LOS ANGELES, CA (1 April 2015) – Consul General Abdulla Alsaboosi participated in the Premiere and launching events of Universal Picture’s Furious 7 in Hollywood at the TCL Chinese Theatre that included featured actor Vin Diesel’s Hand and Footprint Ceremony. Furious 7 was filmed in several locations across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi offered the film’s producers an exciting backdrop with striking architecture, unique locations and stunning landscapes for the latest installment of the Fast & Furious franchise. Filmed in April 2014, Furious 7 shows several iconic attractions across Abu Dhabi including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace and Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotels, Yas Marina Circuit as well as the historic “Oasis City” of Al Ain and the majestic Liwa Desert.
“We are delighted to see Universal Pictures choosing Abu Dhabi as the location for their movie,” said Consul General Alsaboosi. “It’s nice to see how the longstanding relationship between the UAE and the USA has extended to world-class production, post-production facilities and use of Abu Dhabi’s unique locations, which only enhances the special bond between the UAE and the USA. We thank Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority and twofour54 for facilitating the filming of Furious 7.”
Consul General Alsaboosi is a cinematography and film enthusiast. He is also a supporter of the ongoing effort to raise awareness among the USA West Coast region of UAE’s role in enhancing international relations and developing understanding between the UAE and the USA through art and culture.