New film festival set for Abu Dhabi
Hot on the heels of announcements that Marvel and Nickelodeon will develop theme parks in Dubai, Variety reports that Abu Dhabi, another member of the United Arab Emirates, will host a film festival in October this year. The announcement was made by several officials, including Sheik Sultan bin Tahnoon al Nahyan, a member of the royal family. The crown prince, Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, approved the event.
Dubai already has Dubai Studio City, set up as a filmmaking hub. The first soundstages are scheduled to open in December when, coincidentally, the Dubai Film Festival takes place.