It's time for some TV history to be made on our shores! The Bold & The Beautiful started shooting in the UAE today (17 March), becoming the world’s first daytime drama to shoot episodes in the country.
Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P Bell dished, “I've been fascinated with Dubai and Abu Dhabi for quite some time because of their spectacular skylines rising up out of the desert on the Persian Gulf and the fantastic convergence of diverse international cultures. In our story, business mogul Dollar Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) whisks his fiancée Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) off to the Emirates to marry her at this new crossroads of the world. Possessive ex-husband Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) follows them to impose his will on this romantic, stunt-filled action-packed adventure."
Parts of eight episodes filmed this week in the UAE will air in the US this year from 23 May through 6 June, while audiences across the Middle East will see them on Dubai One a year later in 2015.
Sarah Al Jarman, Dubai One Channel Manager, added, "We are very excited about The Bold & The Beautiful coming out to Dubai and Abu Dhabi for the filming of their episodes. We have such a strong following for the show on our channel and having the cast here, and the team, filming in the region, really makes it relative for our viewer which makes it that more engaging."
So where will The Bold & The Beautiful film in the UAE? Check out the locations below...
Atlantis, The Palm
The Dubai Mall Promenade
Skydive Dubai Helipad
Along the Corniche
Yas Marina Circuit