Abu Dhabi City Movie Sites Tour

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has got a lot to offer creative filmmakers. The stunning skyline paints a futuristic city, whilst the empty quarter’s golden sands let you live your Arabian night dream. It’s little wonder there are so many Hollywood movies shot in Abu Dhabi. Join our Hollywood-inspired tour with a live guide to Abu Dhabi’s hottest movie locations.

The diversity of landscapes and dramatic locations of Abu Dhabi have fascinated fans of movies and TV series in recent Hollywood blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Fast & Furious 7, the Netflix movie 6 Underground as well as the hugely popular Top Gear TV show. The city was also the main location for big budget Bollywood productions such as Bang Bang and Baby as well as the popular and long-running US daytime drama series The Bold and the Beautiful.

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  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 15 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one meter between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
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  • Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
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  • At monuments, museums, and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be 30% of the total maximum capacity.
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Locations (7)

1. Aldar headquarters building

Aldar Headquarters Building
Aldar Headquarters Building

The Aldar headquarters building is the first circular building of its kind in the Middle East and voted Best Futuristic Design 2008 by the Building Exchange Conference. The unique design of Aldar HQ impressed the famous director Michael Bay and this stunning building is featured in his latest Netflix action flick 6 Underground starring Ryan Reynold.

2. Emirates Palace Hotel

Emirates Palace Hotel - Fast and Furious 7
Emirates Palace Hotel - Fast and Furious 7

The Emirates Palace Hotel is the most expensive hotel ever built and the perfect example of Arabian architecture and luxury. This popular landmark of Abu Dhabi is featured in many movies including 6 Underground, Fast and Furious 7 and The Bold and The Beautiful.

The main building stretches over a kilometer from wing to wing, and its gardens spread across 100 hectares of Abu Dhabi Corniche. It features 114 domes, with the central dome at an imposing 72.6 meters above ground crafted meticulously with gold, mother-of-pearl and crystals. 

3. Etihad Towers

Etihad Towers
Etihad Towers

This iconic five-tower complex in Abu Dhabi invites residents and visitors to live, work, stay, shop and dine in one destination and offering the panoramic view of the city from its observation deck. The tower played a cameo in 6 Underground and Fast and Furious 7.

4. Union Square

The Union Square, also known as the “Cannon Square” is a popular tourist location in Abu Dhabi City, located near the Al Hosn fort. The beautiful landscape and unique structures display the heritage of the United Arab Emirates.

5. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world’s largest mosques and popularly known as the White Mosque. It’s a massive architectural work of art that intentionally blends different Islamic architectural styles from around the world. It features 82 domes, more than 1,000 columns, 24-carat-gold gilded chandeliers, and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet. The stunning architectural beauty of the white mosque played a cameo in the 6 Underground movie.

6. Yas Marina

With its long boardwalks, waterside restaurants and elegant yachts, Yas Marina is a glamorous addition to Abu Dhabi’s ever-growing city. It’s located on Yas Island, a popular leisure island and home to F1 Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World, Warner Bros and Yas Water World. We’ll also stop for a photo op at the W Hotel. Both Yas Marina and the stunning W hotel have featured the popular TV drama The Bold and The Beautiful.

7. Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi
Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum and the first of its kind in the Arab World. It’s designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel and contains impressive 9,200 m² of galleries. This includes the permanent gallery and a temporary gallery that showcases the collection from many notable French museums such as Louvre and d’Orsay. In the movie 6 Underground, the iconic Rain of Light dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi with the water and inscriptions of its atrium has played a cameo.

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