mamemo productions: DOT STMP 2030 Launch

Inspired by the vastness of the desert, mamemo productions created a stunning launch event of the Abu Dhabi Department of Transports ambitious Surface Transport Master Plan. The entire venue was washed in white, from the floor-to-ceiling curtains, the acrylic flooring and the sleek furnishings.

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DOT primed to put metro up for tender

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