famed for his work with Cirque du Soleil – was approached with an idea to create a spectacular entertainment show that would tell the story of the UAE. Throughout the show aspects of Dubai’s rich culture and history, vibrant present and aspirational future are featured through the music, special effects, action and scenery.
The scale and magnitude of the show is just so spectacular that we had to build a theatre around it. It’s a unique immersive experience as soon as you enter the theatre, with walls that give the impression of entering a cave and a floor and ceiling that come alive in ways that will transport the audience to another world. There are just 14 rows of seats wrapping 270 degrees around the stage, providing visitors with exceptional views of the show while each seat offers an intimate and completely different perspective as the action unfolds.
The 65 artists began rehearsals in October, when they took over the region’s biggest soundstage in Dubai Studio City and went through what is known as Training and formation. This is when the artists refine their skills and disciplines and learn to cross-train across different specialities such as slacklining, diving and acrobatics.
Once the theatre was ready, the artistic and technical teams moved to Al Habtoor City and started rehearsing daily onstage as we began what we call Creation – the final stage when Dragone and his team create the vision for his masterpiece.
The whole team is extremely proud of La Perle and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone there to fully immerse themselves in the wonderful world we’ve created. We aim to deliver a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, so be sure to expect the unexpected.