The Dubai Stars project has been on our radar for quite some time now, but it was only earlier this week that the attraction’s official opening took place.
Paying tribute to eminent personalities who have positively influenced the world through their work, the new site (located in Downtown Dubai) showcases 400 stars awarded to change-makers within the film, music, art, literature, sports, social media and fashion industries.
Prominent names including Elie Saab, Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio, Abdel Halim Hafez, Oprah and Hazza Al Mansouri (the first Emirati astronaut to go to space) are amongst Dubai’s walkable tribute of influencers from all over the world — somewhat similar to Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
At the opening celebrations earlier this week, even more celebrities including Emirati singer Balqees Fathi, Egyptian actress and actor Mona Zaki and Ahmad Helmi, Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor and Pakistani singer Atif Aslam, received their official Dubai Star.
In true Dubai fashion, the Burj Khalifa lit up to make the announcement of the opening. “It’s dazzling, it’s glamorous and it’s finally here! Introducing @thedubaistars by @emaardubai; set in the heart of @downtowndubai”, was posted on the official Instagram page.
The Dubai Stars confirmed that once the project is completed, 10,000 stars will be hosted — marking four times more than Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.