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Famous People From Dubai

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List of famous people from Dubai, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Dubai, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Dubai you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Dubai, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People on this list include Mohammed Almatroushi and Khadija Mohammad.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Dubai?" or "Which celebrities were born in Dubai?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • Marwan Parham Al Awadhi (commonly known as DJ Bliss) is an Emirati disc jockey, emcee, TV presenter and radio personality working in Dubai. In addition to being actively involved in the nightclub and...  more
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic: محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم‎; Muḥammad bin Rāshid al Maktūm; born 15 July 1949) is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE),...  more
  • Dec. at 78 (1912-1990)
    Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum (Arabic: ٱلـشَّـيْـخ رَاشِـد بِـن سَـعِـيْـد آل مَـكْـتُـوْم‎, romanized: Ash-Shaykh Rāshid bin Sa`īd Āl Maktūm; 11 June 1912 – 7 October 1990) was the...  more
  • Amjad Javed (Urdu: امجد جاوید‎; born 5 July 1980) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is a former Emirati cricketer. He is an allrounder who bats with right-hand and bowls right-arm medium. He is one of...  more
  • Khadija Mohammad is an Emirati weightlifter. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the -75 kg event and finished in 12th place....  more
  • Anuya Y Bhagwat is an Indian film actress and model who has appeared in Tamil films. She is best known for her performances in Rajesh's romantic comedy Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009) and Shankar's...  more
  • Abdelaziz Husain Haikal Mubarak Al-Balooshi is an Emirati professional footballer. He plays for United Arab Emirates national football team. He has competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics....  more
  • Abdelaziz Sanqour is an Emirati professional footballer. He plays for United Arab Emirates national football team. He has competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics....  more
  • Carla Rahal (Bulgarian: Карла Рахал, Arabic: كارلا رحال‎) is a Bulgarian actress of Arab descent born in Dubai, UAE. Carla Rahal is mostly known for her roles in the "National Theater of Bulgaria"....  more
  • Mubarak Al Besher is an Emirati swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 100 metre breaststroke, finishing in 42nd place in the heats, failing to reach the semifinals....  more
  • Saeeda Imtiaz is a Pakistani American actress. Saeeda has worked in an upcoming film Kaptaan, a movie on the life of Pakistani politician, social worker and former cricketer Imran Khan....  more
  • Rashed Alfalasi is an Emirati soccer player....  more
  • Saeed Almaktoum is a sport shooter from United Arab Emirates....  more
  • Tareq Hassan (Arabic: طارق حسن‎) is a UAE footballer. He currently plays for Al-Arabi . Hassan is one of Al Wasl Club's Academy graduates. He has played in nearly all the different positions on the...  more
  • Nujoom al-Ghanem (born 24 October 1962) is an Emirati poet and film director. She has published six poetry collections and has directed multiple films. Al-Ghanem is active in her community and now...  more
  • Yousef Ahmad Mohammad Al-Rawashdeh, often known merely as Yousef Ahmad, is a Jordanian footballer who plays as a forward for AL-Jazeera and the Jordan national football team....  more
  • Elham Al Qasim (born July, 1982 in Dubai) is an Emirati woman, who embarked on a successful skiing expedition to the North Pole “unsupported and unassisted” (two terms used in polar expeditions,...  more
  • Bashar Mounzer Rahal (Bulgarian: Башар Мунзер Рахал, Arabic: بشار رحال‎) is a Bulgarian actor of Lebanese descent, known for his role in the TV show It Can't Be equivalent of Saturday Night Live....  more
  • HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, (born 4 February 1962) is an Emirati politician and member of the ruling family of Sharjah and the niece to His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad...  more
  • Dec. at 63 (1943-2006)
    Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (ca. 1941 – 4 January 2006) (Arabic: مكتوم بن راشد آل مكتوم‎; Maktūm bin Rāshid Āl Maktūm), also referred to as Sheikh Maktoum (honorific) was the Vice President and...  more
  • Mustafa Abbas is a screenwriter, film director, producer, editor and actor....