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Imagine Dragons music video uses d3 as futuristic backdrop

American rock band Imagine Dragons has released a music video for its new single ‘Thunder’, filmed in Dubai with key locations being Dubai Design District (d3) and Burj Khalifa.

The futuristic music video features the band standing in various locations in Dubai, mainly d3, with the camera switching to masked men and women dressed in textured apparel, twisting their bodies with various d3-led initiatives as backdrop.


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These include Nakkash Gallery’s Chic Sheep installation featuring local brands and designers such as Fadi Sarieddine, Ayah Al Bitar and All Things Mochi. Also featured is last year’s winner for the Urban Commissions initiative – a bike pavilion designed by an AUS-student- which now stands as part of d3’s urban landscape.

The architecture of d3 is also highly featured in the music video, resulting in an Interstellar meets Matrix-style world, where figures walk on buildings and multiply.

Other areas of Dubai displayed in the music video includes the base of Dubai Opera, as well as Dubai Souq, Sheikh Zayed Road with Burj Khalifa looming in the background, as well as a panoramic view of Nikki Beach alongside the recently completed Etihad Museum.

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