Family Events

AL Tamimi Stables Grand Opening Event

Top Gear Promotions, a leading live communications agency in Dubai, requested a proposal for their VIP Grand Opening Event. Al Tamimi Stables is a 30 acre public recreational and educational facility in the UAE. I produced and managed interactive workshops that included planting flowers, making windmills & bird-tables and dance activities. An interactive quiz and passport activity – encouraging the guests from schools and nurseries to explore the whole facility and have fun in the process.

We created an authentic farm experience for the wider community, taking the guests on a tour of the facility. We staged regular nature trails, a petting farm workshops, and falconry shows throughout the day.


The Galleria Festive Market

I have produced many family events over 10 years... Below is a snapshot of my work.

The Galleria – Abu Dhabi’s foremost lifestyle destination on Al Maryah Island, requested a proposal to provide interactive family orientated activities and entertainment for a month long Festive Market Campaign. I created a festive market that incorporated 18 log cabins for local artisans, decor - falling snow with 18 ‘snow boy’ canons strategically placed on all exits of the Shopping Mall. This led out onto a 180m outdoor promenade which I transformed into a magical winter festive market, using artificial snow. The lighting was a key element combined with a beautiful blanket of light, snowflake gobos & festive music – it created a magical place for children and their parents.

There was a winter themed performance stage with local and international performances. The multi ethnic families loved the traditional festive activities:

  • Gingerbread house decorating & a festive craft workshop.
  • Santa & Rudolph flew in prior to Christmas. We provided a digital T shirt and viral postcard workshop and a snowball park.

Stage Shows & Interactive workshops

Over the last 8 years, leading Dubai based agencies requested entertainment & activation proposals for the communities of Dubai. I produced popular stage shows with the focus on classic fairytales which were very popular with the UAE’s multi ethnicity. I auditioned local & international actors & singers for the stage shows and commissioned script writers/stage directors and costume designers in Dubai to ensure the storyline was culturally sensitive, engaging and fun for all members of the family. I also provided design direction for the theatre show stage sets and workshop structures.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating the content for the educational workshops for a variety of clients: Dubai Tourism, The Economics Department, RTA and Premium Shopping Malls within the UAE. Invariably the workshops would create a significant increase to the footfall for The Dubai Shopping Festival during the Dubai Summer Surprises and the Festive & National Day Activations that ran for the month of December.

All workshops were produced to ensure the children and young adults were educated and entertained. Some of the themes were: art and culture, drama/ improvisation, street dance, circus & comedy skills, magic, jewellery making, designing bespoke T shirts & storytelling, eco friendly / sustainability. I have showcased a few of these events; the list is by no means exhaustive.