Mission: Impossible is back in the UAE

Seven years on from most Dubai residents trying anything to get a part in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Tom Cruise has been back in the UAE completing yet another death-defying stunt.

The action-hero was in the country filming the latest installment of the Mission: Impossible series – ‘Fallout’, due to be released in July.

A video has been posted on Twitter going behind-the-scenes of a scene filmed over the UAE desert which shows Cruise perform a Halo jump – a military manoeuvre normally used for getting troops on the ground undetected.

In the video, Cruise thanked the UAE for “stepping up”, claiming without the UAE’s help the production “would not have been able to complete the sequence”.

The scene took more than 100 jumps to complete, with a small window each day around sunset the only time of day the crew were able to film.

The jump involved Cruise jumping out of a plane at 7,600 metres and waiting until below 600 metres before opening his parachute.

We are delighted that the UAE will be featured once again in the Mission: Impossible franchise, having played a huge role in 2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol where Cruise spent days walking up and down the Burj Khalifa – on the outside!

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