Harlequin Arena has once again been involved with supplying bespoke temporary Ramadan structures for 2017, installing world class event hospitality infrastructure for six different clients.
The Middle East event infrastructure specialist was asked to work for two clients they’d supplied in 2016, a five-star hotel in Abu Dhabi and multiple car showrooms around the UAE.
The hotel brief was to provide a temperature-controlled Ramadan structure complete with interiors and furniture, and presented some challenges in the form of having to build water pontoons in the marina in order to accommodate the required structures and link them to the hotel’s restaurant.
A 6m by 6m Milano entrance tent was used, along with a 12m by 20m Aluhall which was connected to the main 15m by 25m Arcus structure. The larger tents provided enough space for the hospitality areas for both Iftar and Suhoor, the meals at the beginning and end of the day during Ramadan.
All the structures were built on Arena Super Deck and connected to the hotel’s Arabic restaurant with seamless, bespoke linkways and infills.
Planning had begun in the first quarter of 2017 with two months spent on working on structural and interior designs to enhance the facilities that had been delivered the year before.
All the furniture, temporary structures, substructures and temperature controlling equipment were sourced from Harlequin rental stock. The bespoke elements included some Arabic fretwork for AC covers, pillar cladding and the decor for the reception canopy.
The build process took three weeks and the facilities were available throughout the month of Ramadan.
For the UAE motor company, canopies with bespoke covers and furniture were installed at 17 of the company’s showrooms.
The largest of Harlequin Arena’s 2017 Ramadan projects was carried out for the a Middle East tourism board, and you can read the full details of that here.
Working for another five-star hotel Harlequin Arena was asked to build extensions to their restaurants and fulfilled this by installing a number of structures which were linked together to create the internal feel of one building. Once again furniture, interiors, bespoke element and cooling were supplied.
The remaining two Ramadan projects were a 20m by 30m Arcus with furniture, interiors and cooling for a major golf club and a 10m by 20m Aluhall for another top-class hotel in Dubai to provide an extension to their restaurant.