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Sheikh Mohammed Receives Tom Cruise
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Posted on 11/03/2010 2:25:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Shows the Hollywood star how to handle a falcon during the meeting where Sheikh Hamdan was also present

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received Hollywood star Tom Cruise who is in Dubai to shoot 'Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol'.

The 48-year-old Hollywood actor, whose death-defying stunts atop the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, grabbed global headlines only a day ago, also met Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai during the occasion.

Sheikh Mohammed showed Cruise how to handle a falcon on his arm.

As a producer, Cruise said it was hard to find places that appeared fresh on screen but that Dubai offered exactly that opportunity.

"Dubai is very cinematic. We are looking forward to present that on film," he told media at a conference earlier. "Dubai is a city I always wanted to shoot in. It's a very challenging film and people here have been extraordinary in helping us get this project going."

Cruise publically thanked Sheikh Mohammed at the conference.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Mohammed was greeted on Tuesday by Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia in Flemington, where the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2010 was held. Palomares, a filly owned by Sheikh Mohammed, won the Hybrid Plate race.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: australia; burjkhalifa; commonwealth; dubai; hollywood; melbourne; primeminister; sheikhmohammed; star; tomcruise; uae

1 posted on 11/03/2010 2:25:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Sheikh Mohammed showed Cruise how to handle a falcon on his arm.

Kind of a step down after Richard Gere taught him about gerbils.

2 posted on 11/03/2010 2:28:36 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: humblegunner; All
Today is Jim's birthday.
Please money bomb the Freep-a-thon thread to get this done today.

3 posted on 11/03/2010 2:30:28 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: nickcarraway

PM of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed stands with his sons during a media tour of Dubai's newly inaugurated second airport, Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International, in Jebel Ali


4 posted on 11/03/2010 2:33:40 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: nickcarraway

I have a friend that lives there. She sends pictures and it truly is a beautiful place.


5 posted on 11/03/2010 2:35:45 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: nickcarraway
Sheikh Mohammed showed Cruise how to handle a falcon on his arm.

too bad the falcon didn't decide to pluck out one of his eyeballs

6 posted on 11/03/2010 2:37:43 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: nickcarraway

WHY are these entertainers received by royalties and heads of state?


7 posted on 11/03/2010 2:48:30 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

Like everyone this top banana like you or i enjoy escaping in films and books, maybe sports.
Cruise while being quite odd has been and done a lot and could be an interesting lunch.
Plus everyone loves to see their home in a film and cruise films present a large opportunity to show his off.
Course I don’t care much for mooselimbs but I may even like to at least fly over this place.


8 posted on 11/03/2010 2:54:15 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Get out of our house and take your big ass wookie bride with ya)
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To: nickcarraway

Are Tom’s movies even allowed in this country?


9 posted on 11/03/2010 3:06:13 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

In Dubai EVERYTHING is allowed..... at a price.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 3:08:56 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Joe Boucher

Good point. Although I am hardly one to be so self righteous when I myself am quite bonkoid over Jet Li. He likes me, he just doesn’t quite know it yet.


11 posted on 11/03/2010 3:15:37 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

Pecking order, I reckun.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 3:44:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

Are these the UGLIEST and ICKIEST peoplen on Planet Earth
or WHAT??? (Rhetorical question)
I’m the last person in the world to make a point based on
someone’s “looks”, but in the case of these people, their global souls, their visual ‘appeal’, and their reality
are an example of “poetic justice”.


13 posted on 11/03/2010 4:01:05 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: Niuhuru

I love Jet Li films along with sveral others of his ilk.
Ya just wonder if some of these guys like him are really bad asses or fakes?


14 posted on 11/04/2010 3:49:09 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Get out of our house and take your big ass wookie bride with ya)
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To: Joe Boucher

Jet Li was a Wushu champion at thirteen and he seems to lead a clean enough life. Jackie Chan is more of an acrobat than a martial artist. And Jet Li was a broadsword champion.


15 posted on 11/04/2010 9:04:30 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: nickcarraway
Sheikh Mohammed Receives Tom Cruise

Oh good. World peace is at hand.

16 posted on 11/05/2010 2:48:45 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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