Since it’s inception in 2013, WRG have successfully produced and managed the Qasr al Hosn Festival in Abu Dhabi. The 2014 Festival was an unprecedented success; with over 63,000 visitors over a ten day period in February; receiving hugely positive feedback on all aspects of content and production.
The technical and infrastructure requirements of such a large site are immense and complex – not least the on-site delivery and execution. In addition to the overall production, WRG were also responsible for the site preparation and landscaping.
Having supported WRG on the inaugural Festival and on numerous equally large and successful projects in the interim months, Gulf Crewing were our first choice to supply the general and support crew for the 2014 Festival.
We feel that our trust was very well placed. Gulf Crewing provided an exceptional core team led by their chief, Rahul. They supported our Site Management team throughout the project, fulfilling key roles such as mechanical plant operation and the distribution of materials, scenery and props.
During intense periods of the build the team would expand up to 27 crew and overall the Gulf Crewing boys contributed over 5,500 Man / Hours towards the success of the project.
Nothing was ever a problem for Rahul and his team, from sweeping sand to wading into the lake to help hoist the dhow sails and then on to the inevitable site clear-up of all the debris and waste that gets left behind.
I have enormous admiration for the Gulf Crewing boys; for their ability to get the job done and work under their own initiative. They are often the unsung heroes on projects when theirs is a significant contribution to the overall success, so I hope that the boys found working on the Festival every bit as rewarding and enjoyable as the technical team did.
I look forward to working with them all soon.