Burj Al Arab Stars in Highly Anticipated Chinese Action Movie

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Dubai’s renowned Burj Al Arab Hotel has recently featured as one of the key locations in the much anticipated Chinese action movie, Switch. The film includes Chinese stars Andy Lau, Lin Chi-ling, Zhang Jingchu and Tong Dawei.


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Switch tells a story about a Chinese action hero, played by Andy Lau, who is battling a multi-national organization to recover a stolen national treasure – the famous painting Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains. A fast-paced action and suspense movie, the film is filled with extraordinary stunts and breathtaking locations, including Burj Al Arab’s helipad, lobby and the Al Falak ballroom. The plot was filmed in four countries and six cities, including Hangzhou, Fuyang, Taipei, Tokyo, Milan and Dubai.

“Over the last few years Burj Al Arab has become a must-visit destination for Chinese travellers coming to Dubai,” said Heinrich Morio, Burj Al Arab’s General Manager. “We wanted to introduce our inspiring design and unique décor to the viewers who might not yet be familiar with our hotel. Therefore we were delighted to feature in Switch.”

The ease of securing visas to the UAE over the last three years has resulted in an increase in Chinese tourists and business people to the UAE. Chinese visitors are now among the top three fastest-growing clients for the Burj Al Arab as well as one of the key markets for the Jumeirah Group properties based in Dubai.

Burj Al Arab Hotel is located in Jumeirah. Tel. +971 43017777