November and December 2011 saw Skydive Dubai host their third Gulf Cup and International Parachuting Championships, a major tournament with 50 nations being represented throughout the competition, held from December 1st to 9th 2011 at Skydive Dubai’s stunning location next to the Palm Jumeirah, hosted and organized by the EMIRATES AVIATION ASSOCIATION (EAA)
INVENT Creative Event Solutions were commissioned to design and produce a spectacular opening ceremony which was held in a specially constructed arena for 1500 visitors and 200 VIP guests. Attended by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum with guest of honour HRH Hamzah Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, President of the Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan, the audience were treated to a true multi-media show on a vast 30m wide angled stage which doubled as a giant projection screen with a cast of dancers, skateboarders, acrobats, traditional dancers, local children, horses lit up with lights and pyrotechnics, high speed skydivers in LED illuminated suits, a stunt plane, hot air balloons and a firework finale! One whole section of the show depicted the growth of the city via an animated imaginary journey along the Dubai Metro with the buildings creating themselves before your eyes. We also supplied a large proportion of the competitions AV requirements including large format outdoor LED screens along with networking to show the scores, video playback, a PA system to cover the entire site and much more.