Snapped: Celebrities spotted in the UAE this week
Because let’s be honest, we all love a bit of celebrity goss…
Dubai is fast becoming the mini-break and stopover favourite for the world’s rich and famous.
With so many A-listers (and B-, C- and D-listers) visiting the glittering emirate every day, it can be hard to keep track of who was spotted where.
So in case 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…
Sir Patrick Stewart
استقبل متحف #اللوفر_أبوظبي الممثل الإنجليزي باتريك ستيورت والممثل والمنتج الأمريكي أدريان برودي، وقد جالا في أرجاء المتحف برفقة سعادة سيف سعيد غباش، مدير عام دائرة الثقافة والسياحة-أبوظبي ومدير اللوفر أبوظبي مانويل راباتيه ونائب المدير حصة الظاهري ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ © متحف اللوفر أبوظبي، تصوير غريغ غاراي ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today we welcomed British Actor Sir Patrick Stewart and American Actor and Producer Adrien Brody for a tour with HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General of Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, Manuel Rabaté, Director of #LouvreAbuDhabi and Hissa Al Dhaheri Deputy Director of #LouvreAbuDhabi through our museum’s galleries ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ©Louvre Abu Dhabi, photography Greg Garay
Sir Patrick wasn’t the only star to swing by the Louvre over the weekend. Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody, who was attending the Global Gift Gala charity event in Dubai, was also hosted by the Abu Dhabi art museum. The actor-turned-artist even took the opportunity to show off one of his own works.
??? BRODY AT THE LOUVRE!!! While you were partying in Art Basel… I can now officially say that I have exhibited my work at The Louvre ? Felt a bit like Dali today ? thank you @louvreabudhabi and the UAE ?? for being so hospitable #louvre #louvreabudhabi #jeannouvel #popup #artbaselmiami #dali #banksy #brody ?
American actress Vanessa Williams was another special guest at the star-studded Global Gift Gala event in Dubai. She made the most of her time in the emirate, heading out into the desert with tour company Platinum Heritage. Here she is with singer-songwriter/rapper Anderson Paak, who was in town for Sole DXB.
Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon also made an appearance at the Global Gift Gala, hitting the red carpet with partner Azuka Ononye. The pair stayed at the glitzy Palazzo Versace hotel, and shared this cheeky bathroom selfie.
Kanye West protégé Teyana Taylor made her Dubai debut at Sole DXB, and from what we hear was a bit of a crowd favourite. The Harlem-based singer also celebrated her birthday while she was here. Many happy returns!
Singer-songwriter Gabi Wilson, aka H.E.R (which stands for ‘Having Everything Revealed’) also took to the Sole DXB stage, before heading out for a little spot of sightseeing. Rocking that keffiyeh, girl.
Chelsea legend and children’s book author Frank Lampard was in Dubai this week, and enjoyed a meal at the world’s highest restaurant, At.mosphere on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa. The soccer star is a brand ambassador for nanoM, a new health assessment centre on The Palm aimed at professional and former athletes.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi officially closed the Dubai Film Festival last night, and the red carpet was rolled out for movie star and astromech droid BB-8.