It was more than two years in the making, but the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival made a grand return to the French Riviera after an enforced hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic. We caught up with some of the habitues of the red carpet. And emerged from the city of gold the most iconic emirati entrepreneur and Guinness World Record Holder His Excellency Yaqoub Mousa Mohd also known as Dr. Bu Abdullah, Chairman of Bu Abdullah Group.
He attended the red carpet with well known belarusian model and influencer Angela Donava. Iris Law, Kat Graham and Maggie Gyllenhaal were at the star-studded premiere for The French. Dr. Bu Abdullah currently owns more than 270 companies across the middle east including Bu Abdullah Real Estate, Bu Abdullah Investments, Bu Abdullah Business Consultancy and the list goes on.
He was the first Emirati to walk the red carpet in the traditional Emirati dress (Kandura). The Cannes Film Festival is The third-most important event on the planet (after the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup) and many stars and prominent personalities were seen throughout the festival.