[b]Jackson enjoys sights and ambience in Dubai [/b] By Daniel Bardsley, Staff Reporter Dubai: It’s official! He’s here. Michael Jackson, the king of pop, has been wowing his fans in Dubai and has pledged his first visit definitely will not be his last. Jackson tours the main sights in the city and is said to be considering buying property in one of the new developments.
Jackson tours the main sights in the city and is said to be considering buying property in one of the new developments. The megastar has toured the main sights in the city and is said to be mulling over whether to buy a property in one of the cutting-edge new developments. Jackson has also enjoyed a bite at the Hard Rock Café and the Burj Al Arab. Those accompanying the singer said he made no complaints about the heat despite visiting during August. Jackson flew into Dubai about a week ago, accompanied by Shaikh Abdullah Ben Hamed Al Khalifa, son of the King of Bahrain. He was staying in Bahrain before coming to Dubai. Jackson is touring Dubai with UAE champion rally driver Mohammad Ben Sulayem.
Ben Sulayem yesterday told Gulf News Jackson was “a gentleman” who charmed all who met him including the many fans with whom he has posed for pictures. “Everybody knew who he was and he was so nice to them all. He had the time to talk and take pictures and shake hands. “We said to him: Please Michael, we have to go, but he carried on. He was incredibly polite. “We know all about his music and his incredible career, but not many people realise what a genuinely nice person he is. He’s very pleasant to be with. He’s a gentleman,” he said. The pop megastar took time off with fans, chatting with them and posing for photographs during his visit to Dubai.
The pop megastar took time off with fans, chatting with them and posing for photographs during his visit to Dubai. Contrary to Jackson’s reputation for eccentricity…Ben Sulayem said the chart star was normal and down-to-earth. He said Jackson, whose hits include Billy Jean, Beat It, Thriller and Black Or White, even chose a dish off the standard menu during his visit to the Hard Rock Café. “Definitely the guy is a normal human being like us. He eats the same things as everyone else I think he’s more normal than most people. “For him to come and see Dubai at the worst time in the middle of the hottest spell and still like it is good. It’s a great achievement. We were complaining about the temperature but he wasn’t,” Ben Sulayem told Gulf News. Jackson chatted with staff at the offices of developer Nakheel before taking a boat trip to The World and The Palm projects. Michael with UAE champion rally driver Mohammad Ben Sulayem (right) and son of the King of Bahrain, Shaikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Michael with UAE champion rally driver Mohammad Ben Sulayem (right) and son of the King of Bahrain, Shaikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Khalifa. “He had heard that some amazing developments were taking place here, but he was still astonished to see the scale of the expansion and particular projects like The World and The Palm Jumeirah. He liked the area. It’s very peaceful,” Bin Sulayem said. Ben Sulayem said [Jackson] had not come to Dubai to buy property although it was possible he could secure a place in the future. He added that Jackson was staying at a private residence rather than in one of Dubai’s luxury hotels. “He is still in Dubai for a few more days. He wants to see more of the city. And we would like him to come back when the temperature is more reasonable,” Ben Sulayem said yesterday. Source: http://www.gulfnews.com/Articles/NationNF.asp?ArticleID=179215