Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness have been trekking through the Middle East for the past week — and it looks like the happy couple are thoroughly enjoying themselves.
The couple jetted to the UAE to celebrate the world’s most inspirational educators and host the Global Teacher Prize on Saturday evening, but Hugh is making sure he also takes in some of the country’s most celebrated sights, and at the weekend, he and Deborra-Lee visited Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Dressed appropriately for the occasion, the 50-year-old star kept it casual in a long-sleeve shirt and jeans, while Deborra-Lee, 63, cut a stylish figure in black trousers and a matching top with a white scarf used to cover her head.
Uploading a snap of their visit to Instagram, Hugh captioned the post: “Thank you for an extraordinary visit.”
The mosque is one of the largest in the world and is celebrated for its incredible architecture and elaborate design. It is visited by thousands of tourists every year and is large enough to accomodate 40,000 worshippers at one time.
The mosque wasn’t the only tourist spot Hugh and Deborra-Lee stopped to visit this past week, with The Greatest Showman star sharing snippets of their adventures on his Instagram page.
In one video, Hugh teased fans about a potential performance, where he could he heard saying: “We’re in Dubai, in the Empty Quarter. We’re rehearsing really hard getting ready for the show, but as we say in Australia, you’ve got to work hard but you’ve also got to play hard too, so we are doing a little dune bugging.”
In another post, Hugh is seen holding a falcon while out in the dessert. He captioned the video: “Incredible evening in the Dubai desert.”
The beautiful video appeared to have been filmed by Deborra-Lee, with Hugh using the hashtag #mydebs.
It comes just weeks after the actor joined forces with the Australian Girls Choir in Sydney for a breath-taking performance of ‘A Million Dreams’ from The Greatest Showman soundtrack.
The song is one of the most powerful from the hit 2017 film and was recently made popular again when singer Pink released it as a single. The number was performed at a media call for the star’s upcoming ‘The Man. The Music. The Show’ arena spectacular.
Hugh will kick off the tour in Europe in May before performing to fans in London. He’ll then jet to the United States and his North American leg will begin in Houston, before heading to New York’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl. He’ll then end the tour in his home country of Australia.