The news comes ahead of the much-anticipated launch in October this year…

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has been announced as the second recipient of a Dubai Star, which will take its place on Dubai’s Hollywood-style Walk of Fame later this year.

The Dubai Stars’ official Twitter account announced the news on June 25, saying that Khan was one of the most nominated celebrities for the award.

Shah Rukh Khan is the second Dubai Star recipient to be announced, after Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab.

The Bollywood legend is no stranger to the UAE, having visited a number of times over the years. He is also currently partnered with Dubai Tourism as the face of their ‘Be My Guest’ campaign.

The exciting new attraction is a project is by Dubai developer, Emaar, and will be found on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai.

400 stars will be unveiled at the launch in October this year, with celebrities voted for by the public in a global social media campaign. When complete, there will be 10,000 Dubai Stars in total, that’s four times that of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

We can’t wait to see who’s next…

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