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Ceremonies / Olympic Ceremonies

ABU DHABI / 2018

Special Olympics MENA Opening Ceremony

Produced by HQWS

— The values of sport infused in a remarkable overall management of structures and live entertainment.

The power of sport to overcome prejudice and transform lives was clearly demonstrated when Abu Dhabi hosted the Special Olympics IX MENA Regional Games.

The HQWS team successfully delivered a stunning turn-key solution including the design and build of all structures and the production of all live entertainment and content elements – resulting in an emotional and truly celebratory, Opening Ceremony. The artistic segment that opened the show saw dancers of all abilities come together in a unforgettable, flawless performance.

With 32 nations represented, the highlight of the event was the Parade of Athletes, all of whom are a wonderful representation of sport’s ability to break down barriers and challenge preconceptions of People of Determination. By the time the “Flame of Hope” was ignited, synchronised to a spectacular video and pyrotechnic sequence, there was not a dry eye in the house.