“Cruising” the Burj Khalifa
Some people thought that it was actually a debt ridden expat trying to end his troubles, when Tom Cruise was seen swinging from the Burj Khalifa. Then several newspapers confirmed that he was performing his own stunts for his movie. Tom Cruise even surprised tourists on the viewing deck of the world’s tallest tower when he literally popped in to say hello! Of course, there were the obligatory jokes about the world’s shortest superstar being on top of the world’s tallest tower – and others, but I won’t get into that now.
The Dubai International Financial CentreMy husband’s office park, the Dubai International Financial Centre was also partly closed on Friday so that scenes for the movie could be shot.
Several Tom-spotters have also reported sightings at the Mall of Emirates’ Ski Dubai. He was reportedly brushing up his skills on the slopes and also happily posed with fans. Those rumours about his entourage admonishing kids for hounding him must not be true!
Tom Cruise and Sheikh Mohammed
Some of you might remember all those visits Nelson Mandela received when he was president of South Africa. There was Michael Jackson, Princess Diana, the Spice Girls and even Naomi Campbell (and that got her into trouble, didn’t it?). Well, Tom Cruise did the same by visiting Dubai’s Ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.