The construction of the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman was commissioned by the Omani Government Royal Court of Affairs, the project was awarded to Carillion Alawi in April 2007 for completion in June 2010. The job commencement was delayed because of Cyclone Gonu which has affected the progress of the work due to the amount of dewatering that needed a solution before the commencement.
The Royal Opera House, known as ROH also, will be the first of its kind in the Middle East with the technology used for the operation of the facility. The ROH can be used for Opera functions, concerts and other musical activities and was designed to change its seating capacity to accommodate the type of function involved.
The works involve the construction of a prestigious 1,000 seat concert and opera theatre within a floor area of 15,380m2 over 6 levels and 3 basement floors.