Big-time reviewer, the Hollywood Reporter said that the film conjures up a 'scathing portrayal of Muslim society'.
In the sequel to the first smash hit movie based on the leading TV series, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda leave New York and head to Abu Dhabi where their adventures and sex fuelled stories are the forefront of the action. The Hollywood Reporter deemed such scenes as innapropriate and 'anti-Muslim.
Officials in the United Arab Emirates had already denied the production team permission to film within the city – as did Dubai - and instead the Abu Dhabi scenes were recreated in Morocco, according to the Daily Mail today.
Writer and director Michael Patrick King admitted: 'Abu Dhabi was like: ‘You know, the UAE is not really ready to have four sexually liberated American girls filmed here’.’
Kim Cattral (Samantha) has said that the Muslim country embraced the idea of four liberal woman. She said: "You wouldn't think they would but they did."
Abu Dhabi is currently consedering whether to ban the film.
Despite the rising controversy and problems that the film could face in Muslim countries, the anticipated sequel is sure to be a box office hit in the UK.
The film premieres in London's Leicester Square on Thursday.