Is Star Wars Already Filming in Abu Dhabi?

Is Star Wars Already Filming in Abu Dhabi?

20 Apr 2014

Find out what's been spotted in the capital

Get your lightsabers ready, because Ahlan! has evidence that suggests Star Wars is coming to the UAE. 

Things have been moving in the middle of the Abu Dhabi desert and our sources say that the film crew for Star Wars have arrived and are setting the scene for filming Episode VII.

Large encampments of tents with four or five workers in each one have been seen in the dunes near Qasr Al Sarab resort moving around futuristic set pieces that are presumed to be from the movie.

One piece of equipment looks very similar to the escape pod on which C3PO and R2D2 used to crash land on the fictional planet Tatooine in the original 1977 flick Star Wars: A New Hope.

Veteran stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are rumoured to be reprising their iconic roles, and Peter Mayhew is also expected to return as Chewbacca, the big hairy Wookie.