Despite an alarming debt crisis, Dubai is rolling out the red carpet with its usual splendor for movie stars as the Gulf state’s sixth annual film festival kicks off on Wednesday.

Matt Dillon, Christopher Lambert, Mandy Moore, Christina Ricci and Omar Sharif will lead the parade of Hollywood actors at the opening of the Dubai International Film Festival, held at the pompous Madinat Arena, part of the luxurious Madinat Jumeirah resort. Source: AFP

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