Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi is set to host the highly anticipated Middle East premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” on June 26th. The red-carpet event will take place at the iconic Emirates Palace and will be attended by the movie’s star Mr. Tom Cruise, director Mr. Christopher McQuarrie, and other cast members including Ms. Hayley Atwell, Ms. Pom Klementieff, and Mr. Simon Pegg.
The choice of Abu Dhabi as a filming location for the Mission Impossible franchise is a testament to the emirate’s stunning landscapes and architectural landmarks. The Liwa desert and the Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal were both used as locations for the movie, with the support of the Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) and other entities such as twofour54 Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Airports, and Etihad Airways.
This is the second time the Mission Impossible series has filmed in Abu Dhabi, following the breathtaking HALO jump sequence in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” in 2018. The success of the previous shoot convinced Paramount Pictures to return to Abu Dhabi for another challenging production.
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The ADFC played a vital role in securing approvals and permits for the shoot at the Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal and in Liwa, working closely with multiple stakeholders and government entities. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, filming took place over 15 days in 2021 with no disruptions thanks to the protocols put in place by the ADFC.
The production team built sets in both the Liwa desert and on the roof of the Midfield Terminal, showcasing the grandeur of these locations. The shoot also received support from local companies, suppliers, and a dedicated local crew.
Abu Dhabi has become a sought-after destination for major film productions, with over 140 productions filmed in the emirate in the past decade. The success of hosting such high-profile projects highlights Abu Dhabi’s standing as a premier film and TV location in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” in Abu Dhabi further reinforces the emirate’s reputation as a hub for the global film industry and its commitment to supporting and facilitating large-scale productions.