Wicked & GL events are extremely proud to have been part of the inaugural Saudi Cup in Riyadh; the ‘Richest Horse Race in the World’.
Wicked & GL were commissioned to deliver a full turn-key solution, covering not only temporary event requirements but permanent civil works and landscaping. Over an 8-week period the teams delivered over 8000m2 of temporary structures ranging from double deck, a-frames, arcum, rondo’s, saddle span and miniform. Alongside this – complete internal fit out from concept to design in VIP structures, food stalls, exhibitor stands and temporary stables.
Across the site, Wicked & GL delivered over 5500m2 of scaffolding, temporary grandstands for 1500, site-wide lighting, over 2km of heras fencing, all water & waste requirements, all branding requirements, temporary power throughout the entire site with primary and secondary distribution and all landscaping requirements. This included 24,000m2 of paving, 65,000m2 car park base, 26,000 plants and 12,000m2 lawn.
The DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai is the climax of the European Tour Race to Dubai – a prestigious and globally recognized premier tournament in golf, attracting the world’s best golfers and a huge volume of fans into Dubai.
At least 65,000 golf fans are expected to attend the tournament each year, with over 250 members of staff and a minimum 8-week preparation time for the event.
We are extremely proud to have provided a multitude of structures for this annual event since 2013, and we see it as an integral pillar of our events season.
The route of the first edition of the Dakar in Saudi Arabia explored the vast expanses of the largest country in the Middle East. The drivers and crews faced a total of 7,500 km, including 5,000 km of specials, five of them longer than 450 km. In a country where the desert is king, 75% of the rally was over sand… all types of sand.
We were greatly honored to be a part of the inaugural DAKAR Rally in Saudi Arabia.
Wicked sent 7 teams consisting of a grand total of 557 people to Saudi Arabia to build the bivouacs for each start and finish point of the race. With 12 stages to cover, Wicked executed 9 full bivouacs that leap-frogged each other throughout the two-week mega-project. 7 teams, 5 structure sets, 4 independent furniture sets, 3 independent branding sets and 2 full time logistics managers made this project the success that it was.
Established in 2015, Dubai Watch Week’s objective is to provide an educational platform to the global horological community on the watchmaking culture and craftsmanship – showcasing the artistry in making timepieces.
The main event goal is to establish Dubai as a hub in the watch industry and negate the intimidation that commonly surrounds luxury watches and timepieces.
A high-end temporary set up, made to look like a permanent installation. AC, anchorage and electrical integration needed to be seamless and hidden without impacting functionality – and most structures modified to increase ceiling height.
The Jakarta ePrix is an annual race of the single-seater, electrically powered Formula E championship, which is held in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is the first FIA-sanctioned race in the country since the A1 GP in 2006 and the first ever to be administered directly by the body.
Wicked showcasing our abilities for high-end interior fit out for this temporary Art gallery in Dubai.
Utilizing our highly skilled in-house designers to create bespoke designs which constantly exceed our client’s expectations whilst maintaining budgets and meeting design criteria.
This design was created to very strict branding guidelines, we worked in constant contact with the client during the design phase to ensure that every element was perfectly suited to the target look and feel.
From a technical point of view this design gave us some challenges. Creating an HVAC solution to maintain a comfortable internal temperature in a structure open to the outside took very careful engineering and dynamic air flow modeling.
The world’s most exciting race on water made its Middle East debut in Dubai Sail Grand Prix 2022, presented by P&O Marinas.
This unique event is a purpose-led global championship that sees teams battling in short, intense races at iconic stadium-style venues across the globe, representing Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.
The 2018 Asian Games was a continental multi-sport event that was held from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in Jakarta and Palembang. A variety of sports ranging from swimming to cycling and track events were held in Jakarta, featuring 463 events, 11,000 athletes in 44 sports with 45 countries & regions participating at 65 competition venues, supported by more than 13,000 volunteers on site.
Together with GL events, the project team consisted of 180 people from 23 different countries, as well as more than 1,000 local workers.
A total of 45,000 m² of temporary structures have been installed in Jakarta, making it one of WICKED’s largest projects to date.
In a first-ever collaboration set to bring football fans an experience to remember, Visa and Crypto.com unveiled Visa Masters of Movement, a hybrid experience that kicked off with a pre-event NFT auction of some of FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup’s most memorable, iconic goals.
The auction was part of the broader Visa Masters of Movement in Qatar, which is an on-site fan experience that includes an indoor LED soccer pitch where guests wear motion capture sensor vests made by Kinexon to track their movements. The four-minute matches can host up to six players on each team and will be played with an Adidas smart ball embedded with sensors from Kinexon. The player and ball tracking experience for fans comes as this year’s World Cup will be the first played with a connected ball from Adidas and Kinexon to support faster automated reviews for offsides decisions.
The Maine is a Dubai-based New England Brasserie Company known for serving seafood and brasserie style dishes.
Established in 2014 by Pine Tree State Trading Company, The MAINE, which first opened in a loading dock at the far edge of Dubai’s coastline, has since become the leading New England brasserie company in the region, with three locations now open in JBR, Studio City, Business Bay and a Taco Truck that is touring events around Dubai.
Majlis Mohamed bin Zayed hosted a series of four lectures that shed light on communities and the future, in addition to addressing timely topics of geopolitical stability, technology, and health. Through open and candid dialogues with experts, the series aims to address the challenges society collectively faces today, while facilitating a united sense of community.
Organised by the Majlis Mohamed bin Zayed at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the lecture was presented by Salim Ismail, Founding Executive Director of Singularity University, Co-Founder and Chairman of OpenExO, and Member of the Board of Directors of the XPrize Foundation.
The Oman Open forms part of the European Tour and is played annually at Al Mouj Golf in Muscat.
The Oman Open has been part of the European Tour since 2018, but the journey started in 2013 when the European Challenge Tour first came to the Sultanate, returning each year until 2017. The event has grown year on year, in strength and reputation, and is now a firm favourite amongst the European Tour players.