Meydan Opening Ceremony Dubai

Client: M-IS


Working as an integral part of the M-is team, design and deliver three specific elements of the opening ceremony to mark the start of the Dubai World Cup.

Event Statistics:

The event was attended by over 60,000 people and enjoyed a global television audience.


NEWSUBSTANCE unveiled the world's first 60 ft aluminium falcon, which flew over the stadium fully illuminated with aircraft landing lights; a Pearl diver suspended from a 9 metre helium balloon, swimming through a sea of LED pearls in the hunt for the magical clam shell to present to HRH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and a display of fifteen stunt micro-lights, flying in formation each fitted with waterfall pyrotechnics that dived over the roof of the Meydan Stadium.