OneRepublic vocalist reveals his go-to restaurant in Dubai 

The star took to Instagram to share his favorite Pakistani restaurant in Dubai. (AFP)
Updated 21 November 2019

OneRepublic vocalist reveals his go-to restaurant in Dubai 

  • Tedder posted a photo of himself pointing up at the sign of Ravi Restaurant in Satwa
  • The Grammy-nominated band were in the UAE to perform at the Dubai Airshow Gala Dinner at the Coca-Cola Arena on Wednesday

DUBAI: Ryan Tedder — vocalist of the US pop-rock band OneRepublic — took to Instagram on Wednesday to share his favorite Pakistani restaurant in Dubai.

Tedder posted a photo of himself pointing up at the sign of Ravi Restaurant in Satwa.

“Anyone ever traveling to Dubai, worth the drive to old town, we always hit Ravi,” he told his 485,000 followers. “It’s a 10. Get it. Food is good when you eat it.”

The Grammy-nominated band were in the UAE to perform at the Dubai Airshow Gala Dinner at the Coca-Cola Arena on Wednesday.

Not only did Tedder share his go-to places in the emirate, but he also thanked Dubai police for driving them safely to the dinner. “Never. Felt. Safer. Thanks to the Dubai Police for getting us to the venue safely tonight. McLarens ONLY from now on,” he wrote on Instagram.

 

After the dinner, Tedder wrote: “DUBAI — tonight was so special I rocked my @strangerthingstv 1985 Nike collabs cuz somehow being 12 hours ahead of my friends & family makes me feel like I’m in the upside down. PROCESS THAT.”

 

OneRepublic, known for crowd-pleasing hits including “Counting Stars” and “Love Runs Out,” are set to hit the stage at Dubai Jazz Festival in Dubai Media City on February 28.


Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donate $200,000 amid US protests

Updated 01 June 2020

Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donate $200,000 amid US protests

DUBAI: Protests were held across the US this week demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the other black Americans who have been victims of police brutality. Many celebrities joined in on these protests in major cities such as Los Angeles or New York, including French-Algerian actress Sofia Boutella, pop star Ariana Grande, model Emily Ratajkowski and rapper J. Cole. 

Meanwhile, other stars have taken to their social media platforms to demand justice and draw attention to various organizations which help low-income protesters pay bail or donation pages that directly benefit the family members of the victims. 

Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively  shared a joint statement on Instagram on Sunday night, revealing that they donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defence Fund, a civil and human rights legal organization that provides legal assistance to low-income African Americans.

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The couple, who share two children together, wrote “We've never had to worry about preparing our kids for different rules of law or what might happen if we're pulled over in the car. We don’t know what it’s like to experience that life day in and day out. We can’t imagine feeling that kind of fear and anger. We’re ashamed that in the past we’ve allowed ourselves to be uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is."

The couple’s statement continued, “We want to educate ourselves about other people’s experiences and talk to our kids about everything, all of it… especially our own complicity.” 

Lively and Reynolds aren’t the only celebrities to donate a hefty sum amid the George Floyd protests sweeping the US. Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen pledged to donate $200,000 towards the bail-outs of protesters across the nation.