Celebs in the UAE

All the A-list action featuring Justin Timberlake and Will Smith
BySarah SwainThursday , 09 January 2014
Will Jazzes Up New Year
As if it wasn’t good enough that DJ Jazzy Jeff was lined up for a New Year’s gig at Barasti, fans were amazed when his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Will Smith joined him onstage for a surprise performance at the popular beach bar. The Hollywood actor was in town with wife Jada Pinkett Smith to ring in 2014 Dubai-style and he made sure to make time for his old friend and fans!
Will Jazzes Up New Year As if it wasn’t good enough that DJ Jazzy Jeff was lined up for a New Year’s gig at Barasti, fans were amazed when his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Will Smith joined him onstage for a surprise performance at the popular beach bar. The Hollywood actor was in town with wife Jada Pinkett Smith to ring in 2014 Dubai-style and he made sure to make time for his old friend and fans!
Brad Makes a Dubai Pitt Stop
Superstar Brad Pitt flew into Dubai just after the New Year. The actor, who had son Maddox, 12, in tow, was spotted at Dubai International Airport checking out the Duty Free en route from Melbourne to London to continue work on his film Fury. Fans posted pics of him on Twitter and Instagram, and we hear he was looking at the gold – we wonder if Angie’ll be getting some new earrings? Brad, 50, then took his seat on an Emirates flight for the next leg of the journey. He’d spent the festive season with his brood in Australia, where Angie is working on her new movie, Unbroken. Stay longer next time, Brad! You could take all the kids to Wild Wadi!
Brad Makes a Dubai Pitt Stop Superstar Brad Pitt flew into Dubai just after the New Year. The actor, who had son Maddox, 12, in tow, was spotted at Dubai International Airport checking out the Duty Free en route from Melbourne to London to continue work on his film Fury. Fans posted pics of him on Twitter and Instagram, and we hear he was looking at the gold – we wonder if Angie’ll be getting some new earrings? Brad, 50, then took his seat on an Emirates flight for the next leg of the journey. He’d spent the festive season with his brood in Australia, where Angie is working on her new movie, Unbroken. Stay longer next time, Brad! You could take all the kids to Wild Wadi!
Party Up
Rap superstar DMX made a fleeting appearance at Mo*Vida nightclub to help it celebrate its second anniversary. The X Gon’ Give It To Ya rapper performed all of his biggest hits to a capacity crowd, ensuring the club’s birthday was a memorable one.
Party Up Rap superstar DMX made a fleeting appearance at Mo*Vida nightclub to help it celebrate its second anniversary. The X Gon’ Give It To Ya rapper performed all of his biggest hits to a capacity crowd, ensuring the club’s birthday was a memorable one.
Strictly Relaxation For Nat 
British Coronation Street star Natalie Gumede spent some quality time at Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa in Abu Dhabi just after Christmas. The 29-year-old actress also made the finals of TV show Strictly Come Dancing. Natalie, who plays Kirsty Soames in the long-running soap, appeared to be holidaying alone. One guest said: “She looked great, chilling out and enjoying the sun, reading a book.”
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Strictly Relaxation For Nat British Coronation Street star Natalie Gumede spent some quality time at Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa in Abu Dhabi just after Christmas. The 29-year-old actress also made the finals of TV show Strictly Come Dancing. Natalie, who plays Kirsty Soames in the long-running soap, appeared to be holidaying alone. One guest said: “She looked great, chilling out and enjoying the sun, reading a book.”
Amir’s a Knockout
He spent ages trying to organise boxing matches in Dubai – and now Amir Khan has launched a mixed martial arts centre. The British Olympian was promoting the EMD Fitness gym, joining fellow boxer Chris Eubank, who was there with his sons.
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Amir’s a Knockout He spent ages trying to organise boxing matches in Dubai – and now Amir Khan has launched a mixed martial arts centre. The British Olympian was promoting the EMD Fitness gym, joining fellow boxer Chris Eubank, who was there with his sons.
Abbey Clancy’s Cha-Cha Change in Climate
With the British weather ensuring a wet and cold start to 2014, Abbey Clancy made sure to kick off her Strictly Come Dancing shoes (she won the UK show just before Christmas) as she took a well earned break in Dubai with her two-year-old daughter, Sophia Ruby. While hubby Peter Crouch is busy helping Stoke FC stay afloat in the Premier League, Abbey has been topping up her tan.
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Abbey Clancy’s Cha-Cha Change in Climate With the British weather ensuring a wet and cold start to 2014, Abbey Clancy made sure to kick off her Strictly Come Dancing shoes (she won the UK show just before Christmas) as she took a well earned break in Dubai with her two-year-old daughter, Sophia Ruby. While hubby Peter Crouch is busy helping Stoke FC stay afloat in the Premier League, Abbey has been topping up her tan.
Ronaldo Knows Best
Superstar footballer Cristiano Ronaldo dropped into the UAE as guest of honour at the Dubai International Sports Conference last month and confirmed what many of us already knew – he thinks he’s the greatest. When three young fans from Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre asked him to name his favourite current footballer, he replied: “Well, apart from me…” The slick star added: “I joke, of course.” Sure you do, Ronny, sure you do.
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Ronaldo Knows Best Superstar footballer Cristiano Ronaldo dropped into the UAE as guest of honour at the Dubai International Sports Conference last month and confirmed what many of us already knew – he thinks he’s the greatest. When three young fans from Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre asked him to name his favourite current footballer, he replied: “Well, apart from me…” The slick star added: “I joke, of course.” Sure you do, Ronny, sure you do.

JT UAE
After an internet teaser and lots of speculation, it’s been confirmed that Justin Timberlake is returning to the UAE! The SexyBack singer hasn’t performed here since 2007, but he’ll finally play at du Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, on 23 May this year. Tickets go on sale on 16 January at 12noon and Team Ahlan! are already in a frenzy about what to wear when we see our fave singer strut on stage. 

Will at Heart
Clearly it’s not just ladies who are in awe of Will Smith – it’s the animals too. The actor made sure he saw Dubai’s hottest spots while holidaying here over the New Year, but the highlight of his trip must have been coming face-to-face with a liger, a cross between a lion and a tiger! Big Will not only stared the cat down, he also fed the beast and kept it calm with his charm

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