We’ve all been hearing the rumours for a while, but earlier this month the Dubai Film and TV Commission announced that the new Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond, will indeed be filmed right here in Dubai.
The likes of Idris Elba, Chris Pine and sci-fi queen Zoe Saldana are set to arrive in Dubai for filming in October, with the film expected to be released in July 2016.
Of course, this won’t be the first time the UAE has been the backdrop for a big-screen blockbuster. In fact, the country has gained quite a reputation as a filming location over the years. Here are our top six films that were shot in the UAE.