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Discover where celebrities stay in Dubai

  • Travel 101
  • By Lottie Nicholls
  • Published 07 July 2022
  • Revised 06 March 2023

Holding the title as one of the most luxurious world capitals, it’s no surprise that Dubai is a celebrity hot spot all year round.

Its luxury lifestyle of extravagant eateries, round the clock concierge, and cosmopolitan shopping experiences - not to mention the intricate architecture, postcard-perfect beaches, and lively line-up of beach clubs and events – has catapulted this UAE jewel as one of the world's most-visited destinations of luxury.

It's no surprise that, whether travelling for work or leisure, Dubai plays host to many a star-studded name.

Models, actresses, sports stars, and singers alike all grace the UAE’s glamorous capital city, so if you want to live like the rich and famous in Dubai, discover our top celebrity haunts and get ready to walk in the footsteps of your favourite A-lister faces. 

Atlantis, The Palm

Previously spotted A-list residents: The Kardashians, Paris Hitlon, Naomi Campbell, Lily Allen, Robert DeNiro, Antonio Benderas, Rita Ora, Steve Aoki, Jourdan Dunn, Tamara Ecclestone and beyond.

With its extraordinary array of epochal suites (including a Presidential Suite and Underwater Suite) Atlantis, The Palm is bejeweled with phenomenal facilities - and famous faces.

The unique suites of this ocean-themed hotel come complete with delectable dining facilities and stunning décor, which attract the rich and famous.

Magnificent ocean views and private stretches of sand boast a sense of tranquility, whilst 24-hour concierge service give the resort an exclusive and opulent feel. Dine in Nobu restaurant, just one of the hotel’s 33 gourmet restaurants and bars – and a popular haunt of Robert De Niro’s. 

With sensational attractions such as swimming pools and four different theme parks, along with a kids' entertainment area and dolphin experiences, the combination of luxury and excitement which Atlantis boasts makes the hotel perfect for individuals, couples, and families alike.

Be sure to check out the hotel’s fully equipped spa for some R&R, or enjoy the thrills of Dolphin Bay, just like Lindsay Lohan, who was spotted hanging out there in 2019.

Many high profiles have graced this hotel, including A-Listers Naomi Campbell, Paris Hilton, Lily Allen. Another famous face was Michael Jordan, who was seen staying there for the hotel’s launch party. 

If you keep up with the Kardashians (pun intended), you’ll know that Atlantis has become a frequent haunt for most of this famous family, after filming an episode of the show there.

The family were said to have stayed in the awe-inspiring Royal Bridge Suite and Underwater Suite - with floor to ceiling windows that look out onto the hotel’s private aquarium.

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The Presidential Suite at Atlantis, The Palm

Burj Al Arab

Previously spotted A-list residents: Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Gigi & Bella Hadid, Justin Bieber, Anthony Joshua, Claudia Schiffer, Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai

The iconic Burj Al Arab is not short of extravagant features, adorned with a Swarovski crystal ceiling, celebrity chefs, 17 different luxury types of pillows to choose from, and, you guessed it, a whole host of famous guests.

This sail-shaped skyscraper is built on a private island off the coast of Dubai and stands at a soaring height of 321 metres. 

Crowned as the world’s only seven-star hotel, it plays host to some of the most luxurious suites and experiences that the hotel industry has to offer.

From private beaches and pools to the chauffeur-driven Roll Royce, Burj Al Arab offers its guests a little slice of paradise from the moment they step foot through the palatial doors.

The luxury services on offer at this stunning resort have enticed a myriad of celebrities since its opening in 1999, so it’s unsurprising that many celebrity tastemakers continue to frequent the Burj Al Arab whilst holidaying in the UAE.

Pop star Justin Bieber opted to stay in this iconic hotel back in May 2017 whilst he was performing in the city. Posting a video to his Instagram, the heart throb showed himself dancing on LAVISH leopard print stairs in the hotel’s Royal Suite.

Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez have also been known to stay at this opulent hotel, along with supermodel sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid, who spent New Year’s celebrating in the fineries of the place.

Tennis stars, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer have all stayed at Burj Al Arab separately, with the hotel’s cloud-scraping helipad being used for Federer’s training ground.

Bollywood stars, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, are also frequent residents of the hotel on their many holidays to Dubai. The power couple have been very vocal about their admiration for this luxurious hotel. 

Discover our list of the best hotel suites in Dubai.

Burj Al Arab

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Madinat Jumeirah Resort

Previously spotted A-list residents: Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Amitabh Bachcha

Located on its own private beach, the palatial Madinat Jumeirah Resort offers a true sense of luxury and exclusivity like no other. With an atmosphere only enriched by the resort’s multitude of celebrity frequents, it has a variety of first-class health and leisure facilities complemented by top-quality service. 

Hollywood elite Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, George Clooney, and Tom Cruise have all been known to call the luxurious hotel home whilst enjoying their stay in the UAE, along with ‘King of Bollywood’ Shahrukh Khan and Indian superstar, Amitabh Bachchan.

Famed for being a celebrity hot spot, you’ll want to keep a tally of who you may be likely to rub shoulders with at Burj Al Arab. 

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Other notable mentions include: Five Palm Jumeirah Beach Hotel, whose celebrity clientele include Charlotte Crosby, Dawn Ward and Cristiano Ronaldo, plus One&Only Royal Mirage, a frequent haunt of popular British celebs Samantha Faires, Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright, as well as YouTubers Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes.

Madinat Jumeirah Resort

Discover where celebrities stay in Dubai FAQS

Do any celebrities live in Dubai?

Footballers Dwight Yorke, Nicolas Anelka and Michael Salgado have all spoken about living in Dubai, along with beauty entrepreneur, Huda Katten and actress Linsday Lohan.

What celebrities have homes in Dubai?

A-list couple David and Victoria Beckham own a property in Palm Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa. Giorgio Armani owns one of the hottest spots in town, and Bollywood royalty, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, also own a luxury house in Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Sanctuary Falls. 

What celebrities have stayed in the Burj Al Arab?

Most of the Kardashian family, including sisters Kim, Khloe and Kendall Jenner; Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have famously stayed here, along with a plethora of other celebs. For more chic ideas, discover the most fashionable hotels in Dubai

With its luxury lifestyle, opulent resorts, and range of cosmopolitan activities to enjoy, Dubai is without doubt the place to find global artists all year around. So, if you're looking to spend a day in the life of your favourite famous faces, it doesn’t get much better than Dubai.

Browse our full list of Dubai holidays or call us on 0203 816 0985 to tailor your stay.

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