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Dubai, May 5, 2017: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan starrer #BeMyGuest, a promotional film produced by Dubais Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, has won two top awards at the 10th anniversary of the International Tourism Film Festival Tourfilm Riga, held in Riga, Latvia.

The film won the Grand Prix award as well as first prize in the ‘Tourism Destination’ category at the festival held on April 29, said a statement.

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Organised by the Riga City Council of Latvia, the event is represented in the prestigious International Committee of the Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) and is dedicated to films promoting tourism destinations across the globe.

The film sees Shah Rukh showcasing Dubai’s many attractions, that he considers his home away from home. (IANS)

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