UAE 52nd Union Day

CTME transform Expo City Dubai for the 52nd UAE Union Day Ceremony

The event marking the UAE’s progess was nothing short of a spectacular. It encompassed live performances, innovative technology, and resonating narratives, commemorating the UAE’s heritage and progress. The story was told in a spectacular fashion with a ground-breaking production. Creative Technology collaborated with People&Co for the design and execution of the video as well as on some lighting elements for the ceremony.

The Set Up

The stunning video content created by Luke Halls Studio was mapped onto the front 140° section of the revolving theatre, using 16 Panasonic PT-RQ35K projectors running a full 4K system from Photon servers, over IP. Multiple ROE Visual and Absen LED screens were deployed within the revolving rooms, all configured and run with a sophisticated networking system. CT also provided a record suite, using its Blackmagic Design Solution for daily rehearsal previews, as well as supplying signals to the broadcast network. In addition to the main ceremony production, the company supplied large screens to the majlis, lounge, and green room, and featured an immersive experience for the House of Artisans.

House of Artisans

Showcasing traditional UAE crafts, the House of Artisans was an immersive experience that celebrated the creative and artistic relationship between the people of the United Arab Emirates, and the locally available natural resources. CT delivered the immersive activation with a multichannel audio system, multichannel video playback, 6 x 70″ Monitors which were wall mounted in pairs in a portrait format and 12 d&b Audiotechnik E5 Loudspeakers paired with d&b T-SUB, driven by 5 d&b Audiotechnik 5Damplifiers delivering 13 discreet channels of playback.


The impressive video deployment was complimented withover 500 lighting fixtures from CT’s Robe, Ayrton and Astera inventory. With a site wide MA Lighting, GrandMA network controlling the rig, the lighting team could programme from every point without interruptingthe show, while wireless DMX CRMX in each area meant that any fixture could be put into wireless mode, enabling deployment across the site. The show was designed with both the live audience and broadcast in mind, with DONE+DUSTED handling the broadcast. They were fully integrated into the creative process and played a big part in the creative direction of the show.

In essence, this event not only celebrated the UAE’s rich heritage but also set a new standard for event production, leaving a lasting legacy in the realms of creativity and technological innovation.


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