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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 April 2019

Hugh Jackman touches down in UAE ahead of Global Teacher Prize

The Australian actor has shared a video of himself in the Dubai desert with falcons

Hugh Jackman has touched down in Dubai ahead of the Global Teacher Prize on March 23. Instagram / Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman has touched down in Dubai ahead of the Global Teacher Prize on March 23. Instagram / Hugh Jackman

Every year, celebrities touch down in Dubai for the Global Teacher Prize – which recognises the best teachers from around the world, with a $1 million (Dh3.67m) prize – and this year is no different.

Hugh Jackman, Little Mix, Rita Ora and Liam Payne have all been announced to attend the annual awards and the associated concert. And The Greatest Showman star is already here.

Jackman, 50, shared a video on Instagram with Summer the falcon, writing in the caption: "Incredible evening in the Dubai desert".

In the video, the actor can be heard saying how beautiful the bird of prey is, describing her as "gorgeous".

Last month, the Wolverine actor announced the line-up of 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, describing them as the “real superheroes”.

Watch Jackman announce the line-up here:

“Since the launch of the Global Teacher Prize in Dubai just five years ago it has gone on to inspire over 30 national teacher prizes, unearthing thousands of stories of heroes that have transformed young people’s lives,” Jackman said in the video.

“When I was a kid, there were lots of superheroes that I wanted to be. But I can tell you right now, from where I stand, with all my experience, the real superheroes are teachers – they’re the ones that change the world.”

Rita Ora, who is set to perform at The Assembly: A Global Teacher Prize Concert, which will be held in the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Saturday, March 23, is currently on her way to Dubai.

The RIP singer posted from her Emirates flight on the morning of March 20:

Rita Ora has shared photos from her flight to Dubai. Instagram / Rita Ora 
Rita Ora has shared photos from her flight to Dubai. Instagram / Rita Ora

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Updated: March 20, 2019 01:57 PM

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