Back to Top

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Stormtroopers in Abu Dhabi

UAE Capital doubles for Jakku, a frontier desert planet

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' premieres today (December 16) in Abu Dhabi.

In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', the Imperial Stormtroopers are soldiers from the Galactic Empire in the film's universe.

Touching down in the UAE capital, Stormtroopers from the UK and German garrisons of 501st Legion will join UAE Stormtroopers to greet and mingle with guests at the second worldwide premiere of the film.

With assistance from twofour54 and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, filming for Star Wars: The Force Awakens took place in Abu Dhabi during May 2014 with over 650 crew working across two locations.

In the film, Abu Dhabi doubles for Jakku, a frontier desert planet.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh instalment in the franchise and is anticipated to be one of the most successful films of all time.

So far, it has smashed all records for advance ticket sales in the United States; as of 20 November ticket sales had surpassed US $50 million.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is scheduled for general release in UAE cinemas on December 17.

Now that makes your decision all the more difficult with Bajirao Mastani, Diwale releasing alongside 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', which of these three would you watch first?