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The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a hot spot for everyone visiting the emirate, and things weren't so different for international celebrity Pierce Brosnan

The actor arrived in the UAE earlier this week to start shooting his latest movie, a heist thriller titled The Misfits. The film is mostly set in the Middle East and will be directed by Renny Harlin, whose previous work includes Die Hard 2. 

Before he got to work, the star made sure to get around the city, and made a stop at the Louvre.

The James Bond actor filmed a group of traditional performers dancing and singing outside the museum, and uploaded it on Instagram. In his post's caption, Brosnan hailed The Louvre Abu Dhabi as a "masterpiece of design by Jean Nouvel."

Prior to this post, the celebrity also shared two other videos announcing his arrival in Abu Dhabi. 

He visited other parts of the city and shopped at a Tom Ford store as well.  

Brosnan's Louvre visit made the rounds online

People were pretty excited to spot him there

Just casually stepping out of the Louvre

The star's having a blast in the city

Not the first international star to film in Abu Dhabi

In recent years, the emirate has become a top filming location for international stars, with many global filmmakers and production companies opting to shoot parts of their films in Abu Dhabi. 

This comes as no surprise considering the rapid growth the emirate's film industry has witnessed in recent years. 

Facilitating the process even further is the opening of media zones such as twofour54, which offers remarkable production services.

Last year, the company facilitated the shooting of the upcoming Netflix original thriller 6 Underground. Directed by Michael Bay, the film features Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, who filmed scenes for it in the emirate. 

In 2015, the company also landed a deal to film director Rohit Dhawan's Bollywood film Dishoom in the city.

That same year, twofour54 facilitated the production of Brad Pitt's satirical comedy War Machine - which was shot in Abu Dhabi over a period of 22 days.