Wahat Al Karama Visitor Center

  • Client: Undisclosed
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


  • Concept Development + Refinement
  • Design + Development
  • Interior Design
  • Media Production
  • Project + Production Management
  • Installation Supervision
  • Programming + Training

Thinkwell designed and produced the Memorial’s new Visitor Center experience, which highlights the values and stories of the UAE’s fallen heroes through detailed exhibits, artifact curation, interactive technologies, and digital media experiences.

The Wahat Al Karama Memorial is comprised of thirty-one massive aluminum-clad, inscribed tablets that support each other and symbolize the unity, solidarity, and mutual values of the nation, its military and civil servicemen, and its fallen heroes.  The new Visitor Center experience offers guests from around the world an opportunity to further explore the monument’s message of service and support. The Visitor Center contains eight interactive exhibits with a goal to enrich the overall visitor experience.  Thinkwell Studio Montréal developed the back-end programming and interactivity for all eight interactive media stations, which allow guests to explore the translations and contextual interpretations of the leaning tablets’ many inscriptions.

While visiting the Center, guests can discover the history of the UAE’s Commemoration Day and its impact on the creation of Wahat Al Karama through interactive touch screens and engaging media exhibits that highlight the names, legacies, and values of the region’s fallen heroes. Visitors can also create their own bas relief rubbings of their favorite tablet inscriptions, sign the Memorial’s digital guest book, and share a photo of their experience with a message of pride that can be sent digitally and shared on social media.

This project was completed prior to Thinkwell’s acquisition of Réalisations-Montréal in 2019.  Réalisations-Montréal is now Thinkwell Studio Montréal.