‘We needed the UAE’: Tom Cruise lifts the lid on his Abu Dhabi stunt

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Updated 06 June 2018

‘We needed the UAE’: Tom Cruise lifts the lid on his Abu Dhabi stunt

DUBAI: The team behind the soon-to-be-released “Mission: Impossible Fallout” movie just tweeted an impressive video of exactly what superstar Tom Cruise was doing in the Abu Dhabi desert earlier this year.
While filming in the UAE in March, Cruise completed a HALO jump — a high altitude, low opening jump — a move typically used by the military when forces want to parachute behind enemy lines undetected.
In the video, the team behind the shoot explain that they had just three minutes to get the perfect shot every day, since the stunt had to take place while the sun was setting. Cruise jumped from 7,620 meters and then deployed the chute below 610 meters and it took more than 100 jumps to get the sequence just right.
Cruise appears in the video, saying: “We needed the UAE. Had they not stepped in, we would not have been able to accomplish this sequence.”


COVID-19 home testing now available for Dubai fliers

Updated 08 July 2020

COVID-19 home testing now available for Dubai fliers

  • The service comes as the UAE eases travel restrictions to revive the tourism industry

DUBAI: People in Dubai can now have their COVID-19 test done at home and obtain necessary medical certificates before their flights.

The service, introduced by baggage technology and logistic firm DNATA through ‘Dubz,’ comes as the UAE eases travel restrictions in a bid to restart the tourism industry.

A medical team provided my Mediclinic Middle East will visit the home of the customer who will book the service and perform a swab test. Results will be shared digitally.

DUBZ also offers other services in their home check-in package, such as baggage disinfection and airport priority pass.