Once again GEM were appointed as the preferred events agency by a global consultancy group and were briefed to conceptualise and execute a unique theme for their annual Christmas event ‘that no-one in the Middle East had experienced before.’

Several large and impressive event spaces were shortlisted with the Asateer tent at the Atlantis being the chosen venue which was transformed into an Alice in Wonderland themed interactive experience and show.

Over 400 guests were welcomed to enter into the Wonderland through a clockface entranceway, to be greeted by an amazing ensemble of international performers, artists and ‘Wonderland ‘ characters inspired by Alice in Wonderland such as the Queen of Hearts, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and the Mad Hatter.

On arrival hostesses served colour-changing magic potion cocktails and were offered some instant photo opportunities with some of the characters before being invited to enter the Rabbit Hole to experience the Wonderland.

A secret world awaited them with lots more fun characters taking them to their seats and ushering them to try the topsy turvey room, where everything wasn’t quite what it seemed and a fantastic Wonderland Illusionist to mesmerize them even further. They could then experience the secret potion tasting room, where lost of tasty treats, some “not so nice” awaited them.

The keyhole entrance then gave them access to a psychedelic Shisha garden with a huge Shisha smoking caterpillar to add to the evenings activities.
All guests enjoyed the live cooking stations with dishes to cater for all tastes and a full theatrical, cirque du soleil style show followed. The evening ended with some fantastic musical entertainment from the Million Dollar band and one of Dubai’s best DJs.

The event was a massive success resulting in total excitement and amazement from all the guests and a very happy client.

“Waw waw waw… No words Andrea ! Yesterday was magical! Thank you and all your wonderful team for doing such a great job, everybody was AMAZED! The feedback is extremely positive.

Everything went smoothly and the attention to details was impressive as usual. The shows and actors, and their level of performance was incredible as well.

It was a pleasure working with you on this second event. Hope we do many more, our company and GEM seem to be a great match.” –  Events Coordinator

“The event was indeed very very special, the setup outstanding, the attention to detail superb and the organization and flow of events, flawless. So thank you!” – Project Leader.

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