Ski Dubai Virtual Reality
Giga Works has been approached and commissioned by HUG Digital, to produce and create Ski Dubai Virtual Reality Experience. HUG Digital is the region’s leading digital agency with offices in UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia & India.
Every year, during the hot summer months, Ski Dubai, suffers from a footfall decrease, like many other attractions. Hence the idea of activating in Mall of The Emirates and the idea behind creating a Virtual Reality Experience.
The shoot was all done after hours using stunts and Ski Dubai staffs. Temperature was -4º whereas at the same time of the year, the outside temperature would be around 45ºC! It was a lot of stress on the equipment but we managed to get the best out of it.
The 360º Video resolution is 4K and the sound was captured using five microphone to create a complete sound and image immersion. We have created in total two different experiences: Skiing Experience and Snow Park Experience. See below Youtube links.
We have also built the 3x3m booth needed to activate at the Mall of the Emirates. We have used the Samsung Gear VR, a head mounted display developed by Oculus, and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to deliver the experience to the visitors. The experience started in July 24, 2016 and will last for two months. The booth can be found at the ground floor of the Mall of The Emirates, opposite Carrefour.