From singers and actors, to footballers and fashion designers

Back in March, Dubai announced that they will be bringing one of Hollywood’s biggest tourist attraction home. Los Angeles is known for it’s iconic Walk of Fame and now we are getting our own star-studded pavement.

Dubbed ‘Dubai Stars’, the brand new attraction developed by Emaar will be unveiled in Downtown Dubai in October 2019. The concept will see 10,000 stars light up Downtown Dubai, and it is said to be four times the size of its famous counterpart in La La Land. Around 400 of the stars will be revealed on opening day, and the celebrities will be voted for by the public in a global social media campaign.

While most names are still a mystery, here is who we know will receive a Dubai Star:

Huda Kattan

 

 

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Dubai based Huda Kattan is the latest name announced to receive a Dubai Star. This comes as no surprise, as the entrepreneur built her beauty empire in the UAE. Huda Beauty is one of the biggest names in the cosmetics industry, and has had its influence on an international level. The Iraqi-American mogul was chosen as one of The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet by Time in 2017, and was listed among The Richest Self-Made Women by Forbes.

Chris Hemsworth

 

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The Australian actor is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing the role of Thor, the God of Thunder. He also stared in the remake of 90s classic, Men in Black.

Shilpa Shetty

 

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Shilpa Shetty is an Indian actress, producer, businesswoman, primarily known for her work in Hindi films

Ranbir Kapoor

 

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The actor and producer is one of India’s biggest stars.

Gulzar

 

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The Indian director, lyricist and poet won a Grammy and an Academy Award for his musical work on Slumdog Millionaire.

Riyad Mahrez

 

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The Algerian footballer is the captain of his national team, with whom he won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He is also the winger of English club Manchester City.

Sania Mirza

 

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The retired Indian tennis player is a former world No. 1 in the doubles discipline, and has won six Grand Slam titles in her career.

Hussain AlJassmi

 

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Last December, the Emirati singer became the first Arab artist to take part in the annual Christmas concert at the Vatican.

Armin van Buuren

 

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DJ, record producer and radio host on A State of Trance. 

Priyanka Chopra

 

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The Bollywood beauty broke into Hollywood as an FBI agent in Quantico. Since then, she has always been in the news, especially after getting married to Nick Jonas in December. She is set to star in Netflix’s upcoming superhero movie.

Amr Diab

 

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A legend in the Egyptian music industry, Amr Diab is considered one of the biggest musicians in the Arab World.

Usain Bolt

 

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The Olympic gold medalist may have retired, but he is considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time.

Amitabh Bachchan

 

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One of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Amitabh Bachchan has starred in over 190 and film over his incredible career.

Chris Evans

 

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The actor is mostly known for his portrayal of Marvel’s Captain America and for being in the Fantastic Four movies.

Nile Rodgers

 

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With two Grammy awards to his name, Nile Rodgers is one of the most recognised record producers in the music industry. He has worked with iconic artists like Diana Ross, David Bowie and Mick Jagger.

Serena Williams

 

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The American tennis player is considered one of the best in her field. Serena has held the top spot at the Women’s Tennis Association for 319 weeks during her career, and has won 39 majors titles including 23 Grand Slams.

Sergio Ramos

 

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Ramos is both the captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish National team. He is considered one of the best footballers, and has been named La Liga’s Best Defender a record five times.

Mohamed Salah

 

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The Liverpool and Egypt star has been making history for his nation and region. Last season, he won the Champions League trophy with his club becoming the first Egyptian to win the European Cup. He also won the Premier League’s Golden Boot two years in a row.

Idris Elba

 

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The British actor and DJ is known for his roles in The Wire and Luther. Moreover, there are constant rumours that he will be the next actor to take up the iconic 007 role. Talk aside, it has been confirmed that Idris will be playing Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Will Smith

 

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He is one of the most recognised stars on the planet and has on several occasions expressed his love for the UAE. So, it comes as no surprise that Will Smith is one of the 400 celebrities expected to receive a  Dubai Star.

Zhang Ziyi

 

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The Chinese actress and model stared in critically acclaimed Memoirs of a Geisha, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe and Bafta. Now, the actress will be receiving a Dubai Star.

Chris Martin

 

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The lead vocalist of award-winning band, Coldplay will be getting a star in Dubai’s Walk of Fame.

Abdel Halim Hafez

 

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A singer, actor and movie producer, Abdel Halim Hafez is considered to be one of the greatest Egyptian musicians of all time. In his 25-year career, he was known for his patriotic songs, and was described as “The voice of the people”. His most popular songs include Ahwak and Gana El Hawa. 

Robert Downey, Jr

 

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Robert Downey Jr. is one of Hollywood’s biggest names. Best known for his iconic role as Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the actor is one of the latest names to be announced for the Dubai Walk of Fame.

Rami Malek

 

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Rami Malek made history this year, after becoming the first actor from Arab origin to win the Best Actor award at the Oscars. Now, the villain in the upcoming James Bond movie, will be getting a star in Dubai’s version of the Walk of Fame.

Leonardo DiCaprio

 

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Known for movies like Titanic, Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Revenant, for which he won Best Actor at the Academy Awards, Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the world’s most famous actors. So, it comes as no surprise that he will be among those honoured with a Dubai Star.

Elie Saab

 

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Lebanese fashion designer, Elie Saab, was the first person announced to receive a Dubai Star. The designer is one of the biggest names in the fashion industry, and rose to prominent fame in 2002 when he dressed Halle Berry for the Oscars, where she made history as the she became the first black women to win the Best Actress award. Ever since then, he dressed some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names including Beyoncé, Madonna and Priyanka Chopra to name a few.

Nancy Ajram

 

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The Lebanese singer is one of the region’s biggest artists, releasing countless chart-toppers in a career which spanned over 20 years. The Badna Nwalee El Jaw hitmaker has performed several sold-out concerts in Dubai, so it is no surprise that she is one of the many celebrities set to be honoured by a Dubai Star.

Fayrouz

 

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An icon in the Arab World, Lebanese classic singer Fayrouz will also be receiving a Dubai Star. With over 150 million records sold worldwide, there is no denying that the Kifak Inta hitmaker is a star.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

 

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The WWE wrestler turned one of Hollywood’s most successful stars will also be getting a star in Dubai. From the Fast and Furious franchise to Jumanji, Dwayne has managed to release one blockbuster after the other, bringing us some of the best action and comedy films.

Lionel Messi

 

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The Barcelona striker is one of the world’s best and most recognised football players. The five-time Ballon D’Or winner has won several awards throughout his career, and he will now be able to add the Dubai Star to his list of honours.

BTS

 

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South Korea is currently taking over the world with their music and beauty products, so it is no surprise that K-pop bands will be honoured at the launch. The seven member band has been performing since 2013, and have broken several records ever since. This includes becoming the first Korean artists to top the Billboard 200 with their Love Yourself: Tear album.

Zachary Levi

 

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The 38-year-old actor was best known for his role as Chuck in a series of the same name. However, this year he sky-rocketed to the top with his role as Captain Marvel in the 2019 superhero comedy, Shazam!

 Jackie Chan

 

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Hong Kongese martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer, Jackie Chan is one of the most recognised names in the entertainment industry. Appearing in over 150 films, the 65-year-old returned to Dubai recently to shoot scenes for his upcoming movie, Vanguard.

Gibran Kahlil Gibran

 

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The Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist is known internationally for his work and his contributions to literature in both Arabic and English.

Shah Rukh Khan

 

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One of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Shah Rukh Khan was the second Dubai Star recipient to be announced. The Indian legend has appeared in more than 80 movies and has received numerous accolades throughout his career.

Abdul Majeed Abdullah

 

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One of the most successful Saudi Arabian singers, Abdul Majeed Abdullah will also be honoured with a Dubai Star. The artist’s music has been previously played as part of the Dubai Fountain show.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

 

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The Indian cricketer commonly known as MS Dhoni will also be receiving a star in Dubai’s take on the Walk of Fame.

Ranveer Singh

 

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The Bollywood actor and style icon is also set to receive a Dubai Star.

Exo

 

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Another K-pop band set to receive a Dubai Star is Exo. The nine-member Korean-Chinese band performed at The Dubai Fountain in 2018.

Ni Ni

 

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Known as China’s sweetheart, Ni Ni will soon have her name in Dubai’s walk of fame. The actress is best known for her role as Yu Mo in the 2011 film The Flowers of War. 

Aamir Khan

 

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The Bollywood actor and producer is best known for his roles in films including Dangal, 3 Idiots and Raja Hindustani.

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