Dubai bans ‘Sex and the City’ shoot

UAE authorities reportedly block move to film scenes of the infamous TV series in Dubai.
TV SERIES: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Carrie in Sex in the City. (Getty Images)
By Joanne Bladd
Thu 30 Jul 2009 01:23 PM

The big-screen sequel of the infamous TV series ‘Sex and the City’ has hit a stumbling block, after UAE authorities reportedly blocked a move to film a number of scenes in Dubai.

Plans to base a part of the plot in the emirate are now on hold, a source told US Weekly, as the show’s salacious content is seen to be at odds with the UAE’s more conservative culture.

“The UAE authorities aren't keen on the title because of the word 'sex',” the source said.

The news is a second blow for the production team behind the film, which has reportedly already postponed filming in New York until the end of August.

Studio bosses are hoping the sequel will match the massive success of last year’s movie debut, which grossed more than $400m at the worldwide box office.

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