Claypaky lights festivities for first Qatar-UAE Super Cup

The inaugural Qatar-UAE Super Cup football tournament kicked off in Doha, Qatar on 12 April 2024.  Qvision (Qatar Vision), the Doha-based event production and management company, was charged with bringing the organising committee’s vision to life in opening ceremonies featuring a large complement of Claypaky lighting fixtures.    

For the opening ceremony’s show, Qvision Artistic Director and Executive Producer, Sharif Hashisho, devised a mesmerising display at Al Thumama World Cup stadium where storytelling laser animation highlighted the development of football in the GCC region and the significance of the newly established championship.

“The technical prowess behind the show was impressive with a massive array of lasers and lighting fixtures seamlessly synchronized to create a breathtaking spectacle,” said Hashisho.  The lighting installation included 30 Claypaky Skylos, 100 Xtylos, 100 Scenius Unicos, 60 Sharpy Plus and 120 K-EYE K20s, all controlled by grandMA3 full-size consoles.

The IP66-rated Skylos searchlights are the latest Claypaky additions to the Qvision lighting inventory.  A custom 300W white laser source, Skylos delivers an parallel beam that is visible and rich in contrast even more than a mile away.

“From the lasers to Claypaky Skylos and Xtylos fixtures, every element was meticulously planned and executed to perfection,” Hashisho noted.  In addition to the opening ceremony, Qvision also played a role in the pre-match ceremony and infotainment segments plus the concluding coronation ceremony, for which Qvision designed, constructed and branded the coronation stage, drawing inspiration from the championship’s brand elements to create a visually stunning centrepiece.

“This event was yet another testament to our relentless pursuit of innovation and quality, building upon our proven track record of successfully organizing major international events such as the AFC Asian Cup and World Cup,” concluded Hashisho.  “At Qvision, our goal is always to exceed expectations and leave behind a legacy of exceptional event management.”