Computer games set in Dubai

When has the emirate cropped up on consoles?

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Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
On the Wii version of this game, you get to tear through the streets of Dubai in the afternoon – you have absolute permission to speed and you don’t even have to pay Salik.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
This iconic first-person shooter includes a scene at the Burj Al Arab hotel.

GoldenEye 007
This Nintendo game features a scene where James Bond tracks his nemesis, the Russian gangster Valentin Newman, to an arms fair in Dubai. The bad guys are in the emirate to acquire a helicopter that’s been modified to survive an electromagnetic pulse – although it all sounds a bit far fetched to us.
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