31 celebrities who were spotted in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this January

From Steven Seagal to Sunny Leone and Dynamo, here are the singers, models, influencers and athletes all hanging out in the Emirates

A few of the celebrities to touch down in the UAE this month: Sunny Leone and Daniel Weber, magician Dynamo and influencer Diipa Buller-Khosla. Instagram
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It seems that 2020 is going to be as star-studded as 2019 in the UAE. Since January 1, the Emirates has been inundated with sportspeople, reality stars, influencers, models and actors. 

Scroll down to see who has been spotted in the UAE so far this month.

1. Roger Federer 

He's a Dubai regular, and this week tennis ace Roger Federer was spotted at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai. It seems he was dining at Cleo's Table Dubai, a Mediterranean eatery at the resort.

2. Sunny Leone

Bollywood star Sunny Leone was in Dubai for a break in early January. She made 'Dubai Diaries' for her Twitter fans, which included ice skating at The Dubai Mall and dinner with a Burj Khalifa view.

3 & 4. Achraf Hakimi and Hiba Abouk

Spanish-Moroccan footballer Achraf Hakimi and his TV star partner Hiba Abouk spent early January in Dubai. The pair rang in 2020 in the UAE and paid a visit to the Belhasa farm, where they met lions and tigers, among other animals.

5. Akshay Kumar

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has been spotted in Dubai filming scenes for his upcoming film Laxmmi Bomb. The actor, who is no stranger to the UAE, has been filming in the Dubai desert, as well as in Dubai Marina and at the Burj Khalifa. Dubai will feature as the backdrop for a song sequence in the upcoming comedy-horror, which is set for release in May.

6. Steven Seagal

The action hero was in the UAE at the end of November for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and he is back already (or maybe never left?) The movie star was spotted at Aya Dubai on Friday, January 10, where he posed with the chef, Chris.

7 & 8. Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne 

The Eastenders and I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! star Jacqueline Jossa and her The Only Way Is Essex husband Dan Osborne are in Dubai this week. The couple were spotted laughing as they made their way down JBR.

9. Daniel Sturridge

English footballer Daniel Sturridge was another visitor at the Belhasa farm. Saif Belhasa showed the footballer around his mini-zoo of impressive animals. He fed a giraffe, a bear and a cute pair of lemurs.

10. Jerome Boateng

Professional German footballer Jerome Boateng rang in the New Year in Dubai. He also trained with a Burj Al Arab view and met animals at the Belhasa farm.

11 & 12. Wayne and Frankie Bridge 

England footballer Wayne Bridge and ex-Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge were in Dubai for New Year's Eve, which they seemed to spend at a party with UAE-based friends.

They made the trip a family holiday with their children, Parker and Carter, and enjoyed beach days and meals out at Madinat Jumeirah.

13. Dynamo

The British magician was also in Dubai for New Year's Eve and shared a video from the beach at Jumeirah Al Naseem. In the video, he confirmed that he'll be back with a new magic TV show in 2020.

14. Ant Middleton 

Celebrity action man and presenter of TV series SAS: Who Dares Wins, Ant Middleton, was with the Bridges, Dynamo and his family at the beginning of January. It seems they got a private show with Dynamo as a NYE treat.

15 & 16. Chiara Ferragni and Fedez

Italian fashion blogger and entrepreneur Chiara Ferragni was in the UAE at the beginning of January. With her husband, Italian rapper Fedez, and their son, Leone (1), Ferragni had a Salt Bae experience, checked into the One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai, enjoyed a Nara Escape desert experience and visited the Dubai Aquarium and Burj Khalifa.

She also posted a photo of herself at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

17. Saweetie 

US rapper Saweetie performed at Toy Room this weekend, and posted photos of herself having the time of her life in a hotel room following her gig. Sticking around to see the sights, she also paid At.Mosphere, Burj Khalifa a visit in a dramatic green gown.

18. A$AP Ferg

Like Saweetie, A$AP Ferg was meant to be performing at Drai's Dubai and White Dubai, but his sets were moved to Toy Room. He told fans on Instagram: "In Dubai for a week holla [at] me." You heard the man.

19 & 20. Helen Flanagan and Scott Sinclair 

Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan was at the Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa with her footballer husband, Scott Sinclair, and their two daughters, Matilda and Delilah. The family enjoyed time by the hotel's pool and beach, and at The Dubai Mall.

21. Kae Kurd 

British-Kurdish stand-up comedian Kae Kurd was in Dubai for some January sun. He posted observations about the city, including: "Dubai is what happens when you play Sims City and have the money to do it In real life."

He later shared selfies sunbathing, a photo of himself at Miss Lily's, a Burj Khalifa shot and classic dune-bashing desert pictures.

When he was spotted in Dubai, he joked that he was "Mr Worldwide", Pitbull style.

22. Neha Kakkar 

Indian playback singer Neha Kakkar played at Dubai's Global Village on Friday, January 10. Courtesy Global Village 
Indian playback singer Neha Kakkar played at Dubai's Global Village on Friday, January 10. Courtesy Global Village 

Indian playback singer Neha Kakkar played at Dubai's Global Village on Friday, January 10. The Indian Idol judge and playback singer performed a set of Bollywood favourites, including Fikar, Wah Wah Wah, Odhani, and Hauli Hauli.

23. Sana Sultan Khan

Indian actress Sana Sultan Khan is in Dubai this week, and has been posing up a storm at the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai Marin,a and with fast cars and a Downtown Dubai skyline.

24 & 25. Rotimi and Vanessa Mdee

Nigerian-American actor and singer Rotimi and his Tanzanian singer wife, Vanessa Mdee, have been exploring the souq of Old Dubai and Al Seef as a twosome. They have also been up the Burj Khalifa to enjoy the city view. It appears they are here with Dubai Shopping Festival and Visit Dubai.

26. Farhana Bodi

Influencer Farhana Bodi enjoyed a "dinner date which turned into a fashion shoot" with Rabih Rowell, the co-founder and creative director of fashion brand Anomalous Monism. The pair dined at Shanghai Me in Dubai's DIFC.

27. Samara Karimova

Kyrgyz pop and opera singer Samara Karimova is in Dubai, staying the Atlantis, The Palm with her husband.

28. Diipa Buller-Khosla

Indian influencer Diipa Buller-Khosla is staying at the Park Hyatt Dubai in her "very own private lagoon". While in the UAE, she has explored Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood and Downtown Dubai.

29. Danielle Peazer

The British professional dancer, and ex of One Direction's Liam Payne, is in Abu Dhabi. She stayed at the Abu Dhabi Edition and explored the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the desert and beach.

30. Emily Shak

Scottish model and Instagrammer Emily Shak was spotted living her best life at the Five Jumeirah Village. Her photos were mainly in-room shoots, posing in clothes for paid-for posts, but she also seemed to venture to the Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai, where she posed with a well-lit (driveway) backdrop.

31. Mahmoud Al Turki

Mahmoud Al Turki performed at Dubai's Global Village on Friday, January 3. Courtesy Global Village 
Mahmoud Al Turki performed at Dubai's Global Village on Friday, January 3. Courtesy Global Village 

Popular Syrian singer Mahmoud Al Turki dazzled crowds with a gig at Global Village for its weekly concert series on Friday, January 3.