Earlier this year, it was rumored that some filming for Star Trek Beyond would take place in Dubai and that rumor has been confirmed.
The Dubai filming will take place this autumn.
We are delighted that Dubai has been selected for the filming of this international blockbuster production, particularly to mark their fiftieth anniversary, and we look forward to welcoming the Star Trek team,” said Jamal Al Shariff, chairman of Dubai Film and TV Commission. “Not only will this shine the spotlight on Dubai and the UAE’s excellent locations, infrastructure and flexibility, but it will significantly boost the UAE’s economy, tourism and entertainment sectors.”
“TV and film is an incredibly powerful platform through which we can showcase the many tourism facets of Dubai and being associated with a movie of this caliber is a great opportunity for us to reach millions of people across the globe,” said Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing. “The city’s world-renowned architecture, diverse landscapes and attractions are proving increasingly attractive to filmmakers and we are seeing Dubai gain a reputation as a world-class filming location.”
The filming in Dubai will begin in October.