The new promotion is in connection with the launch of their new
On June 24 th , adidas unveiled the world’s first ever liquid billboard in Dubai, in line with the brand’s
recent debut of its Burkini Collection. The first-of-its kind stunt celebrates adidas’ drive to offer a
wider choice of technical apparel for athletes everywhere, simultaneously inspiring confidence in
women and building on its commitment to make the future of sport as inclusive as possible.
A YouGov survey commissioned by adidas in 2021 reveals that only 12% of women in the United
Arab Emirates are completely comfortable wearing a swimsuit at a public beach or pool. Body shame
and lack of privacy are the two main reasons women do not feel comfortable in their swimsuits.
The ground-breaking activation, which took place at one of Dubai’s most popular public beaches saw
the reveal of an incredible 5-m high and 3-m deep swimming pool. The liquid billboard could fit
around 3,319 adidas shoe boxes and is made of reinforced transparent acrylic. Its walls can hold a
whopping 11,500 gallons of water equivalent to nearly 163 bathtubs! The structure took a team of
32 people to build, working around the clock for 3 weeks to deliver.
Ladies of Dubai were invited to take a public “leap” of faith and participate by taking a dive “Beyond
the Surface,” reinforcing the brand’s global attempt to ensure that sport is welcoming for all. Those
who took the public dive into the liquid billboard included adidas ambassador and amputee
triathlete Dareen Barbar who is also a Guinness World Records title holder as well as adidas
ambassador Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi Arabian female to climb Mount Everest. To further
amplify this historic moment, content from the liquid billboard was beamed directly onto a digital
screen above the Dubai Mall Ice Rink, next to the adidas flagship store, allowing shoppers and
mallgoers to enjoy the experience.
Amrith Gopinath, Sr Brand Director adidas GCC said: “Our belief is that nobody should be prevented
from enjoying the benefits of being in and around the water, hence the recent launch of our
diversified product offering for all women and our Burkini Collection. Each piece is also carefully
crafted to ensure that additional fabric does not reduce a swimmer’s ability to move in the water.
The range went through a detailed testing process with consumer groups across multiple regions to
help find the perfect balance of fit, features, performance and coverage.”