Mayhem ensued as Hollywood heartthrob Tom Cruise walked the red carpet during Wednesday evening’s open ceremony for the 8th edition Dubai International Film Festival. However, it has to be said that even more than Cruise himself, it was the cheers that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, drew when he walked the red carpet that really made the night for many of the excited fans.
After all, Fashion TV will be up against the likes of the new Burj Khalifa Armani hotel, not to mention plans afoot for hotels in Dubai from Elie Saab and Karl Lagerfeld, the latter on Isla Moda, with uniforms designed by Victoria Beckham.
The film was shot in Dubai last year and featured Cruise performing his own stunts on the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. It's expected to premiere at this Decemeber's Dubai International Film Festival, and Cruise is also expected to visit India during the film's promotional tour.
The highlight of the fourth sequel of the Mission Impossible franchise is a breathtaking stunt by Cruise atop the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. The actor will attend the premiere of the film at the Dubai International Film Festival tomorrow night.
Interiors provider links up with Northern Ireland-based Mivan Gureni Lukwaro Depa, the interiors company that fitted out the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, has won four new contracts worth Dh100 million (US$27.2m). The Dubai company said its joint venture with Mivan, based in Northern Ireland, had won three orders in the UAE and one in Yemen. The largest of them is a 12-month project worth Dh60m for the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which is scheduled to open in late 2012.
Armani. A flagship in the brand’s steel-grey palate, looming over Milan’s Via Manzoni; a Dubai hotel, launched April 2010 with construction partner Emaar Properties. More hotels planned for Paris, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai. In talks to build a $600 million London hotel within sashaying distance of Harrods in London’s Knightsbridge.
Global investors put their faith in Dubai's economy, making the emirate the first and most-preferred choice for future investments in the Middle East, according to an international survey released yesterday. And 81 per cent of those surveyed who have investments in Dubai plan to maintain or increase their investments in the next three years.