Miss Universe in Dubai: Catriona Gray meets her UAE fans

The Filipina-Australian beauty queen is in the UAE for the first time

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Catriona Gray is in the UAE. The Miss Universe winner is in town from Thursday, September 19 to Saturday, September 21. And today, September 19, she met fans at a BurJuman Mall meet and greet.

Excited fans queued to meet 25-year-old Miss Universe model at the mall event.

Later this weekend, Gray will be attending a series of private events. On Friday, September 20 she is set to attend the Annual Galad Awards hosted by Xpedition Magazine which will raise funds for a charity organisation for children called Smile Train. She will also be honoured with the Woman of the Year award.

On Saturday, September 21, she is expected to be taking a tour of the emirate, stopping off at all Dubai's major tourist attractions.

Gray was crowned Miss Universe 2018 in December. She spent her childhood living in Australia, with her Scottish-Australian father, Ian Gray and a Filipina mother Normita Ragas Magnayon. With her family, Gray lived in Cairns, Australia until Catriona finished high school. However, she moved to the Philippines in her late teens.