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News that Mission Impossible 4, is being partly shot in Dubai has led to a surge in visitors to, the leading Middle East news site, as commentators assess the impact that the Tom Cruise blockbuster will have on the region’s economy. There are high hopes that the film, which stars Tom Cruise, will have a positive effect on Dubai’s economy and international tourist profile.

Mission Impossible 4 is being filmed in Dubai during October for three weeks. As well as the 400 members of the cast and crew travelling to locations, Dubai’s police, health and public service departments are geared up to cope with a mass influx of the world’s media, along with the attendant crowds being drawn to watch scenes being shot live. has produced an audio report into what effect the filming and the presence of Tom Cruise will have on the Dubai economy. Broadcast veteran Phil Blizzard has investigated the impact the filming will have on Dubai’s business community. The report can be heard on the Middle East radio service at

Business forecasters are optimistic that the Paramount movie could enhance Dubai’s reputation as a tourist destination and as a film production centre, especially after seeing the recent example of Iron Man 2, which boosted interest in the Monaco Grand Prix from scenes filmed in the Principality. On top of the future benefits the film may bring, there are the immediate challenges and opportunities presented to the Dubai catering and hospitality sectors during the film’s shooting.

Ed Poultney, Editor of commented: “The reports on Mission Impossible 4 have been among our most visited pages and are most popular with our new visitors.”

“There has been a lot of buzz about the filming, knowing that the world’s eyes will be on Dubai. Wherever Tom Cruise goes there is always huge interest!” has announced that Filmworks has appointed the company as online hosting and facilitation partner for the casting of the biggest Hollywood action feature film to be shot in Dubai. More information can be read here

Simon Pegg, “Pulp Fiction”s Ving Rhames, Oscar winner Jeremy Wenner and “Lost” heartthrob Josh Holloway have also been confirmed in the cast.

Anyone who is interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest news from the Mission Impossible 4 Dubai film shoot and all the latest Middle East Business, Entertainment and Leisure news can subscribe to the Podcasts for free.

About, the Middle East’s leading business news website, has been supplying business executives with information on the Middle East for more than twelve years and covers the region’s news via press releases, daily news wires, analysis, special reports and microsites. delivers news across various channels including video, audio, mobile, rss, email and more. has a readership of 1.9 million people worldwide and was the first website in the Middle East to be audited by ABCe. AME Info’s core strength lies in the breadth and amount of content covered – posting over 1,500 stories a week, in both English and Arabic, across 15 verticals with an archive of content which spans more than a decade. was acquired by Emap plc in 2006, strengthening Emap’s portfolio of news and information services and thus forming Emap Middle East which includes MEED – the primary source for Middle East business intelligence.

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