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The Network of Films Shot in the UAE

The Network of Films Shot in the UAE

Working with international crews is an excellent opportunity for an exchange of cinematic knowledge for local film makers. Here are six such opportunities.

December 6, 2011 4:11 by

This political thriller revolving around the precarious world of oil had a budget $50 million—it also won George Clooney an Oscar for Best Actor. Syriana as filmed on location in the UAE and other parts of the Middle East:  “There’s so much construction going on all the time in Dubai that it throws an immense amount of dust into the air,” explained Steve Gaghan, director of the film. The quality of light in the Dubai sky, no matter what the season, is something that just couldn’t be realistically reproduced on a soundstage in the US, Gaghan said.

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