The BBC recently selected twofour54 intaj, Abu Dhabi’s film and television services provider, to produce segments of Top Gear in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.
Top Gear, the world’s most popular TV programme for motor enthusiasts, selected the UAE to film segments of the show, with host Richard Hammond test driving cars for the show’s twenty-first season.
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.
“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, CEO of twofour54. “This is the latest large-scale production to film in Abu Dhabi, capitalising on the Abu Dhabi Film Commission’s 30% production rebate and adds to the Emirate’s growing reputation as an international television and film production hub.”
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.