Ahlan! were super excited when we heard that Jennifer Lopez, the beauty from the Bronx, was to officially open Al Nabooda Automobiles' new Dubai Audi showroom – the world's largest.
The singer, who landed in the Middle East on 21 November ahead of her sell out Dance Again World Tour gig in Dubai, dropped by the Sheikh Zayed Road showroom to officially declare it open.
Audi Middle East, associate sponsors of Jennifer's Dance Again World Tour concert in Dubai, are rumoured to have paid the Grammy Award-winning star a whopping $250,000 (almost Dhs1 million), that's $1400 per second, to make her secret guest appearance at the showroom. Nice work if you can get it.
The singer arrived over one hour late after been caught up in severe traffic en route from The Palm, driven by dancer boyfriend Casper Smart in his Audi (which was provided by Al Nabooda Automobiles). She surprised, shocked and excited an audience of VIPs who never in a million years expected to bump into J-Lo.
The singer, who had spent her first day in Dubai with her children at the beach, told the crowd, that she was ''so excited to be in Dubai and meeting the fans and people [of the city]". She added, "It's my first time here and I am so excited. I have had a lovely day out there today, I feel the weather is really good right now, you guys are very lucky."
She went on to tell the crowd she wished she could stay longer but could only spend an extra day here after the gig to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.
When asked by K Rajaram (CEO of Al Nabooda Automobiles) what her favourite car was, she admitted she wasn't big on driving and that she much preferred to be driven. (Bit of a diva slip there, J-Lo?). After a quick pose for photos with Audi super car the E-Tron, the couple quickly jumped in Casper's car and headed to the Cavalli Club's third anniversary celebrations.
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The loved-up couple joined an entourage of 16 for dinner and J-Lo showed how she keeps that famous booty in shape. She ate a plate full of carbs and snacked on bread throughout the meal. Although a famous teetotaller, she did indulge in a glass of red vino whilst lavishing affection on Casper across the table, it was plain for all to see, this is a man she clearly adores.
When the clock struck 12, J-Lo didn't turn into a pumpkin, she reapplied her lipstick took hold of Casper's hand and headed home.
Early on 22 November, Jen was all about Thanksgiving. Her team contacted Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Dubai and requested the team to create a Thanksgiving lunch for the superstar and 25 of her close friends and family. The specially crafted lunch included beluga caviar, three turkeys, stuffing, sweet potato casserole. Also, in keeping with the Lopez family tradition, Jen's mum Guadalupe Rodríguez took to the kitchen at The Rixos in Dubai to make her very own special gravy. The lunch was attended by close friends and family as well as her twins, son Max and daughter Emme. J-Lo and entourage finished the lunch with the famous Ruth’s Chris Steak House cheesecake and apple pie. Good to know Jen enjoyed a sweet treat, she's going to need the energy for that big gig tonight!