Thinkwell, a worldwide leader in the creation of experience-based developments for theme parks, museums, casinos, retail and resort destinations, announced today the opening of Thinkwell Arabia, its newest international office, located in Media City, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is the second international office for the Burbank-based company which also operates Thinkwell Europa in Barcelona, Spain.
Thinkwell first ventured to the UAE in 2003 to collaborate on Ski Dubai, a one-of-a-kind indoor ski resort in one of the most sweltering locales on the planet. Its cutting-edge snow park, complete with toboggan runs and ice caves, won an industry award for design. That success gave rise to additional projects, including a new large-scale commission in Abu Dhabi where Thinkwell has been appointed as the lead design firm for the highly anticipated Warner Bros. theme park on Yas Island, a multi-billion dollar development.
“People in the UAE have a real appetite for the kind of world-class guest experience and entertainment we specialize in creating, ” expressed Francois Bergeron, principal and chief financial officer at Thinkwell. “Locating an office in Media City allows us to serve this region more efficiently, attending to clients’ needs in their territory and their time zone.”
While Thinkwell Europa continues to attend to clients in Europe and Africa, Thinkwell Arabia serves as the company’s base of operations in the region of the Middle East. The existence of fully staffed Thinkwell offices around the globe enables the company to continue to deliver the in the field, hands-on attention to clients integral to its industry reputation.
Thinkwell has a long track record of success creating exhibits, entertainment, attractions and events for some of the world’s best known destination resorts, museums and theme parks. It is recognized throughout the entertainment, corporate and hospitality industry for designing and producing state-of-the-art projects that extend brands by creating new and innovative experiences and entertainment. The Thinkwell team has won prestigious Thea awards (the equivalent of an Academy Award for the location-based entertainment industry) for its work on the Jurassic Park Institute Tour in Japan, the Ice Age Adventure attraction at Movie Park Germany, and the Snow Park at Ski Dubai in the UAE.
“It’s been a fantastic experience relocating from Spain to Dubai for the adventure of establishing Thinkwell’s newest office here. This marks another major milestone for our company, ” said Victor Arca, director of Thinkwell Arabia. “After twelve months of preparations to get the office up and running, we are very proud to have established a regional office in what is proving to be one of the world’s hotbeds of creative development.”
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About Thinkwell Group
Thinkwell Group is the umbrella company born of one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, Thinkwell Design & Production, to support the creation of new business entities that serve a growing clientele worldwide. In addition to its headquarters in Burbank, California, the company operates two regional offices: Thinkwell Europa in Barcelona, Spain and Thinkwell Arabia, in Media City, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Thinkwell Project Management is the company’s newest business arm, formed to serve clients seeking project supervision expertise. Together, the Thinkwell companies specialize in the turnkey design and production of one-of-a-kind experience-based theme parks, resorts, destinations, attractions, museums, exhibits, live shows and environments that have won widespread popular and critical acclaim, in addition to industry recognition. Thinkwell’s clientele is comprised of top international entertainment corporations, museums, professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and destination resorts including Harrah’s, Nike, the Atlanta Falcons, Universal Studios, MasterCard, Warner Bros., and other premier retail and entertainment organizations worldwide.
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