If Dubai wasn’t already overrun by the Hollywood brigade, what with Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Tyrese, Maxwell and Blake Lively in the city over the weekend, that the latest globe-trotter to be snapped by Twitter shutterbugs was Brad Pitt.
The Hollywood powerhouse, who is practically rumoured to attend every film festival the UAE has ever hosted, made a brief stopover in Dubai on Friday with son Maddox in tow.
The duo jetted out from the family holiday in Australia, where Angelina Jolie too a break from directing a film, to spend time with her ling-time partner and six children.
While Maddox’s five siblings and mom Jolie were missing in action, both father and son were caught on camera enjoying the award-winning shopping experience of Dubai Duty Free when their plane landed in the city for a brief period before catching the Emirates airline connection back to London where Pitt has been filming for the World War II drama, ‘Fury’.
Pitt was also captured by a lens of a fellow passenger, who couldn’t stop gushing on Twitter about her excitement to find the Hollywood celebrity sharing a flight with her.
Meanwhile, the pictures that have surfaced also show the posse of bodyguards that surrounded the father-son duo as they made they way through Dubai Airport.
The Twitter timeline was buzzing with sightings as Lilith tweeted: “My uncle flew Brad Pitt from Australia to Dubai and my cousin sat next to him from Dubai to Heathrow.”
Meishka tweeted: “We met Brad Pitt and his son in Dubai. We were in the same store. He had bodyguards so couldn’t get a solo picture.”
The Jolie-Pitt clan has spend a sunny week holidaying Down Under, while ringing in the New Year that included a movie date for the whole family, sunning aboard the Ghost II, a 120-foot Warren Sports Yacht (one of the most exclusive in the world) and a private after-hours trip to Target to snap up a few necessities on holiday.
As Maddox and Pitt continue on London, some updates indicate that Jolie has rounded up the other five kids to take them on a private plane back home.