Dune Filming Locations Tour

The much awaited latest take on Dune by Denis Villeneuve featuring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac is not scheduled to hit the theaters before October 2021, but we have already picked out the first filming locations in preparation of some Dune themed tours (see the tour map below).

Unfortunately, we haven’t found any local tour operators to organize this tour yet, but we’re still looking. If you are or know a high-quality tour operator visiting Dune filming locations, please fill out this contact form. In the meantime, you might hop into your car with a few fellow fans and visit the below locations.

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Locations (4)

1. Stadlandet / Caladan

Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Dune at Stadlandet, Norway
Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Dune at Stadlandet, Norway

Stadlandet in western Norway must have been an easy choice as the filming location for Caladan, the native planet of House Atreides for 26 generations before taking over Arrakis. In Dune, Frank Herbert describes Caladan as an ocean world, and the filmmakers found plenty of that around the peninsula Stadlandet, surrounded by fjords and located between the North Sea and the Norwegian See.

2. Origo Studios

Origo Studios Stages
Origo Studios Stages

Most of the interior scenes of Dune were shot in Origo Studios in Budapest, one of the largest film studios in Europe. The studio opened in 2010, and has already made its mark with blockbusters like Inferno (2016), Atomic Blonde (2017) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017), which was also directed by Dune director Denis Villeneuve.

3. Wadi Rum / Arrakis desert scenes

Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson at Wadi Rum, Jordan
Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson as Paul Atreides and Lady Jessica in Dune at Wadi Rum, Jordan

The otherworldly Wadi Rum in Jordan – also known as the Valley of the Moon – is an incredible popular filming location for desert scenes. Before serving as the remote desert regions of the planet Arrakis aka Dune, this beautiful landscape first came to fame as a major filming location for Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Since then, Wadi Rum has played a star role in Hollywood blockbuster movies like Prometheus (2012), The Martian (2015), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) just to name a few.

This is where Paul Atreides and his Bene Gesserit mother Lady Jessica land after escaping the Harkonnen attack on House Atreides.

4. Abu Dhabi's Empty Quarter / Arrakis

Dune
Dune

The Empty Quarter (Rub’ al Khali) is the world’s biggest sand desert and the perfect filming locations for the endless sand dunes of the desert planet Arrakis. Located in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, it covers parts of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

During filming in Abu Dhabi, the film cast stayed at the 5-star Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in the Fawa Oasis near the southern border of the United Arab Emirates.

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