With its superb feats of architecture and riveting anecdotes of rich Bedouin history, Dubai makes for the perfect base for storytelling! Quite expectedly, the glittering emirate has caught the fancy of some of the biggest names in Hollywood and has cemented its position as an up-and-coming filming ground for several big ticket Hollywood projects. Here are three popular movies that have been filmed in the emirate and have successfully tempted many film buffs to hop aboard international flights and relive the memorable moments from their favourite movies.
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Billed as 2011’s biggest Hollywood action flick, the fourth instalment of Mission Impossible was shot in Dubai. The gritty action thriller caught the fancy of audiences with interesting scenes showing Hollywood hunk Tom Cruise scaling the heights of Burj Khalifa – world’s tallest building; running through a dusty sandstorm through Dubai’s lively souqs and zooming through the streets of Meydan on a luxury sedan, all to save the world. Keen cineastes and Tom Cruise fans planning to book flights and relive the action-packed moments of the movie can do so in Dubai.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
2010 American drama/thriller, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is yet another big ticket project shot in Dubai. The movie revolves around the 2008 financial slump. Starring Hollywood heartthrob Michael Douglas and the charismatic Shia LaBeouf, Wall Street was partly shot in Dubai. Fans of this intense drama reserving their seats on flights bound for Dubai may check out the place where this big ticket Hollywood project was shot.
Syriana is George Clooney’s political thriller that shot to fame with its thought-provoking storyline and its larger than life star cast. This 2005 American movie was filmed in and around Dubai and went on become one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year. In addition, George Clooney won Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards for this film. This movie captured the true essence of Dubai and true blue cineastes hopping aboard flights to the emirate would surely like to check out the places where some of the memorable scenes of the movie were filmed.