Lights, camera, falafel! 9 movie locations you can visit in the Middle East today
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You might not have the budget to travel to the places where Hollywood’s greatest movie stars vacation. But you certainly have the budget to schlep it to the places where they work. And be it Star Wars, The Bourne Ultimatum or The English Patient, some of Hollywood’s best talent has come to the Middle East to make their movies. Most recently, U.S. comedian Jon Stewart came to Amman to direct his first film Rosewater. The makers of Sex and the City 2 initially set out their stalls on Abu Dhabi for shooting a sexy segment- but it was not to be. Step in Morocco --the New Zealand of the Middle East for stunning and windswept backdrops.
The Middle East offers a dizzying variety of locales and sceneries to suit every palate and every taste - from parched deserts to lush green meadows as well as spectacular Mediterranean coastlines to snow capped mountains. It’s all happening in the Middle East.
Contrary to what some people think, not all movies shot in the Middle East are about terrorism. In fact, most aren’t.
So before you call your travel agent, or log on to that ticketing website, take a minute to view this slide show of Arabian settings. You’ll plumb the depths of a region full of grand surprises in scenery and scapes. The pristine and welcoming places that you saw on the silver screen as a child, on a special date, or on a well earned holiday weekend are waiting for you.
So come to the Middle East for your next vacation. Be a superhero, fall in love all over again, or simply discover whether you have what it takes to become a Jedi Knight. Tune in to our panel of Hollywood goes to Arabia, and remember, there's more to it than Lawrence of Arabia...
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