Poster Dune 2021

Where was Dune filmed

2021, Fantasy Drama
Filming country: Hungary Norway Austria Slovakia UAE

Filming was carried out in many locations at once - Hungary, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, Austria and Slovakia, but most of the scenes were filmed in deserts, which is understandable, analyzing the setting of the film. The main part of filming began on March 18, 2019 at the Origo film studio in Budapest; production also took place in the Jordanian desert of Wadi Rum. The Norwegian peninsula Staruen served as a location for the planet Kaladan. Filming also took place near Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, which scenery shaped the face of the planet Arrakis. Additional filming took place in Budapest in August 2020.

Locations

Arrakis Desert

Wadi Rum

Scene where Paul Atreides and his mother going to desert

Scene was shot in Jordan's Wadi Rum Desert, also known as Moon Valley, it is an incredibly popular location for filming desert scenes. This is where Paul Atreides and his mother Bene Gesserit, Lady Jessica, land after they escape a Harkonnen attack on House Atreides. Before location becoming the desert region of the planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, this beautiful landscape first became famous as the main filming location for the film Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Since then, Wadi Rum has featured in Hollywood blockbusters such as Prometheus (2012), The Martian (2015), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) and many more.

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Kaldan

Scene where Royal family preparing for moving

Scene was shot with location "Kaldan" and all sea scenes were made in Norway, on the peninsula Stadlandet, Miresanden beach. The island served as the location of Caladan, the home planet of House Atreides, for 26 generations before they took over Arrakis. In "Dune", Frank Herbert describes Caladan as an ocean world and the filmmakers found it on the Stadlandet peninsula, surrounded by fjords and located between the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea.

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Arrakis planet

Rub al Khali

Scene where The Atreides family relocates to a desert planet to provide spice mining.

Scene was shot in Rub al Khali - the largest sandy desert in the world and the perfect location for filming the endless sand dunes of the desert planet Arrakis. Located in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, it covers parts of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

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