This Is Where Leonardo DiCaprio Ate During His Under-The-Radar Dubai Visit
The Oscar winner was snapped on a tour of Sustainable City over the weekend before dining at a new Sheikh Zayed Road hotspot.
Legendary actor Leonardo DiCaprio enjoyed a whistle-stop visit to Dubai this weekend, according to social media images.
The Revenant star was pictured enjoying a private tour of the emirate’s Sustainable City, in a photo shared by a fan site and a garden supplier.
The A-lister, who’s a vocal advocate for environmentalism and green living, joined project founders on the low-key, buggy-driven adventure.
He later dined at Dubai newcomer La Môme, found on the 49th floor of the Nassima Royal Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road.
The French eatery shared an image of DiCaprio’s message in their guestbook, with the actor scrawling: “Thank you for a spectacular experience! Felt like Paris!”
The restaurant revealed that the star, who reportedly stayed at The One & Only hotel while in Dubai, tucked into the bottomless Toblerone chocolate mousse, according to onlookers.
Leo, the eco warrior
The 42-year-old and keen conservationist established the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation – an environmental awareness organisation – back in 1998, and even used his Oscar acceptance speech last year to address the issue of climate change.
“It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating,” he told the Academy Awards audience.
“We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this.”
Newsflash!Eco warrior Leonardo DiCaprio has been spotted in Dubai checking out our gardens in a one of the green projects in Dubai! Amazing! pic.twitter.com/htsBLVRzKz
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So Dubai’s Sustainable City, with its 56 hectares of green residential land in Al Qudra, sounds right up his alley.
The development, which houses around 500 villas, includes 10,000 trees, masses of solar panels, 11 biodome greenhouses for urban farming, and communal electric buggies.
A school, country club, mosque, equestrian centre and hotel – all run sustainably – also exist on-site.
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Following his brief weekend in Dubai, Before The Flood filmmaker DiCaprio reportedly travelled on to Rwanda.
The actor was spotted clothes shopping at a market, according to the Daily Mail, while he was in the country for a gorilla trek.