Producers of the forthcoming SEX AND THE CITY sequel have been forced to search for a new location for the movie after they were denied permission to film in Dubai .
The hit TV show and subsequent big screen adaptation were both set in New York, but bosses behind the film follow-up wanted to include scenes set in the UAE
Filmmakers had to turn over a copy of the script to prior to production, enabling them to review "by taking in consideration the multi-cultural fabric of the society and its perceptions".
But government officials have taken a dislike to the planned work and have refused them access to shoot in Dubai.
Earlier reports had suggested authorities in the country were not keen on having the word 'sex' in the title.
Studio bosses are hoping the Sex and the City sequel will emulate the huge success of the original movie, which earned $401 million at the worldwide box office.