Dubai seems to have a certain allure with a lot of the celebrity crowd, and over recent years we’ve seen some of the world’s most famous people grace our shores. While most of them seem to fall in love with the city, there’s some take it that one step further, adopting the national dress.

Whether it’s donning the traditional abaya, burqa or dishdasha, these celebrities have full-heartedly taken on the UAE culture, but who wore it best?

Manny Pacquiao

The Pacman rocked up last year on his first trip to Dubai to see his Filipino basketball team the Mahindra Enforcers compete in the Philippine Cup. It seems Pacquiao got into the UAE culture, and nabbed himself a kandura for a lunch at the Hyatt Regency.

 

Manny Pacquiao Dubai

Picture: Instagram/@mannypacquiao

Snoop Dogg

The Doggfather himself rocked up to his Yas Island concert in 2011 fully dish-dashed. Reckon he pulled it off? You decide.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese football player and heartthrob Cristiano Ronaldo got into the UAE spirit during his festive trip in December 2014.

Christiano Ronaldo Dubai

Photo: Twitter/@cristiano

Jackie Chan

The Chan-man himself decided to wear a dishdasha when filming for his upcoming film Kung Fu Yoga. 

Jackie Chan Dubai

Photo: Twitter/@eyeofjackiechan

Floyd Mayweather

Mister Money Mayweather blew through Dhs3.6 million during his most recent shopping trip to Dubai. However, it seems the boxing superstar still made space in his trolley to buy himself a kandura… and potentially a camel.

Floyd Mayweather Dubai

Photo: Instagram/@floydmayweather

Tulisa Contostavlos

The former NDubz star and UK X-Factor judge came down to Dubai for a business trip to meet with a string of music executives as she plans her industry comeback.

Tulisa Contostavlos

 

Photo: Instagram/@tulisasinstagram

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid were spotted in hijabs on a trip to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Kendall Jenner Gigi Hadid Dubai

Photo: Instagram/@gigihadid

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian is known for being pretty outspoken, and received a fair bit of backlash for posting a photo of her in a niqab with the caption ‘Habibi Love’.

Khloe Kardashian

Photo: Instagram/@khloekardashian

Jermaine Dupri

‘When in AE’ read the caption to rapper Dupri’s post in which he could be seen getting fitted up for a kandura.

Jermaine Dupri Dubai

Photo: Instagram/@jermainedupri

Scott Disick

Ex-squeeze of Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick can be seen here sporting a (rather oversized) kandura as he poses between a Rolls and a Bugatti.

Scott Disick Dubai

Photo: Instagram/@letthelordbewithyou

Tyrese Gibson

Actor and musician Tyrese Gibson was seen rocking a custom Voltron Besht kandura, with his Instagram caption stating: “Not only do I love the people of the UAE, I love the feeling I get when I come here…”

Tyrese Gibson Dubai

Photo: Instagram/@tyrese

 

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Who wore national dress the best?
Who wore national dress the best?

Manny Pacquiao
Snoop Dogg
Cristiano Ronaldo
Jackie Chan
Floyd Mayweather
Tulisa Contostavlos
Kendall Jenner
Gigi Hadid
Khloe Kardashian
Jermaine Dupri
Scott Disick
Tyrese Gibson

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