Dubai is quickly becoming the mini-break and stopover favourite for the world’s rich and famous.

With so many A-listers (and, let’s be honest B-, C- and D-listers) visiting the glittering emirate every day, we bring you a weekly round up of who was spotted where.

So if you were wondering who to keep an eye out for when you’re down at Dubai Mall, we’ve thrown together a list of some of the famous faces in Dubai and the UAE this week….

Kareena KapoorPhoto: Instagram/KareenaKapoor.

Kareena Kapoor, the legendary 35-year-old Bollywood actress who has appeared in hits such as Jab We Met and 3 Idiots, was spotted in the UAE shooting an ad campaign for Faraz Manan’s new 2016 collection against a typical desert backdrop.

RonaldhinoPhoto: Twitter/Ronaldhino.

One of football’s greats, Brazilian player Ronaldinho was down at the Pullman Hotel Dubai Creek as part of a #FootballForPeace press conference.

John AbrahamPhoto: Twitter/John Abraham.

Indian actor, film producer and former model John Abraham was the Yas Marina Circuit, taking a break from shooting new Bollywood action-adventure movie Dishoom by sampling some sushi. More on that here.

Kumar Sangakkara has arrived in Dubai for take part in #MCL2020

Posted by on Monday, January 25, 2016

Ex-Sri Lankan national team cricket player Kumar Sangakkara is in Dubai this week to play against Dubai’s Gemini Arabians cricket team as part of the Masters League Championships tournament. He stayed at the swish JW Marriott Marquis.

Ex-South African national cricket player Jacques Kallis is also in Dubai for the tournament, as is the legendary Virender Sehwag.

Varun DharwanPhoto: Twitter/VarunDharwan.

Super cool Bollywood star Varun Dharwan, 28, is also in the UAE for the shooting of new film Dishoom. Varun is best known for his movies Humpty Sharmi Ki Dulhania and ABCD 2.

Nargis FakhriPhoto: Instagram/NargisFakhri.

American model and actress Nargis Fakhri is in town too for new film Dishoom. While she’s probably best known for her work in Bollywood, Fakhri did appear in recent Hollywood comedy Spy (she played one of the baddies).

Adriana LimaPhoto: Instagram/AdrianaLima.

34-year-old Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima flew in for the launch of Raw Spirit perfume, which was held at the Jean Georges Terrace in the swanky Jumeirah Four Seasons hotel.

Isabeli Fontana

Accompanying her friend at the launch was fellow Victoria’s Secret model, 32-year-old Isabeli Fontana. She rolled around the city in a luxury car (obvs).


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Additional photos: Kristina Nabieva