By Staff writer
Some of the scenes from the film were shot in the desert in Abu Dhabi last year
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, the latest instalment in the popular sci-fi movie franchise, it set to open in the UAE on December 17, a day before a host of other selected countries, including and two days before the UK.
Some of the scenes from the film were shot in the desert in Abu Dhabi last summer. While film industry data website IMDb listed the UAE opening as December 15, a local spokesperson from the Walt Disney Company confirmed the film is scheduled to be screened in cinemas in the UAE on December 17.
The US release of the highly-anticipated film will be a day later on December 18.
However, data on IMDb did confirm the film would not be shown in Morocco until January 14 and in Egypt until January 15. Chinese fans will also have to wait until January 29, according to the IMDb dateline.For all the latest art news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.