Looks like things are really starting to heat up in the desert…

Zac Efron appears to have made the most of his time in Dubai, heading out of the city and into the desert for some dune bashing fun.

The High School Musical star even looked the part, donning a red and white shemagh as he enjoyed a thrilling 4×4 ride through the sand.

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The actor, who will star in the upcoming movie Baywatch, also shared a photo of himself performing a karate-style kick as the sun goes down in the desert.


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It was the 29-year-old’s first time in the UAE, and the self-described “world traveller” had earlier told Emirates Woman he was looking forward to hitting the sand dunes (be sure to check back soon for our full interview with the star).

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Efron, who is the ambassador for Hugo Man by Hugo Boss, was in town on Friday to launch a new fragrance at the Dubai Mall, before attending an exclusive event in the Dubai Design District.

Though the visit was fleeting, the star was full of praise for the emirate, writing in an Instagram post: “Thanks for the love, Dubai. Can’t wait to come back.”

Anytime, Zac. Anytime.

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