The Weeknd and French Montana were impressed by the Dawn of Justice car. Courtesy Jonny Sierra
The Weeknd and French Montana were impressed by the Dawn of Justice car. Courtesy Jonny Sierra

The Weeknd and French Montana awed by Dubai resident's supercar



For pop-stars The Weeknd and French Montana, flashy vehicles are a way of life. But even they were awed by a supercar owned by a Dubai resident.

Fresh from their performances as part of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – The Weeknd performed to over 35,000 people at du Arena, while French Montana took the stage at Mad on Yas Island – the duo made a late night visit to check out the Batman-inspired supercar The Dawn of Justice.

The owner, Amire Adile, the founder of the Big Toys store at Dubai Mall, was also in the capital to savour the F1 festivities with the car parked on Yas Island.

The businessman was more than happy to host the music stars as they took a spin in the Hollywood legend.

And judging by their big grins, for Montana and The Weeknd it was the stuff of childhood dreams.

“The experience I had with the stars was amazing,” Adile said in an exclusive interview with The National.

“They were so down to earth. Their approach to me was so respectful and humble.”

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Kill

Director: Nikhil Nagesh Bhat

Starring: Lakshya, Tanya Maniktala, Ashish Vidyarthi, Harsh Chhaya, Raghav Juyal

Rating: 4.5/5

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Director: James Wan

Starring: Jason Mamoa, Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II 

Rating: 2/5

Day 3, Dubai Test: At a glance

Moment of the day Lahiru Gamage, the Sri Lanka pace bowler, has had to play a lot of cricket to earn a shot at the top level. The 29-year-old debutant first played a first-class game 11 years ago. His first Test wicket was one to savour, bowling Pakistan opener Shan Masood through the gate. It set the rot in motion for Pakistan’s batting.

Stat of the day – 73 Haris Sohail took 73 balls to hit a boundary. Which is a peculiar quirk, given the aggressive intent he showed from the off. Pakistan’s batsmen were implored to attack Rangana Herath after their implosion against his left-arm spin in Abu Dhabi. Haris did his best to oblige, smacking the second ball he faced for a huge straight six.

The verdict One year ago, when Pakistan played their first day-night Test at this ground, they held a 222-run lead over West Indies on first innings. The away side still pushed their hosts relatively close on the final night. With the opposite almost exactly the case this time around, Pakistan still have to hope they can salvage a win from somewhere.

RESULTS

5pm Maiden (PA) Dh70,000 (Dirt) 1,400m

Winner AF Nashrah, Tadhg O’Shea (jockey), Ernst Oertel (trainer)

5.30pm Maiden (PA) Dh70,000 (D) 1,400m

Winner Mutaqadim, Riccardo Iacopini, Ibrahim Al Hadhrami.

6pm Maiden (PA) Dh70,000 (D) 1,600m

Winner Hameem, Jose Santiago, Abdallah Al Hammadi.

6.30pm Maiden (PA) Dh70,000 (D) 1,600m

Winner AF Almomayaz, Sandro Paiva, Ali Rashid Al Raihe.

7pm Handicap (PA) Dh70,000 (D) 1,800m

Winner Dalil Al Carrere, Fernando Jara, Mohamed Daggash.

7.30pm Handicap (TB) Dh70,000 (D) 1,000m

Winner Lahmoom, Royston Ffrench, Salem bin Ghadayer.

8pm Handicap (PA) Dh70,000 (D) 1,000m

Winner Jayide Al Boraq, Bernardo Pinheiro, Khalifa Al Neyadi.


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