Tom Cruise in Dubai

Perhaps this is old news to some of you but we here in Dubai have been indulging in a bit of Tom-spotting. That’s right Tom Cruise is currently in Dubai, filming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

“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 Centre

Running through the DIFC (www.gulfnews.com)

My husband’s office park, the Dubai International Financial Centre was also partly closed on Friday so that scenes for the movie could be shot.

Ski Dubai

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.

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  5. hey there, cool news, i’m very excited for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
    do you or your husband know who Cruise was chasing after when he was filming at the International Financial Centre?

    1. Hi TJ!
      No, unfortunately we don’t. Do you have inside info on the plot? I’m excited about the movie too!

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