Guess who's back in Dubai!?

Nicki Minaj and the other celebs spotted in Dubai this week...

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Nicki Minaj has landed in Dubai ahead of her performance tonight at The Outlet Mall, the final leg of her The Pinkprint tour. It's not long since she was here last and she is growing fond of the place, you never know, she may even move here! 

See below for a round up of all the celebs spotted in Dubai this past week.

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Nicki Minaj performing at The Venue tonight

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TOWIE Stars...

This week we had Mr Essex himself over to visit.

Always good to have you out here Joey but one thing to note – you aren’t in Essex any more so you don’t need to add the sun into the picture now, it’s right there in the sky where it should be (except during these freak storms that we've been having recently):


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Joey has been giving us a few lessons in how to speak Essex in Dubai. We aren't sure that there are direct translations for 'reem' and 'sick' in Arabic, however we consider it a seal of approval from Joey for his time in Dubai so thank you!


We think Dubai already has the X Factor, but it received a little bit more this week when Tulisa came to visit.

Touched down. Hello Dubai #MyDubai ❤️☀️

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She found some time to do a city tour via helicopter whilst out here…next time we recommend taking some pictures of the incredible view from up there! For now though, this will do:

#DubaiFromTheSky Thank you for such an amazing tour of the city! 🚁💋 🚁 #MyDubai

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Sometimes when you are negotiating the Sheikh Zayed road or waiting for a drink on Ladies Night, it can seem as though everything is a bit hectic and stressful in Dubai. Below, Tulisa shows us that you can get in touch with your tranquil side whilst out here pretty easily:

#peaceful #tranquility #mydubai ❤️

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Our singing talent in Dubai received another boost this week as Lebanese singer Elissa was also in the city to perform at a concert at the Dubai World Trade Center alongside UAE singer Hussain Al Jassmi.

#7afaletdubsi @salemalhendi #elissa

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just before leaving the hotel to the concert #elissa #dior #7aflatdubai

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If that wasn't enough for you then Nancy Ajram was also in town, elevating Dubai's vocal chord credentials to maximum level.


This week we were given the opportunity to see a visit to Dubai through the eyes of a boyband, as Irish whipper-snappers HomeTown were in our...home town (couldn't resist the pun).

Firstly, for anyone planning a visit to Dubai then Dayl has kindly provided a check list of what to bring with you (cereal optional):


Once you’ve done all that, get yourself on a flight and plug your headphones in (you don’t have to listen to HomeTown but they seem like nice boys so give them a shot):

Next, sort yourself out with some decent WiFi:


Once your WiFi is sorted get yourself to a pool with a killer view so that you can upload a photo to make all your friends jealous:

Then make sure you have your white shirt ready (we hear it is the best colour to deal with heat):

And what better venue to head to on St Patrick’s Day, or any other day when you’re thirsty come to think of it, than McGettigan’s:

Mc G

We aren’t sure what ‘deadly’ means (not quite as down with the kids as we once were) but we can only assume that the lads lived it up and had a belter in Dubai. You’re welcome back any time boys:

Final lesson - just make sure to get some sleep on the flight and re-adjust to your HomeTown timings (sorry!):



Tom Daley, Olympic bronze medal winner for Team GB in London 2012 for diving, was in town for the Dubai World Series.

We can’t think of anywhere better to bronze yourself and dive into water than out here, good call Tom!

We think we have a bit of a way to go on our diving routine to match these guys…not sure our cannon ball into the pool at Media One last year would cut it based on this video:


Michael Vaughan & Graeme Smith launch the OSN T20 fan zone

The T20 World Cup is upon us and where better for the cricket pundits to set up camp than the Emirates Golf Club, well done whoever came up with that idea!

Below is Graeme Smith launching the event – be sure to check it out (even if you just fancy a drink under the pretense of ‘enjoying the cricket’):

Below Michael Vaughan enjoys the match with some of the India fans (based on the result – good choice of seating position Michael!):

In amongst the Indian Fans in Dubai ... #indvspak .. The biggest rivalry in World sport ...

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We didn’t need anyone to confirm this for us as we already know that it rocks but thanks to Gabe Barham from US Rock Band Sleeping With Sirens, we can now officially claim that ‘Dubai doesn’t suck’.

Dubai, UAE.

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Looks like he and Lauren Arabella were quickly converted into fans of Dubai…with beaches like this how can you resist:

. Beach bums #SorryAlex #StoleYourHorse

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People come to Dubai for many reasons – for actress Elli Avram it was to hang out with some cheetahs. Word of warning Elli, holding your breath will not help if you are being chased by a cheetah, luckily these guys look more likely to cuddle you than chase you though:

We don’t usually party, but when we do it involves tequila…and Barasti. Actress Urvashi Rautela apparently doesn’t normally party, but when she does it is on a yacht…it’s almost the same! If you are looking to party on a yacht then we can’t think of many places better than Dubai so good choice Urvashi:

Hollywood Elite...

Salma Hayek and Matthew McConaughey were here presenting at the Global Teacher Prize Awards 2016 at The Atlantis hotel.

Indian actor Akshay Kumar managed to get his 'selfie of a lifetime' with the actress.

Selfie of a lifetime... Honouring all the Teachers around the World, #TeachersMatter in Dubai!

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And here's the whole gang using the old school photo capturing method:

At the Global Teacher Prize @iamcamilaalves @akshaykumar @sterlingmedia @parineetichopra @bachchan #teachersmatter

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Salma also showed that Oscars aren't essential to visit Dubai, we have plenty enough awards here to go round (but Leo if you want to visit and bring yours with you then our doors are open):

Also if you are a fan then Salma has a recommendation of where to go...

And finally...

The strangest celeb spot story of the week comes from Jebel Ali where ‘Mr Bollywood’ himself SRK was opening a steel pipe mill….yep we are confused as well:

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