And he won’t just be in town to only sign autographs either…

If you’re a fan of the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) then you’ll be pleased to know that Hafthor Bjornsson (who plays one of the show’s most loved/hated characters) will be coming to Dubai later this year.

But he won’t be in town just to sign autographs and greet fans (although there will probably some of that).

The Iceland native. known for his role as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane. will be competing in the the World’s Ultimate Strongman: Beasts in the Middle East competition taking place at Bab Al Shams on Friday, October 26.

Strongman, as a sport, is exactly what it sounds like. Tough-as-nails men performing herculean feats of strength – from pulling airplanes with their bare hands, to lifting cars over their heads.

Bjornsson currently ranks as the World’s Strongest Man, and this event will be a great chance for fans to watch him defend his title.

Tickets are on sale now through Platinum List for Dhs249 and include access to a ninja obstacle course (!), roller-skating park, sporting competitions, as well as F&B and live entertainment.

Want a sneak peek at what to expect? Check out this video of Bjornsson deadlifting a 350kg car. No biggie…

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