Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 10 December 2019

Will Smith is loving Dubai from the sky, sea and desert

A screen shot from a video posted to Will Smith's FaceBook page
A screen shot from a video posted to Will Smith's FaceBook page

The Fresh Prince is back in Dubai and his first port of call was to throw himself out of a plane, again.

Will Smith, who was last in the emirate in August 2016 to promote his film Suicide Squad and declared the emirate one of his favourite places in the world, posted a video of himself on his Facebook fan page making the jump over Skydive Dubai and claiming he is “Lovin’ Dubai from the Sky”.

The video has garnered millions of views, and since then the Men in Black actor has been active on social media, posting photos of himself alongside popular landmarks, including the Burj Al Arab. “Lovin’ Dubai from the Sea”, he says in the post.

The luxury Jumeirah hotel was chuffed, responding by tweeting: “When Hollywood’s leading man and the world’s most famous hotel align. Welcome back to Dubai, Will Smith”.

Smith’s action-packed holiday continued with a two-hour buggy ride through the desert. Sam Smith, 27, the senior tour guide at Big Red Motorsports, told The National that Smith was “really nice, chatty and joking with us and talking about the next time he comes and how he might get me to take him out on the bikes”. Sam competes in the Emirates Desert Championship on motorcycles.

During his last visit to Dubai, 48-year-old Smith was accompanied by his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. There is no word yet as to whether he is alone or accompanied this time.

In the past few weeks, Smith has visited Morrocco and Cairo, and while it remains unclear how long he is here in the UAE, we are sure he won’t keep us wondering.

If you see Smith around Dubai or the UAE, email us at artslife@thenational.ae

mhealy@thenational.ae

Updated: March 19, 2017 04:00 AM

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