Anyone who would’ve taken a stroll down California's Hollywood Boulevard, will have seen the thousands of tributes paid to some of the greatest personalities to have graced the entertainment industry. From the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age like Audrey Hepburn and Marylin Monroe to modern day muses like Anne Hathaway and Nicole Kidman. And now, Dubai will be rolling out their own red carpet, introducing their very own walk of fame, The Dubai Star.
Set to be one of the greatest hits the city has seen, the series of stars will honour Dubai’s feat of being one of most multi-cultural cities in the world by paying homage to more than 10,000 local and international celebrities on-screen and off.
Emaar will be the developing brains behind the operation and will reveal the first 400 stars in Downtown Dubai, all of which have been voted for by the public in a global social media campaign. Names including Rami Malek, Fayrouz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Aamir Khan are all potential names to join The Dubai Star. Described as a “walkable tribute to stars and influencers from all over the world” fans can nominate their favourites here.
While a couple hundreds of names remain a mystery, here’s who we know will receive a Dubai Star:
Abdul Majeed Abdullah
Shah Rukh Khan
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
倪妮 Ni Ni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Harper's BAZAAR Arabia September 2018