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.

From hotshot footballers to rap-stars and pop-stars, here are the celebrities spotted in the UAE this week…

Wayne Rooney

Rooney’s out of action with a busted knee and has been taking some time off in Dubai. During his time here, Rooney was spotted at a private home playing with a tiger, he was also seen in another photo casually feeding a giraffe.

Wayne Rooney

Photo: Twitter/@emaratalyoum


British singer, songwriter, rapper and actor Example, best known for his hit Changed The Way You Kiss Me came down to Dubai to play a show at Nasimi Beach.


Photo: Twitter/@example


As one of the rappers known for helping to popularise trap music, T.I. came down on March 9 to make his UAE debut at Cavalli Club. He fit in time for a Burj Khalifa selfie – that old classic – while here.


Photo: Instagram/@troubleman31

Running Man

The gang from hugely popular Korean TV show Running Man came and shot an episode in Dubai, doing everything from dune bashing to skydiving.

Running Man Dubai

Photo: Facebook/gorunningman

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George Calombaris

As an Australian chef and restaurateur, Calombaris is probably best known for his role on hit show MasterChef Australia and daytime cooking show Ready Steady Cook. It’s only natural then that Calombaris was in the city for the Dubai Food Festival. He went for a wee abra tour around the Madinat while here too.

George Calombaris

Photo: Instagram/@georgecalombaris

Joe Wicks

Better known as ‘The Body Coach’, Wicks was in Dubai for the Emirates Literature Festival, giving people tips on how to stay on top of their nutrition.

joe wicks

Photo: Instagram/@thebodycoach

Alden Richards

Filipino heartthrob Alden Richards landed late on Tuesday, visiting the city for a concert as well as a school tour, radio tour, and a visit to the Philippine Embassy.

Alden Richards

Photo: Twitter/@aldenrichards02

Nicole Saba

Ex-member of the Lebanese pop group The 4 Cats, Saba has since released a string of singles and starred in a number of movies. She was spotted down at the Music Hall in Dubai, belting out some tunes.

Nicole Saba

Photo: Instagram/@nicolesabaaa

Alexandra Burke

After winning the 2008 edition of TV series X Factor, Burke has released a number of hit singles, including Hallelujah which became the European record holder for single sales over a 24 hour period. However, it seems Burke wasn’t in Dubai for a concert, and was seen just spending her time out and about soaking in the sights.

Alexandra Burke

Photo: Instagram/@alexandramusic

Did you spot any famous folk this week?

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