37 celebrities spotted in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this week: footballers, actors and more
Plenty of famous faces welcomed 2020 from the UAE: Hardik Pandya got engaged on a boat and Italy's biggest fashion star hung out at Burj Khalifa
1 & 2. Krunal and Hardik Pandya
The Indian cricketer brothers were in Dubai to celebrate New Year's Eve at Atlantis, The Palm, and Hardik got engaged while on a boat cruising along the Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah coastline.
3 & 4. Chiara Ferragni and Fedez
The Italian fashion designer shared snaps from her Dubai family holiday with her 18 million Instagram followers. Her husband, Fedez, is a rapper who has been certified as 3 x Platinum in Italy.
5. Moneybagg Yo
The rapper spent large at The Dubai Mall, and then shared behind-the-scenes footage filming a music video in what looked like Dubai.
6. Terence Telle
The French model and Dancing With the Stars dancer shared this amazing photo from the Dubai Frame, with the caption: "Jump into 2020 like..."
7. Philippe Coutinho
The Bayern Munich player from Brazil was on the Palm Jumeirah to ring in the new year, and also shared Insta stories from Burj Khalifa.
8. Sidharth Malhotra
The Indian megastar spent time by the beach in Dubai while on holiday.
The Brazilian athlete is often regarded as one of the greatest volleyball players of all time: he also welcomed 2020 on the Palm Jumeirah.
10. Valentino Lazaro
The Austrian footballer visited the Belhasa animal farm while in the UAE this week.
11. Pape Souare
The Senegalese footballer said he was in Dubai on a "well-deserved holiday after a very hard last couple of years" – the athlete suffered injuries in a car crash in late 2016.
12 & 13. Alberto Aquilani and Michela Quattrociocche
The former Italian footballer and his wife, who is a movie star in Italy, have been staying at Jumeirah Al Naseem while on holiday here.
14. Olivia Peralta
The Mexican TV star spent the first evening of 2020 with her family admiring the Burj Khalifa.
15. Said Palao Castro
The Peruvian fitness athlete hung out at Five Palm Jumeirah this week.
16. Jorge Valdivia
The former Chilean footballer rung in the New Year with his family in the UAE.
17. Razvan Marin
The Romanian footballer, who is the son of Petre Marin, took a break from playing for Dutch club Ajax to holiday in Dubai. He dined at Ossiano at Atlantis, The Palm and Opa in the Fairmont (below).
18. Ferne McCann
The British reality TV star visited the giraffes at Abu Dhabi's Emirates Park Zoo while on holiday in the UAE this week.
19. Pajtim Kasami
The Swiss footballer called Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque "beauty" while in Abu Dhabi this week.
20. Matt Evers
The former figure skater and American TV star (from Dancing on Ice) was in town this week as well.
21. Roberto Garcia
The Money Heist actor visited a Brazilian steakhouse in DIFC while in the UAE this week.
22. Armando Sadiku
The Albanian footballer visited the Dubai Fountains and the desert.
23. Robert Doornbos
The Dutch racing driver and his wife, stylist Chantel Bles, celebrated the start of 2020 by the Burj Al Arab.
24. Nikki Tamboli
The Tamil cinema actress went for a cruise around Dubai Marina.
25. Elena Vesnina
The Russian tennis star hung out at Jumeirah Al Naseem (which is quite the celebrity hot spot these days).
26. Carl Cunard
British star Ferne McCann was joined by her friend Carl Cunard, who is a bit of a YouTube star himself.
27. Indira Elemes
The singer is an absolute megastar in Kazakhstan, and is on holiday in Abu Dhabi at the moment.
28. Renata Alves
The Brazilian TV host visited the Love Lake in Dubai's Al Qudra area while here this week, and spent New Year's Eve in Abu Dhabi, swam by the Burj, went on an abra along the Creek and visited the desert.
29. Jiloan Hamad
The footballer, who plays for Iraq's national team and HNK Gorica, went quad biking in the desert and swimming at JBR while in town.
30. Richa Panai
The Traffic actress, who has starred in Malayalam, Telugu and Bollywood films, visited Dubai's Global Village.
31 & 32. Beatrice Valli and Marco Fantini
This couple is famous in Italy for appearing on the show Uomini e Donne and they celebrated New Year's Eve here in Dubai at Atlantis, The Palm.
33. Georg Teigl
The German Bundesliga player visited Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island this week.
34. Zakaria Bakkali
The Belgian footballer rung in the new year at Five Palm Jumeirah and then went out on a dune buggy.
35. Charu Asopa
The Indian TV actress, who is married to Rajeev Sen, shared photos of herself on the Palm Jumeirah.
36. DJ Fresh
The legendary South African radio personality hung out in Dubai this week.
37. Paula Aziz
The Brazilian designer and major jet setter showed off one of her dresses while in Abu Dhabi this week.
Updated: January 2, 2020 02:01 PM