Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Dubai Desert

GPS Coordinates

24°55'11"55°37'28" show decimal

Google Earth

Location Point

Dubai Desert
off Al Ain Road, nr Margham, United Arab Emirates

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Filming Reports:

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14 Feb 2009: Sharon Evans - Visiting the production base used for filming Planet of the Dead.

In the News:

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10 Apr 2009: Western Mail - "How Doctor Who beat dramas in the desert"

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28 Jan 2009: 7Days (Dubai) - Article on the damage caused to the bus in transit

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12 Feb 2009: WalesOnline - "Doctor Who films Easter special in the Gulf" (Tracie Simpson: "The locations in Dubai are a perfect match for writer Russell T Davies's vision of the episode and we expect to film some incredible scenes while we are here.")

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13 Feb 2009: BBC Press Office - "Doctor Who arrives on the Arabian Gulf"

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13 Feb 2009: Dubai National - "Secret desert location beckons Dr Who"

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13 Feb 2009: Scottish Herald - "Doctor Who travels through time zones to film in Dubai"

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13 Feb 2009: Daily Record - "Doctor Who heads off to Dubai for Easter special"

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13 Feb 2009: Press Association - "Doctor Who travels to the Gulf"

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13 Feb 2009: Arabian Business - "BBC photos confirm Dr Who filming in Dubai"

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13 Feb 2009: Digital Spy - "Doctor Who 'filming in Dubai'"

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15 Feb 2009: 7 Days (Dubai) - "Spotted in the desert" (Details on filming in Dubai over the previous week)

General Details:

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The 'green' areas in the desert near to the location seen on GoogleMaps are small date farms, or camel pens.

Related Stories

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Planet of the Dead [12-14 Feb 2009]: "The Planet of the Dead"

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