Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger's new action movie has been heavily censored in Dubai because it contains foul Arabic language.

A screening of Escape Plan was shut down by film bosses recently when a character was heard swearing in Arabic, according to Dubai newspaper The National.

Officials at the Dubai Media Council apparently asked cinemas in the United Arab Emirates to stop screening the film.

The film has since been censored and the revised version is back on the nation's screens.