Ahlan! chats to Tom Daley

We met the Olympic diver ahead of the Diving World Series Dubai
ByAndre NevelingThursday , 19 March 2015
Ahlan! chats to Tom Daley
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Tom Daley is currently in Dubai

He’s one of the most famous divers in the world, so when we heard that Tom Daley was headed for Dubai, we simply had to grab him for a quick chat.

Tom is currently in Dubai to take part in the FINA/NVC Diving World Series, where he’ll be competing against some of the world’s top divers. But it turns out Tom isn’t new to Dubai at all. “The first time I came here was in 2012 after Olympics for a holiday,” he told us. “I’ve been coming back every year for the World Series ever since!”

And it’s not just diving that brings Tom back to the city. “There are so many things I love about Dubai,” said Tom. “The weather is amazing and there are so many things to do. Everything is amazingly grand. Not to mention the way people treat you! Everyone is so nice, it’s just a really friendly environment,” he explained.

So what’s happening with his celebrity diving TV show, Splash? “At the moment diving is my main focus, because it’s less than 18 months until the Olympic Games, but who knows after the Olympics if we’ll do another series or not. It was so much fun to do,” he revealed. So what celebrity is on his Splash wish list? “I’ve always wanted to see someone like Simon Cowell be made to look very scared on a diving board,” he joking told us. Now that’s one we’d love to see!

If you’d like to see Tom and the rest of the divers compete in the flesh, head over to the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai’s Global Village. They’ll be diving from today until 21 March, and tickets cost Dhs40. For more info head over to www.fina.org

Here's Ahlan!'s Andre with Tom at the press conference... 

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