Dennis Quaid leads Dubai Celebrity Smash line-up

American actor Dennis Quaid isn't the only famous name taking part in sports for the Dubai Celebrity Smash line-up

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Dennis Quaid is coming to Dubai, and you could be playing golf with him.

In a couple of months, the actor will be in the UAE to take part in a new celebrity-packed event – the Dubai Celebrity Smash.

The 61-year-old star – who has had roles in flicks such as The Parent Trap and The Day After Tomorrow – is one of many famous names joining in the fun.

Ron Pearlman (Hellboy), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) and Don Johnson (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges, Django Unchained) are also lined-up to take part in the two-day tournament starting October 16.

The ‘celebrity sports calendar launched under the Patronage of the Dubai Sports Council’ is designed to tempt more stars into choosing the city as a place to visit. The other motive is to encourage the local community to engage in a fun and healthy way.

At the same time the event - also featuring karting, paintball, rugby, volleyball, football, basketball and more - will draw attention to charity initiatives around the United Arab Emirates.

A statement on their website reads: ‘If all the worlds a stage, then the theatre of sports must be acknowledged as the highest art-fun and energetic, in the moment, and allowing for flexible changes in its current models to attract a wider audience participation.’

Al Jalila Foundation and Make A Wish Foundation are only two of the charities expected to benefit from the experience where non-famous sports fans will get to team up with a celebrity who will head their team up.

Each team will consist of four people and there will be 10 for each day, so expect plenty more recognizable personalities to be added to the line-up.

‘In order to get the maximum audience participation and media attention, we approached the sporting celebrities who are approachable and well known for their open sociability,’ their statement continues.

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