UAE To Get Economic Boost From US Movie

The financially-battered United Arab Emirates will be getting a much-needed economic boost and positive publicity, thanks to U.S. filmmakers.U.S. actor Tom Cruise has announced the next “Mission Impossible” movie will be filmed in Dubai.During a Thursday news conference in the city, Cruise said he has always wanted to produce a movie in Dubai, which he described as a “very cinematic” city.He did not reveal plot details about the new movie, which will be called “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.” However, he did say it will feature scenes from Birj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.The Emirates 24/7 news agency says the “Mission Impossible” movie is expected to premiere in the country at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2011.Last November, the state-run Dubai World real estate and ports conglomerate rattled international financial markets when it asked for permission to delay repayment of billions of dollars worth of debt. Investors worried that Dubai’s credit problems would hurt global banks that had been exposed to large amounts of the company’s debt.Last month, Dubai World announced all of its lenders had agreed to restructure part of its massive debt – Voanews