IDEAS & CONCEPT

DUBAI WORLD CUP JUBILEE

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CELEBRATES 20-YEAR JUBILEE WITH AO CREATIVE AND A LAVISH ARRAY OF FALCONS FOR A SPECTACULAR LIGHT SHOW
CHALLENGE

To mark its 20th edition, the Dubai World Cup like to present a spectacular multimedia show at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. AO Creative and a lavish array of FALCONs contributed impressive light images.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

Creating aspectacular jubilee light show in two acts
Framing the racecourse with xenon searchlights
Creating impressive light images
Highlights for the video show at the huge LED SCreen (LD Robert Jones)
Searchlights interacting with video show

 

REALIZATION

The end of the racing season at Meydan Racecourse was marked by a spectacular jubilee light show in two acts. Over 160 searchlights and seemingly organic tornado sculptures forming a canopy of light above the world’s biggest racecourse created the framework for the closing ceremony. Never before had so many searchlights been deployed at the Dubai World Cup.

For the design, programming and control of the lighting equipment for the Meydan Closing Ceremony, the general contractor, Fireworks by Grucci, under the direction of Phil Grucci (Executive Producer and General Creative Director) relied on the experience and expertise of AO Lighting’s creative department. Under the creative direction of lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt, AO Creative stationed over 100 FALCON searchlights around the racecourse.

In addition to those it supplied for the Closing Ceremony, AO Lighting was commissioned by Eclipse Staging Services to provide just under 60 further FALCON searchlights for Meydan Racecourse. For the video show at the start of the Closing Ceremony, lighting designer Robert Jones arranged the FALCONs around the LED screen. Interacting with the video show, the searchlights provided brilliant accents.

RESULT

AO Creative realized a spectacular multimedia light show for the jubilee festivities.  The musical light and fireworks spectacular broke the existing world record for the world’s largest pyrotechnic image.

 

LIGHTING DESIGN

AO Creative under the creative direction of Jerry P. Appelt (Framework for the closing ceremony, organic tornado sculptures)

Robert Jones (Closing ceremony video show)

 

PHOTO

AO Lighting

 

LOCATION

Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, UAE

 

CLIENT

Fireworks by Grucci under the direction of Phil Grucci (Executive Producer and General Creatove Director), Eclipse Staging Services