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The opening ceremony of the 24th edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup took place on Tuesday 26th November 2019 at the Al Khalifa International Stadium, in Doha, one of Qatar's most advanced and modern sports facilities. The tournament, the biggest football event for the Gulf states’ national teams, saw the participation of all eight teams of the Gulf area: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman and Yemen.

For the occasion Filmmaster Events designed and produced a show celebrating the history of the sports event founded in 1970 and in particular, the three editions that Qatar has hosted in the past, in the name of the universal values of sport.

The ceremony alternated digital moments, in which technology played a central role, with spectacular choreography – including the traditional Al Ardha sword dance dating back to the Bedouin era – staged by over 1,000 performers, coordinated by an international team from more than 30 different countries. The event was organised in partnership with AD Studio and the creative support of the company Sila Sveta.

For Filmmaster Events this was a pleasant return to the Khalifa International Stadium: the company curated the inauguration ceremony in May 2017, celebrating the opening of the first facility built for the FIFA World Cup which Qatar will host in 2022.


  • Approximately 40,000 spectators present

  • 1,000 performers

  • 335 professionals from 33 different countries coordinated by Filmmaster Events

  • 24 wave flamers

  • 3’ minutes fireworks 360° display

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