Tom Cruise wows the crowds on MI:4 red carpet in Dubai

Mission Impossible stars out in force for film premiere, say mulling future tie-ups with emirate
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (R) and actor Tom Cruise (Getty Images)
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum attends the 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' premiere (Getty Images)
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Dubai's ruler HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum and Hollywood actor Tom Cruise (Getty Images)
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Tom Cruise, the star of the film, last night opened the Dubai International Film Festival in a dramatic red carpet appearance in front of hundreds of fans and media (Getty Images)
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The Hollywood actor, who was joined by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, and spent more than an hour on the red carpet, greeting fans and signing autographs (Getty Images)
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Cruise had previously said Dubai’s profile as a movie destination had already soared in the wake of its role in Mission Impossible (Getty Images)
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The city provided a backdrop for the action flick, with Cruise performing a series of heart-stopping stunts clinging to the exterior of the 828m Burj Khalifa (Getty Images)
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Speaking about his scenes on the world’s tallest tower, which see Cruise climb the glass-fronted exterior of the building, he said: 'I trained for months so I could practice the scenes at the Burj Khalifa. The only thing I was afraid of was falling!' (Getty Images)
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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol actors Paula Patton and Simon Pegg have said they would consider other roles and even business ventures in Dubai if the right opportunities arose (Getty Images)
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British actor Simon Pegg said he wouldn’t rule out creating his own movie in Dubai if the circumstances were right (Getty Images)
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The fourth installment of the billion-dollar film franchise Mission Impossible also included three days of filming at Dubai’s luxury Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on the Palm Jumeirah (Getty Images)
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The property doubles as the luxury Mumbai home of Indian millionaire Brij Nath, played by Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor (Getty Images)
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and actor Tom Cruise (Getty Images)
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(R) DIFF Chairman Abdulhamid Juma (Getty Images)
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Actor Gamil Rateb receives the Lifetime Achievement Award (Getty Images)
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Actor Anil Kapoor and composer AR Rahman attend the 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' premiere (Getty Images)
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Composer AR Rahman receives the 'Lifetime achievement award' (Getty Images)
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Actor Tom Cruise (L) (Getty Images)
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Actor Tom Cruise poses with fans (Getty Images)
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Suha Arafat (2nd-L), widow of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (Getty Images)
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Suha Arafat, widow of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, arrives to the opening ceremony of the Dubai International Film Festival (Getty Images)
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Fahd Hariri, son of late Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, poses with his wife Maya (Getty Images)
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Actor Tom Cruise poses with fans (Getty Images)
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A general view of atmosphere at the 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' premiere Emirates.(Getty Images)
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Actor Tom Cruise arrives for the 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' premiere (Getty Images)
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US actor Tom Cruise and actress Paula Patton (Getty Images)
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Artistic Director of DIFF Masoud Amralla Al Ali greets actor Tom Cruise and the cast on stage (Getty Images)
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The event was held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on Dec 7 (Getty Images)
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Actor Tom Cruise poses with fans as he attends the 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' (Getty Images)