“Geostorm” is not the first time Dubai has featured in a Western blockbuster.
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As a mammoth wave from the Gulf rises up to drown fleeing beachgoers and wash over the world's tallest building, you'd be forgiven for thinking you've seen this before. The coming film "Geostorm" marks the latest Western movie that puts Dubai in its crosshairs.Previews for the film show major cities around the world being destroyed. The Dubai Film and TV Commission offered an excited, exclamation-pointed tweet about the footage of the Gulf tsunami, in which the spire tip of the 828-meter Burj Khalifa – the world's tallest building – is visible in the background.The "Star Trek" film's producers picked Dubai because of its space-age look.
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