Joan Smalls Just Landed In Abu Dhabi And She's Absolutely Fan-Girling

BY Sara Tardiff / Oct 29 2018 / 17:37 PM

The Bazaar cover star and supermodel is visiting the UAE for Etihad's 15th birthday and she is loving every moment. Yes, there are camel selfies involved

Joan Smalls Just Landed In Abu Dhabi And She's Absolutely Fan-Girling
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Bazaar cover star and global supermodel Joan Smalls just touched down in the UAE. The Puerto Rican beauty is in town for Etihad Airways' 15th Year Anniversary, which they're celebrating with a limited-edition fashion collab with Diane Von Furstenberg, to be presented at the Louvre Abu Dhabi (who is also celebrating their first birthday soon!) on October 30.

Smalls is on excitement OVERLOAD to be in Abu Dhabi and her Insta stories are an absolute gold mine. Just after landing last night she posted a video saying, "Abu Dhabi, I've landed. Haters is gonna say this is Photoshop!" while dancing around her hotel room - and we'll never stop laughing.

Her other Abu Dhabi escapades (so far) have involved taking in some sweeping views of the city, hanging out and getting selfies with some camel friends, and taking stunning photos in the desert.

Etihad's birthday bash is poised to be a star-studded one - Liv Tyler is also one of the celebrity guests who will be traveling to Abu Dhabi for it.

The model's birthday is coming up on November 7. We'll be excited to see if she's in the UAE to celebrate her own big day!

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Don’t mind me, I’m just rocking out #abudhabi

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