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The ‘Fresh Prince’ comes to Cairo! Egyptians abuzz over Will Smith visit

Smith’s “secret visit” is meant to be away from the spotlight, upon his request, to enjoy a calm vacation in Egypt. (AP)

Famous US actor Will Smith has touched down in Cairo on Sunday, and Egyptians it appears that Egyptians cannot hide their excitement.

Pictures on local media showed some excited fans grasping selfies with the Legend as he arrived at Cairo’s International Airport.

His “secret visit” is meant to be away from the spotlight, upon his request, to enjoy a calm vacation in Egypt, an advisor at the Tourism Ministry has said.

Smith paid a visit to the iconic Giza Pyramids, accompanied by renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, according to Masrawy.

He will also be visiting the national museum in central Cairo, before he embarks on a trip to Luxor and Aswan, to see the relics of Egypt’s ancient past.

The Hollywood star's visit came two weeks after Argentinean superstar and FC Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi visited Egypt in an effort to promote Hepatitis C treatment tourism.

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Last Update: Sunday, 5 March 2017 KSA 14:47 - GMT 11:47
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