UAE National Day Demands Superior Systems Support

Photo: Luca Parisse – for Balich Worldwide Shows

Abu Dhabi, December the 2nd, 2016 set the dateline as Crown Prince Court celebrated the United Arab Emirates and its 45 years of nationhood – commissioning the experienced Olympic producer, Balich Worldwide Shows, to create and produce a live performance. Event Communications were supplied by Australia’s The P.A. People.

“Working with Balich Worldwide Shows and its production partners on such an iconic event, was an opportunity to showcase a capable and effective systems solution that could competently deliver on such a grand scale” said Campbell Waller – Manager, Event Communications for The P.A. People.

The show, performed in front of a selected crowd of dignitaries, was a tribute to the many facets of the country and of its 45 years of history since the unification.

“Creating and delivering such high profile and prestigious shows in a very short time frame is always a challenge, and the 45th UAE National Day was a massive show in a short time,” said Nick Eltis, Technical Director – TECHNICK.

“Having reliable suppliers in whom we have complete confidence is part of what makes it possible. The PA People are one of my trusted suppliers and they have again delivered a solid and flexible comms system. The system was always online and available and the team were completely flexible with the changing needs and demands on the comms system as the project and the show unfolded,” Nick added.

Fast Facts: The show production was staged on an impressive scale and included:

  • One 300m stage.
  • A cast of 2281.
  • 2000 guests.
  • 255 staff.
  • 40 camels.
  • Two airplanes.
  • One helicopter.



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