Black Coffee catches up with Akon, Kevin Pietersen goes golfing and Rihanna gives us all a masterclass in how to apply highlight….

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 weekend…



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Pop sensation turned beauty mogul Rihanna was in Dubai to host her first ever beauty talk, joined by makeup artists Priscilla Ono and Hector Espinal at Armani Hotel in the Burj Khalifa. Afterwards, she made an unexpected visit to Sephora at The Dubai Mall to promote her Fenty Beauty brand, where she happily posed with fans, answered questions, and even helped one mega-fan with her highlight.

Tinie Tempah


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Tinie Tempah drops into Dubai to check on his brand, ‘Disturbing’ several times a year, and always puts on a huge show when he does. This weekend was no exception, when he took to the stage at White Dubai to perform a string of his best-loved tracks.

Black Coffee & Akon


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Who knew American singer Akon and South African DJ Black Coffee were friends? The duo were both in Dubai to play huge gigs (Akon at White, Black Coffee at Blue Marlin). But once his Blue Marlin gig finished, Black Coffee headed straight to White to party alongside American rapper Akon, with the duo both posting this pic to their social media as they caught up.

Takeshi 6ix9ine


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American rapper Takeshi 6ix9ine has really been making the most of his first trip to the region. Like most of us, he’s made a visit to the Dubai desert (unlike most of us it was in a rainbow coloured Lamborghini). But the star also made time to dine at Salt Bae’s Nusr-Et (he also made sure to eat a gold-covered steak) and performed twice at super club, Base.

Ace Hood


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Love above All. #Grateful ???

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Whenever Ace Hood comes to Dubai, we love keeping up with what the American rapper gets up to. This trip, while not performing at 40 Kong, he’s been spotted dune bashing in the Dubai desert, snapping selfies with fans, and eating a Burger King.

Kevin Pietersen


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Enemies on the field, great buddies off it! Frenemies with, @brettlee_58!

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Cricket ace Kevin Pietersen has been in Dubai on a work trip, covering the nail-biting Asia Cup. As well as enjoying a round of golf at Emirates Golf Club, he’s also been caught catching up with another former cricketer, Brett Lee.

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