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The Dubai Barbershop Will Smith Always Visits When He’s in Town

Everyone knows that you don’t cheat on your barber — a great one is hard to come by, so it’s hardly a surprise that most men hate to deviate from their go-to hair stylist. Perhaps this is why Will Smith keeps returning to Beats and Cuts barbershop whenever he’s in Dubai. The actor, who is a longtime fan of the UAE, was in the emirate last week, where he decided to make a trip to the men’s grooming destination. The barbershop welcomed the star again according to The National, and shared a picture of Smith on Instagram, with the caption: “We always keep the Fresh Prince lookin’ fresh every time he’s in town! @willsmith Thanks for booking with us and @rabithebarber! Enjoy #Dubai!” His go-to barber? “Rabi The Barber”, who counts French Montana and Anthony Joshua as clients.

The cool neighborhood barbershop was launched by DJ Bliss in 2013. Recently relocated to Box Park, the ultra-cool hangout-cum-salon boasts a roster of skilled hair stylists who have developed a loyal celebrity following — fans including DJ Snake and Neyo frequent the gentleman’s salon whenever they’re in town. In addition to providing fresh fades, beard trims, and color, the hip men’s grooming destination also offers manicures, pedicures, massages, and facials.

Last week, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air star heralded his return to the emirate by heading up the Burj Khalifa, where he posted a selfie from the world’s tallest tower. The 50-year-old actor posed in the restroom of the building’s 154th floor, telling his 23 million followers he was “sitting on top of the world”. “The joke was too easy,” the comedian and musician admitted.

The I Am Legend star has previously shared his love for the region – particularly Dubai – revealing during a visit to the city last year that he loves its “energy”. “I came here for the first time about 15 years ago, during a time when they said 40 per cent of all of the world’s cranes were in Dubai, and the entire skyline was cranes,” he said at a press conference while in town for a Suicide Squad premiere. “When I landed I thought that’s how I would build a city if I was making one. It really flows with who I am. You never know why a city speaks to you. It’s just the energy of progress, the people, the design, the ideas.”

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