Celebrities spotted in Dubai this week: from Sonam Kapoor, Joe Wicks and Mona Zaki

The A-list names that have been out and about in the emirates

Celebrities in Dubai (from left): Sonam Kapoor; Bradley Dack and Olivia Jade Attwood; Mariah Carey. Antonie Robertson / The National, Instagram
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Another week, another flock of A-list names have touched down in Dubai. From British soap actress Michelle Keegan to Joe Wicks, The Body Coach and Bollywood star, Sonam Kapoor, celebrities have been out in force.

See who we have spotted in the UAE below:

Joe Wicks 

The Body Coach is here. He is in town for the Dubai Fitness Challenge, where he is endeavouring to break the record for the most people in a group HIIT class on Saturday, October 25.

Along with wife, Rosie Jones, and daughter Indie, he has checked into the Jumeirah Beach Hotel for 11 days, according to his Instagram, and on day one in the UAE, he had a busy morning of radio interviews.

Joe Wicks is in the UAE for the Dubai Fitness Challenge. Instagram / The Body Coach 

Mariah Carey

The We Belong Together singer was in Dubai for Expo 2020 Dubai's One Year to Go concert on Sunday, October 1 at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai.

epa07937421 US singer Mariah Carey performs during the '1 Year to Go to The World's Greatest Show' of Expo2020 Dubai as part of Expo 2020 Dubai Global Media Briefing at Burj Park the base of the world's tallest building of Burj Khalifa in Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October 2019. UAE autorrities organize a three days of Expo 2020 Dubai Global Media Briefing to show what will happen until the opeining next year. Dubai became the first Middle East city to host the global event which is supposed to open on 20 October 2020.  EPA/ALI HAIDER

Michelle Keegan 

The Our Girl actress shared a super relaxed photo of herself on the beach at Dubai's The One&Only Royal Mirage, wearing a Melissa Odabash beach cover-up.

Mark Wright 

Keegan was in the UAE with her The Only Way is Essex reality TV star and presenter husband, Mark Wright. He shared a few photos of himself, two in the hotel's swimming pool and one on the beach, with a Dubai Marina backdrop.

"Take me back to last week," he wrote.

Sonam Kapoor, Atif Aslam and Mona Zaki

To celebrate the launch of Dubai Stars in Downtown Dubai, international a host of international stars turned out, including Bollywood actress, Sonam Kapoor; Egyptian comedian, Ahmed Helmy; Pakistani singer, Atif Aslam and Egyptian actress, Mona Zaki.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. 20 OCTOBER 2019. Dubai Stars press conference at the Palace Hotel in Downtown Dubai. (Photo: Antonie Robertson/The National) Journalist: None. Section: National.

Mona Zaki and Atif Aslam: 

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. 20 OCTOBER 2019. Dubai Stars press conference at the Palace Hotel in Downtown Dubai. (Photo: Antonie Robertson/The National) Journalist: None. Section: National.


WWE's Elias is in town to promote the launch of the WWE 2k20 video game, which took place at the Burj Khalifa. He described the view from the building as "overwhelming".

DJ Charlesy 

BBC 1Xtra's DJ Charlesy married Thi Thi Charles in an intimate outdoor ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai.

"I married my best friend yesterday ... Charles Family is complete," he wrote on Instagram, sharing photos from their big day.

Maya Jama

DJ Charlesy's fellow BBC radio presenter Maya Jama is also in town, although she's not posted photos from the wedding, we'd hazard a guess she was there. Since touching down in the UAE, Jama has been spotted at Drai's Dubai and has been seen chilling at Cove Beach.

Tinea Taylor

British TV and radio presenter was in town for a holiday, checking into the Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. While she was in the city, she checked out the Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai and its Penthouse terrace bar, she also attended a DJ Charlesy's  wedding at the The Ritz-Carlton Dubai.

Massimo Bottura 

Foodies will know Osteria Francescana's Massimo Bottura from Netflix show, Chef's Table. He was in town to cook up a storm at his restaurant Torno Subito at W Dubai – The Palm.

Olivia Atwood and Bradley Dack 

Love Island contestant, Olivia Atwood, and Blackburn Rovers footballer, Bradley Dack, visited Dubai this week, and left engaged. It seems Dack went down on one knee in front of the Burj Al Arab, and the pair checked into the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Olivia Atwood and Bradley Dack got engaged with a Burj Al Arab backdrop. Instagram / Olivia Atwood 

Jake Quickenden

English singer and social media star Jake Quickenden said he was "having a ball in Dubai" on a trip with fake tan company, Fake Bake. He posted photos of himself at Atlantis, The Palm.

Josie Gibson 

British TV personality, Josie Gibson, was also in Dubai with Fake Bake. She shared photos of herself at Atlantis, The Palm, posing in front of the Lost Chambers aquarium.

"Someone said to me yesterday Dubai is like Disney Land for adults and they are totally right," the Big Brother winner wrote of her trip. So much to do you could never get bored."

Carla Perez and Xanddy

Brazilian singers and married couple Carla Perez and Xanddy are in town. The loved-up pair flew in with Emirates and have been seen at Bab Al Shams Dubai.

Still to come...

This weekend is set to be every bit as star studded as the last seven days! If you're in the mood for celebrity spotting, watch out for comedian Trevor Noah at Du Forum; YouTube star MatPat is coming to Middle East Games Con and Eminem is performing at Du Arena in Abu Dhabi. Over in Dubai, you could spot Nicky Jam and Roger Sanchez at Base, Dubai Design District, this weekend.


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