Paris Hilton to return to Dubai

Heiress is heading back to Dubai to celebrate the second anniversary of a Japanese restaurant opening.

US socialite Paris Hilton smiles during a press conference in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on June 17, 2009. Hilton is taking her reality TV show and a hunt for a new best friend to the distant shores of Dubai, and will have to tone down some of the progam's racier aspects. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB *** Local Caption ***  208476-01-08.jpg
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DUBAI // The American socialite and hotel chain heiress Paris Hilton will visit the city Thursday night for a party celebrating the second anniversary of the Japanese restaurant Okku.

Hilton will first walk a red carpet into the five-star Monarch Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road before heading upstairs to take over hosting duties at midnight.

On Tuesday the star took to Twitter to tell her fans the news: "Planning a trip to Dubai very soon. So excited! Can't wait!"



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The restaurant released few details on her involvement in the event, although Hilton reportedly pulls in six figures to host events.

This is a repeat visit for the 30-year-old socialite, who spent several weeks in Dubai while filming a version of her reality TV show, Paris Hilton's My New BFF-Dubai. Although the show recently premiered on several MTV networks across the world, it has yet to air in the UAE due to ongoing litigation between its UAE-based producers and the US-based distributors. There are currently no plans to show the series on MTV Arabia, said an MTV spokesperson.