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 at The Dubai Mall, we’ve put together a list of some of the famous faces spotted in Dubai and the UAE this week…

Liam Payne

One Direction alumnus Liam Payne was in Dubai last weekend for a special concert at Global Village. The singer took to Instagram after the show, triumphantly telling his followers: “I just played to the biggest crowd of my life”.

Hello Dubai ?

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Flo Rida

American rapper Flo Rida took to the stage at two of Dubai’s superclubs last weekend, but also had a turn in the audience at the Franco Dragone spectacular, La Perle.


Hip-hop legend Diddy is set to make his Dubai debut at new Business Bay superclub Gotha tonight. The star shared an Insta story from Japanese hotspot Zuma on Wednesday night, saying “there’s a lot more to come so stay tuned”.

Cassie & Justin Dior Combs

Diddy’s girlfriend, Me & U singer Cassie, and son Justin Dior Combs appear to have joined the superstar in Dubai. The pair were spotted at recently-opened celebrity hotspot 1 Oak in Business Bay.

Kristian Nairn

Game of Thrones fan favourite Kristian Nairn, aka Hodor, has arrived in Dubai for the Middle East Film & Comic Con this weekend. The star shared a picture of his hotel treats – that’s either a miniature bed made out of cake, or some really gigantic fruits.

I say, what a lovely welcome to Dubai for @mefcc !!! Thank you very much !! <3

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Karl Urban

Kiwi action star Karl Urban is also in town for Comic Con. The Thor: Ragnarok star seems to have been making the most of his down time, enjoying a supercar hoon around the Dubai Autodrome.

Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto, who starred on the cooking show Iron Chef, opened his first Dubai restaurant in the Renaissance Downtown Hotel last week. The charismatic chef himself was in town to ensure it all went smoothly.

Chloe Goodman

Ex on the Beach star Chloe Goodman has been holidaying in Dubai this week. The glamour model shared this snap from Palm Jumeirah hotspot The Penthouse at FIVE.

Jacqueline Fernandez

Abu Dhabi has been full of Bollywood stars over the last few weeks, with the shoot for upcoming action film Race 3 (starring Salman Khan) taking place in the capital. Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez shared this photo from the Abu Dhabi desert.

The earth has music for those who listen #shakespeare ?? #abudhabi

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Daisy Shah

Indian actress Daisy Shah, who also stars in the film, appeared to take some time out to swing by a fashion event in Dubai over the weekend.


Nigerian singer Simi has also been holidaying in the emirate this week. The star shared some fun snaps of her vacation, including this classic desert adventure shot:

#geotravels @geotravels

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