Emaar celebrates over 50 years of James Bond Franchise with blockbuster exhibition of iconic gadgets, rare costumes and props

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  • At The Top, Burj Khalifa; Reel Cinemas and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain to provide unique Bond experiences
  • On display will be Scaramanga’s Golden Gun from ‘The Man with the Golden Gun,’ Daniel Craig’s sky-blue trunks from ‘Casino Royale,’ the Spectre Aston Martin DB10 and more

bond-dubai-logoDubai, UAE: Emaar Properties is celebrating more than fifty years of the launch of the James Bond franchise with an array of dazzling experiences, including the exhibition ‘Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style.’

Burj Khalifa, the global icon by Emaar, will showcase the ‘Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style’ exhibition from November 14, 2016, to February 13, 2017, highlighting the craft behind the cinema icon focusing on its distinctly British luxuriance.

The exhibition at Burj Khalifa ANNEX will present the design and style of the James Bond franchise and the craft behind the sets, the music, gadgets, vehicles, technology and fashion over the course of five decades. The celebration will be held across diverse assets of Emaar including At The Top, Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest observation deck; Reel Cinemas and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain – all in Downtown Dubai, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the James Bond franchise like never before.

Since its successful debut at the Barbican Centre, London, in 2012, ‘Designing 007’ has been exhibited in Toronto, Shanghai, Melbourne, Moscow, Rotterdam, Madrid, Mexico City and Paris. For the first time in the Middle East visitors will be able to encounter items including Scaramanga’s Golden Gun from The Man with the Golden Gun and Daniel Craig’s wardrobe from Casino Royale, the Spectre Aston Martin DB10 and more on display.

Ahmad Al Falasi, Executive Director – Group Operations, Emaar Properties: “An architectural masterpiece that has pushed the boundaries of technology, Burj Khalifa is an ideal fit to the sheer excitement and adrenaline rush that Bond movies assure its fans. Over a period of three months, visitors to Downtown Dubai will be assured of an exceptional experience as we celebrate, for the first time in the region, the creativity and craft behind the Bond franchise. To host the 50th anniversary edition in Dubai, underlines the emergence of the city as a favourite destination for high-profile events.”

The ‘Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style’ exhibition is a collaboration between the Barbican and EON Productions. The unique exhibition was curated by the Barbican, guest-curated by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming and designed by Ab Rogers who had unprecedented access to EON Production’s archive.

At ‘Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style’ screen icons, costumes, production design, automobiles, gadgets, special effects, graphic design, exotic locations, weapons, stunts and props combine to immerse the audience in the creation and development of Bond style over its 50-year history.

The ‘Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style’ exhibition is staged in Dubai by Colina Capital and Koutoulou Art+Events; it is brought to you by Visa in association with OSN. Ticket sales will begin from October 15, 2016.

About Emaar Properties PJSC:

Emaar Properties PJSC, listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is a global property developer and provider of premium lifestyles, with a significant presence in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. One of the world’s largest real estate companies, Emaar has a land bank of approx. 196 million sq m in the UAE and key international markets.

With a proven track-record in delivery, Emaar has delivered more than 40,600 residential units in Dubai and other global markets since 2001. Emaar has strong recurring revenue generating assets with over 690,000 sq m of leasing revenue generating assets and 14 hotels and resorts with around 2,400 rooms. Today, around 54 percent of the Emaar’s revenue is from its shopping malls & retail, hospitality & leisure and international subsidiaries.

Burj Khalifa, a global icon, and The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, are among Emaar’s trophy developments. Emaar has now launched a magnificent new tower that will serve as the centrepiece of the Dubai Creek Harbour development.

About Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions:

EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-four films produced since 1962.  Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, SKYFALL and SPECTRE.

About the Barbican:

A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.5 million people pass through the Barbican’s doors annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, the Pit, Cinemas One, Two and Three, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre. The Barbican is home to Resident Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, and Associate Producer Serious. Our Artistic Associates include Boy Blue Entertainment, Cheek by Jowl and Michael Clark Company. International Associates are Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and Jazz at Lincoln Center.