The United Arab Emirates’s natural and man-made landscapes are vast and varied. Flame-hued rolling deserts, futuristic skylines, and gravity-defying architecture have seen the country become increasingly popular with directors and producers around the world. Whether you’re looking for any certain type of landscape, United Arab Emirates can provide you with all your imagination in mind. Mbrella Films can help you get the best experience from filming in the United Arab Emirates with our producers who have over 10 years of experience in film production. They will help you walk through every step from the permitting process to the post-production process.
Mbrella Films is one of the best production houses based in the United Arab Emirates, we can assure you that your film production will be done efficiently in our hands. We also have English-speaking producers who will guide you through every step of the production process in the United Arab Emirates. Continue reading to find out more about great locations to bring your next film production to in the United Arab Emirates.
Filming Locations in the United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates that can provide you with various sceneries more than you can imagine. However, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the main production center and the 2 locations that catch the eyes of many producers around the world. With their iconic and unique futuristic looks of the city skyscrapers and the desert dune sea, which would give a whole fresh look to any film production that shot here.
The Rub’ al Khali is a sand desert that covered parts of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. However, Liwa is one of the United Arab Emirates area, and it also has an oasis called Liwa Oasis. This desert has been featured in many blockbuster-tier film productions such as “Dune”, “Fast & Furious 7”, and “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.”
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
The Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) is a large development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates which consists of 80 towers being constructed along the edges of three artificial lakes. This area has been used in “Star Trek: Beyond” for its futuristic look planet.
The Emirates Palace
The Emirates Palace is a luxury five-star hotel in Abu Dhabi. Christina Aguilera performed at the venue during her Back-to-Basics Tour and had an audience of 20,000 people, attracting great media attention to the hotel. “Fast & Furious 7”, “The Kingdom”, and “6 Underground” are the names of movies that this hotel makes appearances in.
Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art museum located on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. it’s the largest art museum in the Arabian Peninsula. Artworks from around the world are showcased at the museum, with a stated intent to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western art. “6 Underground” is the movie that was shot here and got a unique look for the movie.
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Always save the best for last, The Burj Khalifa also known as the Burj Dubai is the world’s tallest building since 2009. Most people might recognize it from “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” which is shot both on the interior and exterior of the building in the scene where Ethan Hunt must climb out of the building. The building has also been a background for many blockbuster-tier film productions too.
Film Equipment and Crew in the United Arab Emirates
As countless blockbuster-tier film productions regularly bring their productions here to the United Arab Emirates, all the crew are well experienced in working with international production. Standard camera, grip, and lighting gear as well as the professional brands like Arris, REDs, and others that the country can offer to you. Mbrella Films can also provide you with English-speaking producers who have in-depth knowledge of the industry and have over 10 years of experience in film productions that will walk you through every step of the production process in the United Arab Emirates.
Budget for production in the United Arab Emirates
Its futuristic look of the country and other landscapes that the country can offer, make the United Arab Emirates priceless when talking about the budget when filming there. However, our producers respond quickly and will get your line budget breakdown at every step of the production process. If you are interested in bringing your production to the United Arab Emirates, feel free to contact us via the form below. Mbrella Films is here to make you get the best experience filming in the United Arab Emirates.