The 'Dubai Stars' walk of fame will salute over 10,000 international celebrities
18 March 2019| Last updated on 14 January 2020
Starting with 400 celebrities, it will eventually feature over 10,000 names...
Hollywood's Walk of Fame is arguably one of the most star-studded attractions in the United States, and it seems that Dubai will be getting its very own version soon.
Created in the 1950s, the original star-studded attraction is home to over 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars with the names of some of the world's most well-known stars. Today, in what is an exciting announcement, Dubai developer Emaar has confirmed that the emirate is set to get its own version.
Located on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai, the 'Dubai Stars' is set to launch in October 2019, with 400 of the proposed 10,000 stars being unveiled... That's four times bigger than the Hollywood original!
In their announcement, Emaar confirmed that the walk of fame will salute "stars and influencers from all over the world."
So, who will be featured in Dubai's own walk of fame? Well, the first 400 names will be decided by the general public, as Emaar plans to start the project with a global social campaign asking people from all over the world to nominate their favourite celebrities and influencers.
Pictured above: The original Hollywood Walk of Fame is a star-studded attraction, and plans for the 'Dubai Stars' will be a great addition to tourist attractions in Dubai
The first phase will be unveiled in October a "mega event to be attended by the 400 featured celebrities who will launch their respective star", and its addition aims to further cement Downtown Dubai as the main tourist destination in Dubai.
Already home to Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera and The Dubai Fountain - Dubai Stars will surely enhance any visitor's experience to the community, which already attracts 98% of tourists to the city.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director of Emaar Properties said, “Emaar takes pride in ensuring the best lifestyle experience for both residents and visitors to Dubai. With Dubai Stars we are further highlighting our commitment to making Dubai the best city in the world, and to promote arts, culture and sports by saluting the stars, whose contributions continue to inspire the world.”
Upon completion, the new tourist attraction will pay tribute to eminent personalities who have positively influenced the world through their work in various fields; including music, film, art, architecture, sports, literature as well as social influencers.
For more information about the Dubai Stars by Emaar on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai, visit @The.Dubai.Stars