FURIOUS 7 TAKES ABU DHABI TO A ‘WHOLE OTHER LEVEL’
All India, 8th April 2015 : Adrenaline, fast cars and incredible stunt sequences come together in one of the most anticipated movie releases of the year – Furious 7 – which was filmed in several locations across Abu Dhabi, the vibrant capital of the United Arab Emirates.
The emirate offered the film’s producers an exciting backdrop with striking architecture, unique locations and stunning landscapes for the latest installment of the Fast & Furious franchise.
“The filming of Furious 7 in Abu Dhabi allowed us to highlight the emirate’s fantastic mixture of stunning natural scenery and incredible modern architecture, which will undoubtedly raise our international profile,” said HE Jasem Al Darmaki, Acting Director General of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.
“We were excited to host the cast and crew of Furious 7 in our home, and believe it was an excellent opportunity to showcase Abu Dhabi, introduce newcomers to our renowned hospitality and demonstrate the diversity of the destination.”
Filmed in April 2014, Furious 7 shows several iconic attractions across Abu Dhabi including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the luxurious Emirates Palace and Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotels, and Yas Marina Circuit – home to the annual Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – in addition to the historic ‘Oasis City’ of Al Ain and the expansive and majestic Liwa Desert.
“We look forward to the world watching Abu Dhabi in Furious 7 and will work hard to entice viewers to visit us in person,” added Al Darmaki. “We hope the success of this movie and our efforts to attract major film companies such as Universal to our shores will be repeated. Abu Dhabi will continue to welcome filmmakers from around the world and extend all assistance for future projects.”
The seventh in the film series, the world premiere of Furious 7 took place at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Wednesday, April 1, followed by the release of the movie in theatres across the country on Friday, April 3.
“We are delighted to see Universal Pictures choosing the United Arab Emirates capital, Abu Dhabi, as a location for their movie. Its nice to see how the longstanding relationship between the UAE and the US has extended to world-class production, post-production facilities and use of Abu Dhabis unique locations, which only enhances the special relationship between the UAE and the US. We thank twofour54 for facilitating the filming of Fast and Furious 7,” said Consul General Abdulla A. Alsaboosi, Consul General of the Consulate of the UAE in Los Angeles.
Directed by James Wan and featuring an all-star cast including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black, Jason Statham and the late Paul Walker, Furious 7 follows the crew as they try to stop a terrorist seeking revenge for his brothers death.
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ABOUT ABU DHABI TOURISM & CULTURE AUTHORITY
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The authority manages the emirates tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The authority supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirates heritage. A key authority role is to create synergy in the destinations development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.
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Universal Studios presents the Vin Diesel Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater forecourt on April 1st, 2015 in Los Angeles
The Arabian Splendour of Emirates Palace
Liwa’s desert dunes
Jumeirah Etihad Towers.