Mission: Impossible crew thank Dubai ruler for support

Tom Cruise and the film crew for the fourth part of the popular film series met the Ruler of Dubai yesterday to celebrate the end of their shooting sojourn.

Tom Cruise and his crew met the Ruler of Dubai yesterday to celebrate the end of their shooting mission in Dubai.

The actor, along with the director and producers, presented Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with a clapper board bearing the crew's signatures, and expressed their appreciation of his support for the film.

"The team expressed sincere thanks and gratitude on behalf of their team to Sheikh Mohammed for the warm reception and generosity they found in Dubai throughout their stay," the state news agency WAM reported.

Sheikh Mohammed expressed his support for all "creative art in all areas", the news agency said.

"Dubai spares no effort in supporting innovation in various fields of art, including cinema," he was quoted as saying.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, the fourth in the series, began shooting scenes in Dubai in October. Key scenes will feature the Burj Khalifa.