Jackie Chan enjoys camel racing in Dubai

Actor Jackie Chan was seen on an outing to watch camel racing in Dubai while he is here filming a movie

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He’s known for films such as Rush Hour, Kung Fu Panda and Karate Kid, and in his long film career it’s not often you associate Jackie Chan with wearing traditional Emirati clothing.

But the 61-year-old – who is in the city to record his upcoming film, Kung Fu Yoga, was pictured donning exactly that this week.

Jackie can be seen at Dubai’s Al Namoos racing site Instagram page wearing a white kandura. The item of clothing - worn by men in the region - covers the ankles and arms and the actor was spotted in the attire while behind the wheel of a car.

It looks like the Hong Kong native was there to enjoy watching some camel racing when they shared the image on Wednesday.

Featuring in the new flick alongside Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif, his UAE stint began September 28 and will end October 30.

So far he has been spotted filming in Downtown Dubai, JLT and at Palm Jumeirah’s Atlantis resort.

Most of the picture, which was slated to star Aamir Khan, will take place in India, and is part of a three-movie agreement between the country's government and their counterparts in China.

A scheduling conflict has prevented Khan joining the cast, who will be directed by Chan's long-standing friend Stanley Tong. The pair have worked together on numerous projects for the past 20 years.

“We are greatly looking forward to filming parts of Kung Fu Yoga in Dubai, and the locations we have selected perfectly complement the scenes we are shooting here. Dubai’s iconic skyscrapers and attractions are recognised around the world, and we are excited to work closely with Dubai Film and TV Commission to ensure an enjoyable and successful filming time in Dubai!” Stanley previously said. "It is not possible for me to do it," Khan explained in May. "I would have loved to do it. They are shooting in September-October and at that time I will be busy with Dangal. I can’t start any film in August-September."

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