Dubai landmarks given Star Wars spin in celebration of the release Star Was: The Last Jedi


Two of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks – the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab – have been given a Star Wars spin by Instagram artist Paperboyo (Rich McCor), who travelled to Dubai from London to create Star Wars architectural artwork, in celebration of the release of Star Was: The Last Jedi.

Rich’s unique work – in which he turns ordinary landscape photographs into clever artwork with a simple paper cut-out technique – has earned him a large following across the world (326,000 at the time of writing) within just two years.

In his artworks shot in Dubai, Rich created paper cut out’s of Star Wars: The Last Jedi main character Rey, and much-loved droid BB-8, and positioned them against shots of the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab to create the illusion (respectively) of Rey holding the Burj Khalifa as a lightsaber and walking with BB-8 along the beach by Burj Al Arab.

Rich McCor comments on his work: “I’m a huge fan of both U.A.E architecture and Star Wars, so creating this bespoke artwork here in Dubai was a career highlight for me. Dubai has so many globally recognised landmarks and I enjoyed exploring the architecture – from Bur Dubai to Palm Jumeirah, to Dubai Marina – when I visited. With such a rich landscape of varied architectural style, I was spoiled for choice as to which buildings to use for the Star Wars shots, but chose the iconic Burj Khalifa and Burj al Arab as they are personal favourites of mine.”


Star Wars: The Last Jedi is showing in cinemas now across the U.A.E.

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