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Furious 7 Displays Dazzling Wonder of Amazing Abu Dhabi

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | April 03, 2015

Furious 7 Displays Dazzling Wonder of Amazing Abu Dhabi

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If the trailer is any guide, Furious 7, which opens this weekend, will provide electric energy, cinematic vitality, raucous displays, explosions, cars and myriad worldwide locales such as the picturesque Abu Dhabi.

Millions will eventually flock to theaters to see the latest iteration of the Furious franchise, which puts to shame the likes of Rocky and Jaws when it comes to number of sequels.

Of course, many will be eager to pay homage to the late Paul Walker who was an iconic part of the long-running series.

Here we touch upon what may just drive eager travelers to take in the movie, aside from the previously mentioned cars driving fast and leading to numerous explosions.

We are of course talking about the locations, which have been as diverse through the series as automobiles.

IMDB hints at a wide range for this iteration, including Los Angeles, Tokyo, Atlanta, Toronto and Colorado.

Stars of the movie include Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez and the lovely Abu Dhabi, the latter of which was noted by a proud Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority that is glowing at the moment.

Acting Director General of the Authority, Jasem Al Darmaki, offered thoughts via a press release: “The filming of Furious 7 in Abu Dhabi allowed us to highlight the emirate’s fantastic mixture of stunning natural scenery and incredible modern architecture, which will undoubtedly raise our international profile.”

Now you can glimpse what the characters have in store for the location in the above trailer, but producers have also offered a featurette ahead of the nationwide release of the film:

As Rodriguez proclaims, “I went to Abu Dhabi about two years ago on a visit and all the questions I got were when are they bringing Fast and Furious to Abu Dhabi.”

The answer comes in the form of a high-octane film.

Ludacris notes that this is the perfect place, which is essentially an oasis for super cars. And if you don’t believe him, consider a previous report where we showed off nearby-Dubai’s police cars:

In the case of Furious 7, director James Wan makes use of the deserts, roads and, yes, even the upper floors of the nearby buildings for this insane rollercoaster ride.

Al Darmaki continues, “We hope the success of this movie and our efforts to attract major film companies such as Universal to our shores will be repeated. Abu Dhabi will continue to welcome filmmakers from around the world and extend all assistance for future projects.”

We think that sentiment will go well beyond production studios, enticing future travelers who are just looking for an exotic destination that meets several criteria; we assume most important of which are beauty and luxury.

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