Thank you Dubai for making the mission possible: Cruise & crew

DUBAI — The UAE highly values innovation and creativity as key catalysts that enrich the human experience, said His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on the occasion of the completion of location filming of Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol in Dubai. He also stated that Dubai spares no effort in supporting innovation in various fields of cultural life, including cinema.

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Published: Sun 28 Nov 2010, 12:56 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:12 PM

Shaikh Mohammed’s statement came during a meeting late last week with stars and crew of the Hollywood movie. The team wrapped up almost a month of shooting in Dubai, the longest period the team has stayed among other cities to be featured in the film.

The star of the movie Tom Cruise, director Brad Bird and producers Jeffrey Chernov and Bryan Burk, expressed sincere thanks and gratitude on behalf of their team to Shaikh Mohammed for the warm reception and generosity they found in Dubai throughout their stay. They also praised the ultimate cooperation extended by various Dubai government departments, which made their mission ‘possible’ without any hurdles or delays.

The meeting with the Mission Impossible team was attended by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group; and Shaikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

As a token of appreciation to Dubai and its Ruler, the film team handed Shaikh Mohammed memorial gifts — a “clapper board” carrying signatures of the stars and makers of the film and a director’s chair with Shaikh Mohammed’s name written on it. A similar token gift was presented to Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, showing gratitude for Dubai’s generous hospitality.

Concluding their successful trip to Dubai, the team said that government support, reliable infrastructure, cultural diversity and rich variety of shooting locations make the emirate a sought-after destination for international industry professionals aspiring for new filming locations around the globe.

The three previous films in the Mission: Impossible series have together generated revenues exceeding $1.4 billion worldwide. —

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