Star Wars Stormtroopers land in Abu Dhabi ahead of film’s regional premiere

15 Dec 2015

H. E. Noura Al Kaabi, CEO of twofour54, and Chair of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, H. E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, welcome six Stormtroopers at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi ahead of the regional premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on 16 December. The premiere is being hosted by twofour54 in partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Etihad Airways.

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 yesterday, 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 17 December 2015.

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