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Description

After declaring to the world that ‘One Summer Isn’t Enough’, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi is putting itself on the map as an ultimate winter sun destination.

While winter in the West means grey skies and duller days, Abu Dhabi offers holiday-goers the chance to free their fairer-weather favourites from storage boxes everywhere. Abu Dhabi invites them shake off the winter blues and do what they rarely imagine doing this time of year – get excited to winter.

Whereas for regional markets, excitement and winter go hand in hand. After long, slow summers, Abu Dhabi’s neighbours can’t wait for winter. By turning ‘winter’ into a verb, the campaign makes it an active season, embodying the spirit the capital wants to embrace.

And so, the campaign kicks off with a series of whimsical films in four stages, produced by Dejavu. Each brings this excitement to life in full force, following the adventures of packed outfits as they actively escape their owners after arrival. With so much anticipation in the air, even these animated clothes ‘Can’t Wait to Winter’ in Abu Dhabi.

The first film stars Bollywood superstar and Experience Abu Dhabi brand ambassador, Ranveer Singh. After arriving in Abu Dhabi, the outfits he’s packed slip away for a head start on all the fun. The film sees Ranveer in thrilling pursuit, tracking his outfits across Abu Dhabi, enjoying every action-packed experience along the way.

The second film follows Chinese celebrity Liu Yifei as the outfits she’s packed break free to guide her through Abu Dhabi – leading her from one immersive experience to the next with effortless style. As Liu Yifei explores the emirate, her outfits become her tour guide, making her winter one to remember.

The third stage sees beloved Kuwaiti comedians, Dawood Hussein and Hassan Al-Ballam, reuniting for a common cause: capturing their packed outfits and ticking off their Abu Dhabi bucket lists along the way. Spanning several episodes, the chase takes them from one Abu Dhabi must-do to the next then to the next.

As for the fourth stage, a non-celebrity global film follows the story of a family whose clothes similarly make a run for it, excited to enjoy the fun themselves. This final rendition of the creative concept sees the clothes breaking free to explore Abu Dhabi, as the family plays a wildly enjoyable game of catch-up.

Even a packed line-up of films such as this showcases just the tip of the excitement iceberg in store for visitors this winter. One thing’s for sure, winter in Abu Dhabi has us on the edge of our seats.

This professional campaign titled 'Can’t Wait to Winter' was published in United Arab Emirates in November, 2023. It was created for the brand: Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, by ad agency: Serviceplan Middle East. This Integrated medium campaign is related to the Travel and Tourism industry and contains 4 media assets. It was submitted 5 months ago.

Credits

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi:
H.E. Nouf Mohamed Al-Boushelaibi - Executive Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications at The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi
Ghadeer Khub - Creative & Production Department Director at The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi
Nada Assaf - Campaigns Section Head at The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi
Mohamed ElShorafa - Campaigns Unit Head at The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi
Mira Al – Abdullah - Brand Strategy Unit Head at The Department of Culture and TourismAbu Dhabi
Serviceplan Middle East:
Natalie Shardan – Managing Director
Akhilesh Bagri – Chief Creative Officer
Rawida Saade – Client Servicing Director
Yehia El Joueidi – Account Director
Mohamad Saboury – Senior Account Executive
Frances Bonifacio – Head of Strategy
Karim Mroueh – Digital & Channel Strategist
Andre Couto – Creative director
Daniel Zacatenco – Associate Creative Director
Zein Sadedin – Sr. ENG copywriter
Nehal Salah -Sr. ARB copywriter
Kunal Gawani – Sr. Art Director
Yasir Ali – Sr. Digital Designer
Deja Vu:
Global film:
Production - Dejavu
Executive Producer - Manasvi Gosalia
Producer - Maarouf Bikdache
Head of Production - Kavya Iyer
Director - Fernando Livschitz
DOP - Fatih Türker
Photographer - Naim Chidiac
Head of Post Production – Rafic Sawaya
Ranveer Singh Film:
Production - Dejavu
Executive Producer - Manasvi Gosalia
Producer - Sampada Harkara
Head of Production - Kavya Iyer
Director - Navzar Eranee
DOP - Marcus Autelli
Photographer - Rohan Shreshta
Head of Post Production – Rafic Sawaya

Liu:

Production – Dejavu
Executive Producer - Manasvi Gosalia
Producer - Maarouf Bikdache
Head of Production - Kavya Iyer
Director - Fernando Livschitz
DOP - Daniel Tudano
Photographer - Yuan Liu
Head of Post Production – Rafic Sawaya

GCC:

Production - Dejavu
Executive Producer - Manasvi Gosalia
Producer - Maarouf Bikdache
Head of Production - Kavya Iyer
Director - Mohamad Kalawi
DOP - Mik Allen
Photographer - Naim Chidiac
Head of Post Production – Rafic Sawaya

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