50 stars who have visited the UAE – in pictures

From Will Smith and Anil Kapoor to Nancy Ajram and Cristiano Ronaldo, celebrities have long flocked to the emirates

Whether they're ziplining down Jabal Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, meeting with royalty or hanging out at some of the best restaurants the UAE has to offer, celebrities have been enjoying the amazing weather and famous hospitality of the Emirates for years.

Jetting into the UAE from around the Middle East, Hollywood, Bollywood and beyond, whether filming hit movies, performing on stage or just hanging out, some of the world's most famous faces have found their home from home on our sunny shores.

As the UAE celebrates it's 49th National Day, we take a look back at the big name celebrities from the worlds of film, sport, music and more, who have visited the emirates.

Scroll through the gallery for 50 A-list stars who have visited the UAE.