Leading Middle East experiential agency, Action Impact, appointed production and technical experts, World Class, to facilitate and manage the technical delivery of Dubai Parks and Resorts Grand Opening ceremony when it was held on 18th December 2016. The spectacular show included dancers and characters from all three of the resort’s theme parks, 50 LED drones in formation flight, bespoke puppets of the park ambassadors on a complex flying system, and a stunning firework display all performed on a huge stage, built specifically for the ceremony on the lagoon in the middle of the park’s Riverland shopping and dining district.

Leading members of our team consulted at the tender stage and were then appointed as technical directors, working as members of the ‘top table team’ for the entirety of the project. We acted as a sounding board for all technical aspects of the design during the pitch process and prepared the original costings for the technical production.

The World Class team was then responsible for all aspects of the project later in the year, from the build-up to mobilization, to the event itself. This included roles such as event safety director, technical production manager, site safety manager, production electrician, production assistant, and accreditation manager.

They were responsible for all aspects of technical production; Health and Safety and site management, ownership of production schedules, attending production meetings, and supplier liaison. This included overseeing the successful installation of all staging, seating, rigging, scenic displays, flying system, LED screens, projection, lighting, and audio, as well as management and permissions for the firework displays, special effects, drones, and puppets that helped to create the spectacular show.