Being a luxury holiday destination, Dubai calls out to the travellers who plan their vacation with just one agenda in mind – to pamper themselves. Dubai is a big hit on the list of vacation seekers and has been a part of many bucket lists. Oh, wait! The city’s fan following doesn’t stop there; because of its traditional and contemporary background scenery, it has caught the attention of several Bollywood movie directors in both old and recent Bollywood flicks as well. Dubai has provided a beautiful backdrop and scenic vistas to many Bollywood movies. From Welcome to Happy New Year, the list of movies shot in Dubai is just getting longer and longer.

So, the next time you watch a movie do keep a sharp look out at the beautiful background scenery. Chances are you are bound to spot a familiar background!

We have listed out few Bollywood blockbusters shot in Dubai that may be different in genres but have one thing in common – the beautiful sight of Dubai. The scenes have been shot at some of the most beautiful and appealing locations, that will force you to book a flight ticket to Dubai right away.

1. Race


One of the fourth most popular movies of 2018, after Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Ghajini and Singg is Kingg in terms of profit generated. The set of thriller Bollywood flick Race was expansively shot at some wonderful locations in Dubai. The movie showcases the wealthier class and revolves around politics, hence they chose Dubai as their backdrop. This was done so the grandeur and lavishness of the city would reflect the wealthy background and perfectly compliment the character’s profile. The climax scene of the movie where the cars chase each other to the finish was all shot in Dubai. The movie’s shooting location provides an aerial view of Dubai, showing the highway junction and other offbeat settings of the city. The locations selected to shoot the movie scene have helped the movie perfectly to accentuate the wealthy and classy lifestyle it looked forward to promoting. The place with its luxury of living will do justice to every single penny spent here and it’s worth the extravaganza.

2. Welcome

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Probably one of the most hilarious movies with a perfect comic timing, the cast did entertain us with every screen presence. Nana Patekar and Paresh Raval, the with their amazing comedy skills left a long-lasting tickle on the audience. The scene from the movie where Anil Kapoor goes to extort money from Paresh Raval at his wife’s boutique, that particular shot is filmed at Dragon Mart, Dubai. This huge mart is expanded over an area of about 1.2 km, and has items from China in store. For all the shopaholics on a budget, the place is your paradise. The store has everything from clothes to electronics, you name it they have it.

The sequel of this movie, ‘Welcome Back’ was also shot at some of the beautiful locations in UAE. On your visit Dubai, just like Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar, make it a point to click a selfie with the famous and the tallest building, Burj Khalifa.

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3. Partner

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Seeing two of the best partners of Bollywood coming together in a movie is nothing less a treat for the eyes of the audience. Yes, we are talking about the audience’s favourite partners – Salman Khan and Govinda and their biggest hit Partner. Seeing the two with a perfect comic timing was sure to let the audience jaw muscles ache due to unstoppable laughing sessions. The movie has Katrina Kaif along with Salman and Govinda. She plays the role of a wealthy girl, who owns a business and to show her wealthy status, her office is scene is shot in the Chelsea Towers in Dubai, for its perfect glam to be shown as a corporate office.

The popular song, ‘You’re my love, Janeja you’re my love’, from the movie Partner, was filmed in Media city. Another song called, ‘Maria, Maria’ was filmed at Emirates Palace Hotel and the place with its opulence gives a perfect backdrop to the song.

4. Hamari Adhuri Kahani

Hamari Adhuri Kahani

The movie starring the stunning actors Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan shot for their film ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ in Dubai, and the movie was largely shot in Dubai’s popular tourist spots. One can spot many prime locations like Meena Bazar, Dubai Creek, which is famous for its cruise dinner and few of the scene were also shot at the Miracle garden, which is home to more than 50 million varieties of flowers.

If you’re a Bollywood movie songs lover than you must have heard the song ‘ Haan Hasi Ban gaye’ from the movie, the song was filmed in Qasr al Sarab. The place is in Abu Dhabi. You can visit the place and witness the beauty of it which is a wonder in itself by applying for a Dubai Visa. From The locations shot in the movie are so picturesque that it never fails to mesmerize people with its charm.

5. Dabangg


Another very popular movie of our Bhai, your Bhai and everyone’s Bhai, Salman Khan was shot here. Any guesses which movie are we talking about? No…? Ok, let’s break it! We are talking about the mega blockbuster movie Dabangg. The movie has beautifully captured the spectacular architecture of Dubai. The song, ‘Chori Kiya Re jiya O Re Piya’, has one shot filmed at the Dubai metro station Khalid Bin Al Waleed. Another scene is shot in the desert in Dubai where Sonakshi Sinha and Salman take a selfie with a falcon and take a ride in the sand dunes of Dubai. The latter part of the same song has a scene shot at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, where they could be seen walking hand in hand with magnificent interiors of the hotel in the background which is enhancing the beauty of the scene indeed.

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6. Happy New Year

Happy New Year

With a happening and funny cast, the movie ‘Happy New Year’ made everyone laugh with their comedy. The storyline revolves around a dance competition to be held in the UAE, hence most of the scenes in the movie were shot there, especially at the luxury hotel Atlantis, The Palm. This mega five-star hotel is located on Palm Jumeirah, which has an iconic appearance and sure to win hearts of aqua adventurers. Farah Khan, the director of the movie ‘Happy New Year’ mentioned in one of her interviews that she visualized Happy New Year’s shooting in Dubai and accordingly prepared the screenplay keeping in mind the stunning backdrop of Dubai. The song ‘Satakli’, was shot at the Dubai Mall. One of the largest malls in the world, the mall as a backdrop caught everyone’s attention with its grandeur and the audience couldn’t shift their eyes from the screen showing the splendour of Dubai.

The glittering night lights and the serene desert landscape spares no one and it’s apparent how easy to witness how Dubai appeal movie directors. If the above list of Bollywood movies have already tempted you enough to plan a trip to Dubai, then what are you waiting for? Consider, the one stop shop for all your travel needs and fly to Dubai to have an experience of a lifetime. We take care of all your needs from Dubai visa assistance to affordable flights and customized Dubai tour packages to luxurious and budget-friendly hotels. Our cheapest Dubai tour packages offer the opportunity to create everlasting memories without breaching the bank. Book your Dubai package from all major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Kerala, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Goa, Hyderabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bangalore, etc.

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