The UAE is taking music to new heights, literally. 

Jebel Jais – the highest peak in the UAE, located in Ras Al Khaimah – is hosting a classical music concert at an altitude of 1,600 meters. 

The "global sensation" Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors, composed by Czech musician Michal Dvořák, will raise its notes above the mountain peaks on October 27. Accompanied by a light show and 3D visual effects, the concert promises to impress. 

Pushing boundaries

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A glimpse of Jebel Jais Source: Flickr

"We strive to push the boundaries in our efforts to enhance Ras Al Khaimah’s visitor experience, and this latest event is not only a first for the UAE, it will also provide genuine sensory overload at one of the emirate’s most iconic landmarks," Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said, according to

The performance will bring together a large orchestra on a specially constructed mountain stage to cover classical and art-rock instrumentation. Large-format projections will be featured behind and in front of the musicians. 

"We are retaining the original score while adding modern instruments," Dvořák explained. "The show strives to enforce and emphasize the original music in a contemporary means of expression." 

Tickets start at 300 Emirati dirhams

Ticket's for the UAE's highest concert start at 300 Emirati dirhams ($82). They can be purchased from Platinum List and through Virgin Tickets. 

Free shuttle buses to the high-altitude event will leave from Ras Al Khaimah Convention Centre on Marjan Island, Al Hamra Convention Centre and Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah. 

This one-off event is definitely not to be missed!