Dhow Sail

“Our ‘Dhow Sail’ by Beth Cullen-Kerridge is a stunningly beautiful piece that represents everything Dubai Opera stands for.”

Jasper Hope, CEO of Dubai Opera

16-foot marble sculpture sits gallantly in front of the Dubai Opera. ‘Dhow Sail’ mimics the boat-like shape of the Opera House itself, combining the smooth curved lines and soaring contours of a traditional Emirati Dhow Sail. In addition to this, the sculpture’s base not only echoes an ocean-bound boat, but also offers visitors respite from Dubai’s hot temperatures by functioning as a seat: ’Dhow Sail’ becomes a cooling place for visitors to sit on, when the sun casts a shadow made by the shape of the curved sail.