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Bollywood Movies That Were Filmed In Dubai

Bollywood movies having the right mix of thrill, comedy, action, spice and all other nice things usually go their way to become a blockbuster. We have listed 5 Bollywood blockbuster movies that have 1 common thing: Dubai. A visit to Dubai is incomplete for Indians if you don’t take a selfie at some of the most striking locations. Witness the filming locations of these movies by booking your Dubai vacation now.

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5 Bollywood Movies That Were Filmed In Dubai


Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in Welcome movie
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The comic combination of Nana Patekar and Paresh Raval comes with a guarantee to keep you engaged with their screen presence. Nana Patekar’s party was shot at the Grand Hyatt Hotel located at the edge of Dubai’s creek. The luxury hotel stands gloriously and is worth every penny spent here. The money extortion scene was shot at Dragon Mart, a shopper’s paradise. Spread across an area of 1.2 km, you will find all things suiting your interest and taste.


Race movie
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Race and its sequel are one of the most celebrated action movies of Bollywood cinema. The movie revolves around the fight among overambitious people tangled in a political war. The movie was shot in Dubai to reflect the character’s profile, the wealthy background. The places the movie was shot helped emphasise the luxurious lifestyle that the movie aimed to promote. The climax racing scene, the most pivotal scene in the movie was shot in Dubai as well. Dubai is surely a place to celebrate, every penny spend is deserving.


Dabangg bollywood movie
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Bollywood’s Bhai, as he is popularly known as captures the audience with his charm and cool moves. One of the most popular song in the movie, ‘Chori Kiya Re Piya O Re Piya’ was filmed against Dubai’s architectural wonders and landscape. Multiple scenes are shot around Deserts of Dubai, with Falcon in their hand, Khalid bin Al Waleed. The song sequence also has Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha taking a ride in the Dubai Sand Dunes. The last part of the song was shot in the grand Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi where you can marvel at the elegant architectural beauty.


Chelsea tower, Dubai
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This movie starring Govinda and Salman Khan will have you holding your stomach while you roll in laughter. The leading lady, Katrina Kaif plays the role of a lady who owns a business and has a lot of power. Her office is set in the famous Chelsea Towers in Dubai to reflect her status and power. The famous song,  ‘You’re my love, Janeja you’re my love’, was shot in Media city, Dubai. Dubai’s grandeur and beauty are surely reflected in the city. Another song in the movie, ‘Maria Maria’, was shot in the Emirates Palace hotel capturing the stunning palace hotel as its backdrop, surely a visual treat.

Happy New Year 

Happy new year bollywood movie
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The happening crew of ‘Happy New Year’ did keep us engaged with their nature of comedy and a lot of dancing. Most of the movie was shot in Dubai, as the story revolves around the grand dance competition in the UAE. The luxury hotel Atlantis, the Palm was one of the major locations for this movie’s shoot. The movie was initially scripted keeping in mind Dubai as its backdrop. The entire climax scene, including the World Dance Championship, was shot at Atlantis, on New Year’s Eve.

We hope we have given you a glimpse of the grandness of Dubai. All set to visit these amazing places? Don’t forget to take your selfie stick along. Unsure how to go about planning your Dubai vacation? Don’t worry. Pickyourtrail destination experts will be guiding you to curate the best personalized Dubai vacation to amaze you. What are you waiting for? 

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