Top Gear, the world’s most popular television programme for motor enthusiasts, recently selected the UAE to film segments of the show, with host Richard Hammond test driving cars for the show’s twenty-first season.
twofour54 intaj, Abu Dhabi’s film and television services provider, supported the British Broadcasting Corporation by producing the segments made in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.
“We are delighted that the BBC selected us as their trusted partner in the production of Top Gear which has enjoyed tremendous success that is aired in over 170 countries,” said Noura Al Kaabi, the Chief Executive Officer of twofour54.
“This is the latest large-scale production to film in Abu Dhabi, capitalising on the Abu Dhabi Film Commission’s 30 per cent production rebate and adds to the Emirate’s growing reputation as an international television and film production hub.”
The first of the segments filmed in the UAE, featuring a Porsche 918, aired in the UK this week and will debut in the Middle East next week. Other segments will follow. Filming took place at well-known areas and landmarks, including Liwa Oasis, Yas Marina Circuit, Emirates Palace and Yas Waterworld.
Top Gear is the latest production to take advantage of ADFC’s rebate and local facilities – others include the upcoming Hollywood thriller from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Deliver us from Evil, the Syrian drama Hammam Shami and Universal’s Fast and Furious.
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Mohammad Al Okour, twofour54: D: +971 50 881 5000