The most famous faces caught in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in February
Time Out Dubai staff
Wayne Rooney enjoyed a night out at Supperclub Dubai, joining performers Rita Ora, Naughty Boy and Marvin and Rochelle Humes at RedfFest DXB afterparty.
US rapper Flo Rida was spotted dining with friends at Habtoor Grand Hotel and Resort hotspot Villa Romana.
Hollywood superstar Will Smith dropped back into Dubai, spotted at the launch party for new Vida Downtown restaurant Toko, and at the opening of The Beach at JBR shopping complex.
Virgin big boss Sir Richard Branson was spotted getting out of a taxi at Madinat Jumeirah before hanging out with Will Smith at Buddha Bar in Dubai Marina.
Guitar legend Santana was spotted flicking through a copy of Time Out at the Al Bustan Rotana, before rocking the closing night of the Dubai Jazz Festival.....
.... meanwhile The Wanted, Jamie Cullum, Olly Murs and drum legend Al Foster also performed at the Festival City event.
Retired UK football royalty Peter Crouch and Lee Sharpe slummed it with Marina locals at laidback retro nightspot Societe.
Sarah Brightman took to the stage at Dubai World Trade Centre in a flurry of psychedelic lights. Looking like something out of a fairytale, the soprano arrived with spine-tingling sequence ‘Angel’ before she broke into ‘One Day Like This’.
A huge wealth of talent was in town for RedFest DXB, including The Lumineers, Tinie Tempah, Conor Maynard, John Newman and Jessie J.
Forget their combined age, the greatest rock n’ roll band ever enjoyed several days in Abu Dhabi ahead of their Middle Eastern debut at Yas Island. Mick Jagger told the crowd The Rolling Stones’ itinerary included Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital and Ferrari World.
British reality TV personality and former model Calum Best was seen hanging out with TOWIE star Wayne Lineker at McGettigan’s Dubai World Trade Centre, then later at Mahiki Dubai.
British boxer and Dubai resident David Haye was seen mingling with the style set at the launch of GQ Bar in JW Marriot Hotel.
Apple’s CEO and American businessman Tim Cook stopped by the Jacky’s Electronics store in The Dubai Mall (to check the competition?).
Tennis champ Roger Federer enjoyed some down time at the Burj Al Arab, before claiming his sixth title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Electronic music pioneer Paul Van Dyk spun at SkyDive Dubai’s new Zero Gravity nightspot.
Irish rockers The Coronas returned to Almas Tower for the third year running, earlier performing a surprise gig at Time Out’s Nightlife Awards.
Auto-tune friendly rapper T-Pain was on the mic at Supperclub Dubai.
EDM superstar Steve Aoki was on the decks at People by Crystal – there was blow-up furniture, but we spotted none of the trademark cake
Disgraced footie pundit Ron Atkinson spoke at a Sportsman Dinner at Jebel Ali Golf Club.
Former Culture Club singer Boy George was on the decks at our very own Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards 2014 after-party at Cavalli Club. Were you there?