The Star Wars franchise through the years – CNN

Written by Staff Writer at CNN As executives gather for the shindig in Dubai, here are six things to know about the industry that brought you the film “The Force Awakens.” The UAE’s booming…

The Star Wars franchise through the years - CNN

Written by Staff Writer at CNN

As executives gather for the shindig in Dubai, here are six things to know about the industry that brought you the film “The Force Awakens.”

The UAE’s booming drive for property development is outstripping supply.

Nada Al-Khawaja, editor-in-chief of Business Insider Middle East, explains how the coming wave of new cities will provide benefits — and challenges — for investors

The production of the first instalment of the “Star Wars” series nearly shut down Downtown Dubai’s advertising agency EMC.

Nadia Shaheen, deputy news editor of Arabian Business , explains why news of the production took some producers by surprise.

Dubai’s leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the world’s third-richest man, according to Forbes . The choice of the UAE capital for the filming of “The Force Awakens” reflects Sheikh Mohammed’s ambition to make Dubai into a major entertainment hub.

He knows he’ll need the heavyweights of the entertainment industry to help realize his ambition.

In this short video, CNN’s Carina Stevens explains how the titans of the entertainment industry are already setting up shop in Dubai.

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