The emirate of Dubai is best known for its futuristic infrastructure, surreal 7 star hotels and one of the world’s most iconic skylines. Indeed for contemporary urban scenery it’s hard to match anywhere in the world. It also offers stunning desert and mountain scenery, miles of picturesque coastline and authentic Arabian culture. With such a full spectrum of ‘east meets west’ settings, and just six hours’ flight from europe, Dubai is already one of the world’s favourite destinations for stills shoots.

Abu Dhabi:
The capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is the wealthiest and largest emirate with more than 400 km of coastline, over 20 pristine parks and gardens, and a mesmerising array of luxury hotels (including the Emirates Palace, the most expensive ever constructed). The city of Abu Dhabi is rich with traditional culture and architecture with a wide range of influences creating fascinating backdrops for stills sets. Year-round blue skies and a shoot-friendly environment add to Abu Dhabi’s growing reputation as an exciting global stills destination.

The Sultanate of Oman possesses a splendid historic heritage, magical natural beauty, and year-round good weather. In addition, Oman is famous for its security,
stability and the spirit of tolerance of its Omani citizens. Oman beautifully blends the past and the present. This is true not just of the city and its architecture but also
its attitude and customs. The capital city, Muscat, is often described as “Arabia’s jewel”. Muscat is densely green. The roads are lined with never-ending green lawns
and trees. During winter the city becomes widespread with beautiful, multicoloured flowers. Old Muscat has a quaint charm about it with many forts, castles, mosques
and towers surrounding its landscape. Greater Muscat boasts high-rise business properties, world-class highways, upscale suburbs rooted in traditional Islamic
architecture, elegant mosques, large green parks, archaeological sites, museums and world-class hotels.

Rated as the number 1 tourist destination in 2009 by The New York Times, it’s no surprise that Beirut, Lebanon has quickly become one of the biggest advertising hubs in the region. This beautiful country offers a variety of locations with a blend of Middle Eastern, European and ancient architecture. From Roman ruins and desert landscapes to white sand beaches and mountains, wild greenery and of course the famous cedar forests, Lebanon seems to have it all. The city of Beirut, the main production centre, is a stunning and vibrant city known for its contemporary nightlife, world renowned restaurants, clubs and bars. Coupled with its moderate Mediterranean climate and mild temperatures throughout the year, Lebanon has a lot to offer as a film and photographic production destination.

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