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Sex in the Abu Dhabi City

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I could care less about Sex in the City 2, I really could.

But last summer I mentioned how they wanted to shoot the flick in Dubai, and Dubai naturally balked at the questionable content (see Sex And A Different City).

So now I guess the movie takes place … in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.


See Abu Dhabi is less concerned about image than Dubai. More conservative, even. If they were brothers Dubai would be the flashy one with a fancy car – like a stupid-expensive Lamborghini. Abu Dhabi would have a more stoic Bentley.

Thus it seemed really odd to me that they’d let them film in Abu Dhabi. So I did a little research.

Apparently the production filmed in Marrakech, Morocco as a double for Abu Dhabi.

I can only assume that they called it “Abu Dhabi” instead of “Dubai” out of spite? I mean, Dubai is still better known. And glitzier.

And if you’re playing that much with reality, shoot, go film it in Epcot and save some money.

Anyway, here’s the trailer if you care: