Al Habtoor plans movie about Dubai's trade with India, Pakistan

Top UAE businessman says film will be based on real-life events which he has written himself
Al Habtoor plans movie about Dubai's trade with India, Pakistan
By Lubna Hamdan
Wed 09 Sep 2015 02:20 PM

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, chairman of the UAE’s Al Habtoor Group, has revealed plans to produce a movie about the GCC’s trading with India and Pakistan.

Talking to Arabian Business, Al Habtoor said the film is a “real story” which he himself wrote.

“I wrote it about Dubai and the GCC and how they trade with India and Pakistan. It’s a real story, and if I find the right people, I will definitely produce it,” he said.

“This is different [from construction] I don’t know much about it myself. I have to be very cautious, because I’m not qualified to judge what is good and what is bad. So, I’m a little bit reserved about that,” he added.

The businessman initially revealed plans in February to become a Hollywood movie producer, stating that he was in the pre-production stage of two Hollywood films, the other being his autobiography.

In recent years, UAE production houses like Abu Dhabi-based Image Nation have been backing big-name Hollywood movies such as The Help and Contagion, starring A-list actors like Matt Damon.

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