Tweeting perhaps? Donald Trump's new wax figure memorializes him looking down at his PHONE - as he and Melania are honored at first Madame Tussauds in Middle East

The Trumps are among the stars at the first Madame Tussauds in the Middle EastThe new branch of the wax statue museum is located on a small artificial island off of Dubai, where tourists can post with the former president and first lady Trump's statue, sporting his signature navy suit and red tie, is looking at a cellphone while seated at a desk Standing next to him is Melania's figure, who is dressed in a form-fitting cobalt blue dress, one of her classic looks from the 2016 presidential campaign Trump's first wax effigy debuted in Madame Tussauds New York in 1997 and got a presidential update in 2017, a year before his wife's figure debuted Other stars who are honored at the new Madame Tussauds include Kylie Jenner, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and a handful of Bollywood dancers

Former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania are back in the spotlight in the United Arab Emirates, where wax statues of them are now on display in Dubai.  

The two, who have kept a relatively low profile since he lost re-election last year, are some of the stars of the Middle East’s first Madame Tussauds, the tourist-friendly wax statue museum known for its celebrity likenesses.

The new branch is located on a small artificial island off of Dubai, where the wax figures of 60 celebrities and world leaders were unveiled at the opening on Wednesday.

Memorialized: Donald Trump and his wife Melania are among the stars at the first Madame Tussauds in the Middle East

Memorialized: Donald Trump and his wife Melania are among the stars at the first Madame Tussauds in the Middle East

Throwback: The new branch of the wax statue museum is located on a small artificial island off of Dubai, where tourists can post with the former president and first lady

Throwback: The new branch of the wax statue museum is located on a small artificial island off of Dubai, where tourists can post with the former president and first lady

Real versus fake: Melania's figure is dressed in a form-fitting cobalt blue dress, one of her classic looks from the 2016 presidential campaign (pictured)
Real versus fake: Melania's figure (pictured) is dressed in a form-fitting cobalt blue dress, one of her classic looks from the 2016 presidential campaign

Real versus fake: Melania’s figure (right) is dressed in a form-fitting cobalt blue dress, one of her classic looks from the 2016 presidential campaign (left)

Trump’s statue, sporting his signature navy suit and red tie, is seated at a desk, but he’s not signing executive orders or documents. He’s looking down at his cellphone.

Standing next to him is Melania’s figure, who is dressed in a form-fitting cobalt blue dress, one of her classic looks from the 2016 presidential campaign.   

‘He looks very real, but he’s not quite orange enough,’ said 27-year-old visitor Marwa al-Haddad after snapping a selfie with Trump’s likeness. 

Trump’s first wax effigy debuted in Madame Tussauds New York in 1997 — long before he became a politician.  

Keeping busy: Trump's statue, sporting his signature navy suit and red tie (pictured), is looking down at a cellphone
Keeping busy: Trump's statue, sporting his signature navy suit and red tie, is looking down at a cellphone (pictured)

Keeping busy: Trump’s statue, sporting his signature navy suit and red tie (left), is looking down at a cellphone (right) 

Assessment: 'He looks very real, but he's not quite orange enough,' one visitor said at Wednesday's opening

Assessment: ‘He looks very real, but he’s not quite orange enough,’ one visitor said at Wednesday’s opening 

Originals: Trump's first wax effigy debuted in Madame Tussauds New York in 1997 and got a presidential update in 2017, a year before his wife's figure debuted (pictured)

Originals: Trump’s first wax effigy debuted in Madame Tussauds New York in 1997 and got a presidential update in 2017, a year before his wife’s figure debuted (pictured)

Around the world: Other world leaders who are honored at the Madame Tussauds in Dubai include Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (pictured) and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Around the world: Other world leaders who are honored at the Madame Tussauds in Dubai include Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (pictured) and Chinese President Xi Jinping

His likeness got a presidential update at the New York location in 2017, a year before his wife got her own statue at the location. 

Aside from their positions, the Trumps’ figures in Dubai appear to be identical to the versions displayed in New York. 

Other stars who are honored at Dubai’s Madame Tussauds include a sultry Kylie Jenner, a beaming Chinese President Xi Jinping, and a handful of Bollywood dancers in various poses.

The new wax figures were each created over six months by a team of 20 artists at the London studio, where wax was poured into metal frames, then sculpted with clay. Each strand of real human hair was methodically implanted using needles.

During his presidency, Trump was considered a close friend in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi. 

Famous face: Actor Will Smith was among the celebrities who made the cut at the new location

Famous face: Actor Will Smith was among the celebrities who made the cut at the new location

Take the tour: The exhibit also featured a number of Bollywood stars

Take the tour: The exhibit also featured a number of Bollywood stars 

Having fun: UAE weightlifting champion Amna Al Haddad posed with her wax statue at the opening

Having fun: UAE weightlifting champion Amna Al Haddad posed with her wax statue at the opening 

Looking sharp: Indian actor Hrithik Roshan was decked out in a sleek black tux

Looking sharp: Indian actor Hrithik Roshan was decked out in a sleek black tux 

House of wax: One visitor couldn't resist touching the face of the wax replica of Palestinian singer Mohammad Assaf

House of wax: One visitor couldn’t resist touching the face of the wax replica of Palestinian singer Mohammad Assaf

Gulf Arab sheikhdoms welcomed Trump´s policies in the region, including his harder-line on Iran, as he pulled America out of Tehran´s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. 

In Dubai, the flashy Trump International Golf Club, developed by DAMAC Properties, sprawls from the center of a luxurious collection of upscale apartments and villas.

To design the collection, the Madame Tussauds team conducted an extensive population survey to figure out who potential visitors would most want to see. 

There is no President Joe Biden currently on display, but a company spokesman said he could be featured at some point in the future.

In April, Madame Tussauds New York announced that new wax figures of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were in production. 

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Butch Patrick Lilley, 68, who played child werewolf Eddie Munster in the 1960s sitcom The Munsters, was accused of murdering Ken Juedes, 58, of WisconsinJuedes' wife, Cindy Schulz-Juedes, 67, claims the former child actor and five other men shot and killed her husband in 2006 for revenge  Lilley denied the allegations and said he was traveling on the night of the murderSchulz-Juedes was arrested in 2019 for the murder and prosecutors claim she killed her husband to claim his $1 million life insurance policyMarathon County jurors ulitmately found her guilty of the crime on Wednesday Cindy and Ken filed a $300,000 lawsuit related to the Monster Hall Raceway, which cost Lilley and others tens of thousands of dollars in investments  Read more »

'NO ONE has been ruled out': Sheriffs say Alec Baldwin may still face charges for killing cinematographer: 500 rounds of ammo - including other LIVE bullets - were recovered from Western movie set

Sheriffs and the DA confirmed on Wednesday that the bullet fired by Baldwin was a live round and was one of several they recovered from the Rust set They said that charges are 'on the table' for an array of people - including 63-year-old Baldwin who is 'cooperating'Investigators recovered 500 rounds total including blanks, dummies and live roundsThey didn't say how many of each type they found, but said they suspect other live bullets were firedThere were 16 people inside the church when the shooting happened, all of whom will be interviewedAssistant Director Dave Halls and Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed both handled the gun before BaldwinThe firearm used was a Pietta .45 long colt revolver and was one of three taken from the set Santa Fe County Sheriff Adam Mendoza said: 'There was some complacency on this set and there were safety issues' Read more »

Brazil's senators call for President Bolsonaro to be charged with crimes against humanity for his handling of Covid-19

A six-month investigation was held into Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemicIt recommended charging him with misuse of public funds and charlatanismBolsonaro has denied wrongdoing and the decision is up to Prosecutor General  Read more »
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