Meydan Opening Ceremony Dubai

Designing and delivering specific elements for the opening ceremony for Meydan Stadium

The Brief

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.

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Dubai, UAE

The Outcome

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.