By Arab News
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian’s former partner Scott Disick flew in from Los Angeles to Dubai this weekend on business. The trip is Kardashian’s first public appearance since she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, France, last October.
Disick launched the American restaurant-meets-confectionary Sugar Factory at Dubai Festival City on Friday, while Kardashian held a beauty masterclass with her make-up artist, Mario Dedivanovic, on the same day at MusicHall Dubai on The Palm Jumeirah.
Kardashian on Saturday visited the Givenchy store at Mall of the Emirates along with her “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” crew. She and her husband Kanye West are friends of the French luxury fashion house’s creative director Riccardo Tisci.
Make-up artist Dedivanovic, who met his fans at The Dubai Mall on Saturday, posted a photo of himself with Kardashian.
“The MasterClass Dubai today with @kimkardashian was amazing. Thank you everyone who came, we had the best time with you all,” he said.
Kardashian herself tweeted after the event: “Such a fun day today! I felt so much love here in Dubai, thank you guys for coming out to Mario’s Master Class!”
Meanwhile, a French judge on Friday charged the alleged mastermind of the spectacular Paris heist in which five masked men robbed Kardashian of jewelry worth millions, prosecutors said.
Sixty-year-old Aomar A. was among six suspects charged on Friday over the Oct. 3 robbery during which the celebrity was bound and gagged at gunpoint, then locked in a bathroom at the luxury residence where she was staying during Paris Fashion Week.
Ten people have now been charged, including five accused of playing a direct role in robbing the 36-year-old Kardashian of jewelry worth some nine million euros ($9.5 million).
A source close to the probe said some of the suspects have confessed to their involvement, but would not say which ones.