Production Technology LLC, Protec, Dubai, U.A.E

Protec was engaged for the third consecutive time and delivered the most successful opening ceremony production for IDEX in the exhibition’s history, as this unique and exciting show, broke all records.

As events go, there is probably no other theatrical production in the world that can boast the kind of special effects, choreography with military personnel and assets and scenic staging sets that all get thrown into a 250m x 60m land and water performance stage that is built from ground up on a car park that is arranged into an action packed and engaging show for a live audience.

The show, which was held at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi from February 19th till February 23rd 2017, had a mix of local heritage performances, local & international military parades and the main part of the show which was a battle enactment of a fictitious scenario where an elite military group representing the UAE Land Forces, Special Forces, Navy and Air Force liberate ”a war torn nation in the mountains” from militia control. The enactment featured air drops, low passing jet fly-bys, helicopters and naval support, firefights, fast moving pursuits involving tanks and armoured vehicles in challenging surroundings, a fully working and custom built train and submarine as well as full movie grade special effects (including high grade vehicle hits, land fireballs and debris explosions, rock falls, bullet hits, water explosions, etc) , culminating in the “successful liberation of the mountain village”. It was a technology demonstration worth the dedicated staging set that Protec built up for the show, which left audiences and special guests struck in awe on all five days this show was run.

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