I am amazed at how Tom Cruise looks at 50. It's almost like he doesn't age. Other than being a bit more muscular, how he looks now isn't all that much different from when he played Maverick in Top Gun.
It's been a while but was the Dubai scene you were talking about the sandstorm scene? If it was, I thought it was a little too long. It was a good scene, but it might have been better slightly edited. If not, than I don't remember the scene you're talking about.