Maestra Dubai’s operation is expanding and has moved to a new warehouse facility in the Dubai Investment Park (DIP) area – more than doubling their workspace.
This follows a strong start to the year by the Dubai team led by Tom Clements. The company now has 18 full time staff with more joining shortly and 2016 has seen major investments in new sound, lighting, rigging and video equipment in response to this buoyancy, in turn creating a need for more room for further streamline.
“Dedicated prep bays will assist in the overall speed and efficiency at which we can put productions out the door,” explained Tom, “which will make a huge difference to the practical day-to-day operations. We’re still right in the commercial centre of the city with excellent transport access and all the other advantages of a prime business location.”
Tom also reveals that a new highly experienced Warehouse Manager will be announced shortly who will be overseeing and running this aspect of the award winning company. There are “clean, climate and environmentally controlled areas” for the service and care of specific and sensitive equipment, and these will also enable mock-ups of technical scenarios and client demonstrations. The new building has a series of meeting rooms, spacious offices and is fully connected via all the high speed comms, including to Maestra Dubai’s main office and HQ in Dubai’s Design district – where the Project Management and Design teams are at the core of the creative action – and Maestra’s London headquarters in the UK.
Another recent investment has been in the asset management system ‘inspHire’ which is being rolled out across both Maestra Dubai and London, designed to further refine the workflow and the dynamic interaction between the two companies. Through these two principal hubs, Maestra is set up to service its clients internationally throughout Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim with the best and most comprehensive of technical production solutions.
The move is part of a planned expansion ahead of the 2016-17 Middle East event season, where Maestra is expecting another busy and interesting year of shows and events. Last year’s diverse range included WWE’s Dune Bash, Disney Live, Dubai Art Season, the 2016 World Drone Prix and SMK Tennis. One of the first events to be supplied from the new warehouse was Groove on the Grass, Dubai’s leading EDM outdoor festival staged at the Dubai Golf Club, for which Maestra delivered full technical production.