The Grand Tour to wrap global filming in Dubai
Jeremy Clarkson’s new motoring show The Grand Tour will wrap location filming in Dubai in December, a few weeks after the series launches on Amazon.
Clarkson hosts the new show alongside his two former Top Gear colleagues Richard Hammond and James May.
The show has spent the last few months filming showpiece motoring challenges around the world and has used a large tent setting in a selection of different cities for “travelling studio recording” discussion segments.
The show filmed in Finland last week and is scheduled to shoot another studio recording in Nashville in mid-November before wrapping in Dubai next month, reportedly at the base of the city’s iconic Burj Khalifa building.
A trailer for The Grand Tour has amassed 6.3m views on YouTube in the space of four weeks.
"After an epic whirlwind trip around the globe, Dubai will be the final chance for fans to come and join Jeremy, Richard and James for the final studio recording of the first ever series of The Grand Tour,” said Jay Marine, vice president of Amazon Video Europe.
Dubai has seen its international production profile grow this year after hosting scenes for Paramount’s sci-fi sequel Star Trek Beyond, although nearby Abu Dhabi hosts a greater number of shoots from Hollywood and the west as it offers a formal filming incentive.
The BBC has already re-launched Top Gear since the departure of Clarkson, Hammond and May, but the flagship format has struggled to adapt without the controversial presenters.
For more on filming in the UAE see our production guide.