Dubai Tourism partners with Hollywood actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Zoe Saldana

Department collaborated with the actresses for a short film ‘A Story Takes Flight’

Filmed by Emmy and Director’s Guild award-winning director, Reed Morano, it “captures the essence of each actress and the intimate relationships between them, while capturing the beauty of Dubai”
Filmed by Emmy and Director’s Guild award-winning director, Reed Morano, it “captures the essence of each actress and the intimate relationships between them, while capturing the beauty of Dubai”

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has collaborated with Hollywood actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Zoe Saldana.

The project, which is a short film, titled ‘A Story Takes Flight’, stars the actresses as themselves embarking on three journeys where they explore Dubai.

Speaking about this: Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) said: “Inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai’s aspirational leadership, the people of Dubai reflect the city’s underlying spirit, where the pursuit of excellence has no finish line. ‘A Story Takes Flight’ is unlike any other film in that it speaks to this defining character of our city. It is a story of each person's discovery through their interaction with Dubai. Regardless of who you are or where you are from, your journey with us also has no finish line – and the paths to explore are endless.”

Filmed by Emmy and Director’s Guild award-winning director, Reed Morano, it “captures the essence of each actress and the intimate relationships between them, while capturing the beauty of Dubai”. 

Reliving her experience, Oscar award winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow said: “One of my favourite parts of travelling is to truly connect with a city, its people, and the local culture. Dubai is special because it's a melting pot. Both the ones born here, who are so proud of their heritage, and those who are recent transplants, bringing with them their own values and traditions, contribute to writing the future story of the city. My time in Dubai was beyond anything I expected and there’s still so much more to see.”

Actress and entrepreneur, Zoe Saldana commented: “The variety Dubai gave me was perfect. I went from riding horses at sunrise to watching the sunset from 150 meters in the sky. I can’t wait to bring my boys here to continue the adventure.”

Shot over eight days with a crew from over thirty nationalities, the production of the film evokes the spirit of a city born from multiculturalism, which continues to thrive as a consequence of people from all walks of life calling it home.

Emmy award winning actress, Kate Hudson added: “Honestly, I was so grateful for the hospitality I received. I spent a lot of time exploring the winding streets of Old Dubai. It’s incredible to find such a vibrant art and music community in the heart of such a modern, futuristic city – which is what most people think Dubai is. But really, the friendliness of the people is what made my visit amazing, and it’s why I’ll come back.”

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