The actress also shared a quote from the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) to celebrate International Women’s Day…

Every Hollywood premiere needs an A-list actress in attendance – and Dubai is no exception.

Luckily we’ve got a new celebrity-in-residence, Lindsay Lohan, who was the guest of honour at a Beauty and the Beast screening in Ibn Battuta Mall’s Novo Cinema this week.

The 30-year-old donned a tiered, Disney-princess-blue gown for the event, and posed on the red carpet with Belle and Beast lookalikes.

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The Mean Girls star even has her eye on her own Disney role, and has been actively campaigning to be cast as Ariel in a live remake of The Little Mermaid.


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Until that happens, however, Lohan is making the most of her time in the Middle East, and appears to be settling well into life in Dubai.

The star took a visiting family member to the One & Only (or perhaps Al Qasr, we can’t quite tell) over the week, according to her Instagram feed.

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Lohan also shared an empowering quote in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8.

“Women are not created weaker but more generous than men. They are created more beautiful and less fierce, as beauty hates to hurt and harm others,” the actress posted, accrediting the wisdom to the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

“That is why they seem weak to people, but in reality they are not. Angels are the strongest of created beings, and women are closer to the angelic nature than men, as they are readier than men to carry angelic light.”

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The actress, who relocated to Dubai last year, is “in a period of renewal” according to her management, and plans to spend much of 2017 volunteering at refugee camps and setting up her own production company in the UAE.

Her move to the emirate, which coincided with the deleting of her social media accounts, led many to believe she had converted to Islam – a claim her management has denied. 

Earlier this year Lohan wiped her Instagram and Twitter accounts clean, leaving just the Arabic greeting “assalam alaikum” – meaning “peace be upon you” – on the former.

Last year the actress revealed the pictures had sparked widespread backlash in her home country, where she was “crucified” for her interest in Islam.

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“They made me seem like… I was a bad person for holding that Quran.

“I was so happy to leave [America] and go back to London after that, because I felt so unsafe in my own country. If this [Islam] is something that I want to learn, this is my own will.

“I can’t imagine how many people go through this all the time, and that made me feel like an outsider.”

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