Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol + Star Trek Beyond

Moviemakers fly down to Dubai when in need of wide-open deserts, astounding architectural landscapes, luxurious settings and futuristic city buildings. The most popular movie filmed on location in Dubai so far is Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

When the makers of Star Trek Beyond were searching for a futuristic cityscape for the third installment of this sci-fi movie, Dubai must have stuck out immediately. The city is the perfect candidate for offering a glimpse of the future city of Yorktown.

Join our guided tour to Ghost Protocol locations and explore what IMF Agent Ethan Hunt did in Dubai. Combined with the Star Trek Beyond location of Burj Al Arab, this is your chance to see the city’s locations featured in both films and enjoy your day in Dubai with maximum fun.

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  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 15 people per group.
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Mission impossible is one of the most popular action franchises in Hollywood, and Dubai played an integral part in the fourth movie. Ethan Hunt and his IMF fugitive gang are in Dubai to intercept the sale of some launch codes and prevent a nuclear attack on the US.

The stunning Burj Khalifa action sequence was performed by the lead actor Tom Cruise himself. The daring actions took place at a height of about 1,700 feet (518 meters) where Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt) calmly glides down the 163-story Burj Khalifa, located in the heart of Downtown Dubai! This scene was followed by Ethan Hunt’s run out of the Dubai International Financial Centre and into some unspecified Old Dubai souk and finally ending up at the Maydan Bridge.

The makers of Star Trek Beyond may have digitally enhanced some of the locations, and yet we can recognize countless Dubai sites. The iconic Jumeirah Lakes Towers, the Dubai International Financial Centre and the Burj Khalifa all star alongside the casts of the film, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba and Anton Yelchin.

Join our Half Day Mission Impossible and Star Trek Beyond tour to explore the location of Dubai where Mission Impossible and Star Trek were filmed. Walk the footsteps of Ethan Hunt and get a glimpse of futuristic Yorktown.

Locations (6)

1. Dubai creek, Deira side

Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek

Dubai’s part in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol ends with the scenes on the boat of a Russian arms dealer. This meeting scenes in the movie shot at the Deira side of Dubai Creek.

Walk through the harbor like Ethan and take some pictures of the location. The Creek area of Dubai separates two major districts that have played a big role in the transformation of Dubai into today’s metropolis: Deira and Bur Dubai. Old-style buildings, a mystic aura, and traditional style wooden dhows take you back to the old trading days of Dubai.

2. Burj Khalifa

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Burj Khalifa is the most visited location in Dubai and is featured in many movies, including big-budget blockbusters like Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Geostorm (2017) and Independence Day: Resurgence.

In Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Ethan Hunt and his team must get the nuclear codes to prevent the launch of a nuclear missile in America. The exchange of nuclear codes between Moreau and Hendricks’s right-hand man, Marius Wistrom, takes place at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. See where Ethan Hunt is rappelling down, running on, climbing and “flying” around on a rope on the tallest building in the world.

To experience this architectural masterpiece, you will be guided to the entrance of At the Top, where you get on the fastest elevator to reach the 124th and 125th floor to get the 360-degree view of the city.

3. Dubai International Financial Centre

We’ll head to DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) to relive the moments where Ethan Hunt runs from a shamal, charging from the Dubai International Financial Centre into the neighbourhood of Satwa. The DIFC Central Park also featured in Star Trek Beyond.

4. Meydan Bridge

Meydan Bridge, Dubai
Meydan Bridge, Dubai

The Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol car chase scene during the sandstorm ends with Hunt’s car colliding into the Marius Wistrom car, this scene was shot at the Meydan Bridge.

The Bridge is a VIP entrance to the Meydan Racecourse, a megastructure that can accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a 1-mile-long grandstand. Capture your Mission Impossible moment with the Meydan bridge in the background as seen in the movie.

5. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

We’ll stop at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel located on the man-made island Palm Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most prestigious stretches of coastline. This five-star luxury hotel is fit for royalty and has an exquisite interior design resembling the Ottoman Sultans’ lavish way of life.

In Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol it plays the part of an Indian palace, with Menzies portraying one of the hundreds of guests at a glittering ballroom party attended by Tom Cruise and his co-stars Jeremy Renner and Anil Kapoor.

You might also want to stop at The Pointe for a photo opportunity of Dubai’s Iconic Luxury Resort – Atlantis, The Palm.

6. Burj Al Arab

We’ll continue to Jumeirah Beach for a photo stop at Burj Al Arab. This iconic sail-shaped luxury hotel was part of the futuristic buildings of Yorktown from Star Trek Beyond and has also been featured in Geostorm (2017), Independence Day: Resurgence and Kung Fu Yoga.

The Burj Al Arab hotel is located on its own private island and the hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. We’ll spend some leisure time on Jumeirah Beach, also known as the Sunset Beach.

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