Imaan Hammam, Dua Lipa enjoy summer vacation as lockdown restrictions ease

Moroccan-Egyptian-Dutch model Imaan Hammam is currently holidaying in Saint Tropez. Instagram
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Updated 07 July 2020

Imaan Hammam, Dua Lipa enjoy summer vacation as lockdown restrictions ease

DUBAI: As lockdown restrictions continue to ease and the demand for travel is starting to pick back up again, A-listers are taking the opportunity to jet off to far-flung locations to enjoy their summer holiday. 

With the Paris Haute Couture shows happening online this year, runway fixture Imaan Hammam is using the extra free time to spend her summer vacation with friends in Saint Tropez. The Dutch-Moroccan-Egyptian model posted a series of snaps from the French coastal town on her Instagram this week, depicting her soaking up the sun with fellow model pal Cindy Bruna. 




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“Friends become our chosen fam,” she captioned a photo of herself embracing Bruna on the beach. 

Hammam and Bruna were in the South of France to celebrate the birthday of Burundian-Belgian model Leila Nda. They were also joined by Hammam’s mother at one point. 

Also spotted basking in the sun this week is British pop star Dua Lipa and her partner, Dutch-Palestinian model Anwar Hadid. The couple, who were self-quarantining together in an Airbnb in London, recently escaped to the Carribean island of St. Lucia for some “island isolation.”



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The “New Rules” hitmaker shared a series of Instagram photos documenting the couple’s island life, which includes fresh mangoes, cracked coconuts, picturesque sunsets and palm trees.  The trip comes just weeks after the couple celebrated their one year anniversary together. 

Meanwhile, beauty mogul and reality star Kylie Jenner is spending time at the Amangiri, a five star resort in Canyon Point, Utah. The 21-year-old is accompanied on her luxurious get-away by her sister Kendall, the older brother of Palestinian DJ duo Simi Haze, Fai Khadra and social media influencer Zack Bia. 



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“Adventure time,” Jenner wrote on a recent series of pictures of her posing on the resort’s white recliners, surrounded by towering canyons and wearing a burnt-orange bodycon dress. “Be back soon,” she captioned another similar post.;



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A-list couple Justin and Hailey Bieber also enjoyed some quality time together at the Amangiri in the past couple of weeks. The couple, who tied the knot in 2018, documented their road trip from Los Angeles to Utah on social media. 

Lebanese actor Nicolas Mouawad to star in George Miller film 

Updated 27 October 2020

Lebanese actor Nicolas Mouawad to star in George Miller film 

DUBAI: Lebanese actor Nicolas Mouawad revealed this week that he is set to star in a Hollywood film by Oscar-winning director George Miller.

In an interview during the El-Gouna Film Festival with online news platform El-Shai, the star said he will travel to Australia by the end of October to start shooting. 

“I feel very blessed to be able to take part (in) such a movie with a legend like George Miller. Actor(s) live and die without even getting close to an opportunity like this. I truly couldn’t be any happier,” Mouawad said. 

“I’ve been waiting to finally go and shoot the movie. It was postponed due to COVID-19,” he added. 

This is not Mouawad’s first Hollywood experience. In July, he released, on Instagram, the trailer of his first US-produced movie, “His Only Son,” by American director David Helling. The film is yet to be released.

Mouawad, 41, started his career as a TV host. In 2006, he got his first acting role in Lebanese writer Marwan Najjar’s series “Helm Athar.”

He has since then starred in some of the most-watched series in Lebanon and Egypt, winning multiple awards such as the Best Actor award at the London International Film Festival, Lebanon’s Murex d'Or for Best Actor, and more.  

Mouawad most recently revealed he is starring in his first Egyptian film, a thriller titled  “Mako,” alongside Turkish actor Murat Yıldırım, Egyptian actresses Basma, Nahed El Sebai, and more.