Tom Cruise to head to Abu Dhabi for 'Mission: Impossible' premiere

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Hollywood star Tom Cruise will be heading to the UAE capital for the Middle East premiere of 'Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One' on June 26.

The glittering red-carpet event at Emirates Palace will see his co-stars Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff and Simon Pegg, along with director Christopher McQuarrie.

Abu Dhabi's breathtaking desert landscape and iconic buildings, along with a specially-designed airport terminal will feature in the film.

It is the second time the Mission Impossible franchise has filmed in Abu Dhabi, following the jaw-dropping HALO jump sequence that was shot in the Emirate for 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

A collaborative effort from multiple businesses and entities across Abu Dhabi, including Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC), ensured the filming took place in 2021 over 15 days at the height of the pandemic, without any disruption.

"We are proud to have worked with such a genre-defining franchise once again and it demonstrates how Abu Dhabi has everything filmmakers need to successfully complete such large, complex productions," said Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Acting Director General of Creative Media Authority.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is among the 140 major productions to have been shot in Abu Dhabi in the past 10 years, from companies including Disney, Netflix, Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures. Films include Dune and Dune 2, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 6 Underground and Furious 7, as well as Bollywood hits such as Vikram Vedha, Tiger Zinda Hai and Bharat.

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