Poem of the Eternal City

An ambitious new tourist centre opens to much fanfare with an impressive production to match. TPMEA catches up with the teams at Mandylights and Auditoria to find out more…

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.

Photos: Mandylights