Famed for being a key location on the Silk Road, the historic Uzbeki city of Samarkand has launched a brand-new tourist centre that aims to attract a new generation of traveller to the ancient city. A completely purpose-built, self-contained city, Silk Road Samarkand centres around a man-made canal and features world-class facilities including hotels, business centres, restaurants and an amphitheatre.
To celebrate the opening of this landmark facility, the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, was invited to attend a grand opening ceremony, which was produced and directed by ABV Studio Events.
Taking place in the Eternal City – the centrepiece of the 260-hectare complex – the ceremony comprised a Presidential address followed by a theatrical performance featuring an extensive cast of dancers and musicians, including UK artist, Sami Yusuf. Supporting the show was an equally impressive technical team, including Mandylights and Auditoria.