Dishoom stars enjoy first week in Abu Dhabi

Jacqueline Fernandez and her Dishoom co-stars enjoyed their first week in Abu Dhabi.
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Jacqueline Fernandez is the latest A-lister to arrive in Abu Dhabi for shooting of the Bollywood action film Dishoom.

The Sri Lankan star wasted no time in taking in the local sights. She joined co-stars Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Saqib Saleem in a luxury helicopter tour of Abu Dhabi last night, posting her fans an aerial view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. In her pictures, Fernandez was sporting a gold necklace which appears to feature her name in Arabic.

She wrote - “Back with my #dishoom team!!!I missed these guys so much!!! Time for some #action #abudhabi ...”

In between Dishoom takes, Varun Dhawan has been learning to master a speedboat at Yas Marina and says he has been "feeling at home" at Yas Viceroy Hotel.

Meanwhile, Abraham can’t seem to stay away from the F1 circuit, where he appears to have indulged his speed cravings for a second day in a row today.

On Wednesday, Abraham was there to take a Nissan GT-R out for a spin for a commercial, and this morning, he tweeted: "Suns shining bright and clear in Abu Dhabi… In need for speed, lets head over to @ymcofficial."

He was also snapped with Dhawan and Fernandez, learning the art of traditional Emirati yola dancing.

Meanwhile, Nargis Fakhri has been finding it hard to keep up with the high-octane antics of her co-stars. On Tuesday, she sunk down two cups of coffee after tweeting: “I’ve been up for more than 24 hours, just landed from shoot to head to my other shoot! Gosh how do they do it! I need my sleep! Help.”

Fakhri, who has a cameo role in Dishoom, also posted instagram snaps of herself in an abaya at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, buying gold at the Emirates Palace 'gold to go' ATM machine, and joking around at the gym with Dhawan and Saleem.

Fakhri also spent time in between takes contemplating her stomach. She posted: "So much to think about while waiting to shoot....like what's for dinner... What can I have for dessert ... What time will we wrap up. Will I eat after pack up or should I just sleep. What should I have for breakfast..."

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