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Confirmed: Star Wars premiere to be staged in Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace screening will take place just 48 hours after the world premiere in LA

Confirmed: Star Wars premiere to be staged in Abu Dhabi

Twofour 54, Abu Dhabi's movie production hub, has confirmed a regional premiere for the much-anticipated 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' movie will be held in the UAE capital on December 16, 48 hours after the world premiere in Los Angeles.

The announcement confirming the Emirates Palace premiere was made this morning through twofour54's official twitter account:

 

Commenting on the announcement, twofour54’s CEO Noura Al Kaabi said “Having Star Wars: The Force Awakens screen in Abu Dhabi prior to its general release is a real validation for how successful the filming was whilst the production was here. To date, all of the trailers and TV spots for the film have included scenes from Abu Dhabi, which have generated unprecedented excitement around the globe. We are very proud of our achievements and excited for audiences around the world to experience Abu Dhabi on the big screen”.

Filming of the movie took place in the Abu Dhabi desert last summer and the UAE will portrait Jakku, which has been described as “a frontier desert planet in a remote section of the Outer Rim Territories.”

The seventh installment of the popular movie franchise will feature returning 'Star Wars' stars Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher as Han Solo and Princess Leia, respectively, and will go on general release in the UAE on December 17.