The latest in the list, from India's tinsel town to acquire property in the gulf island, is Bollywood's star couple Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who have purchased a house in Sanctuary Falls in Dubai.
The house is expected to be ready in the first quarter of 2010 and the price of the villas ranges from AED 15 million to AED 35 million.
"Dubai is special to us not just as a place where we enjoy great warmth and generosity in terms of love from the people, but it's become a remarkable place and one that is so close to home for us," Abhishek said.
Speaking on the film Sarkar Raj -- starring both Aishwarya and Abhishek, besides Amitabh Bachchan, which is scheduled to release next week, Aishwarya said the Bachchan family had a great experience working for it and were excited about sharing it with the audience. "I'm always excited, I've never been nervous before (the release of) a film. It's been a great experience and I'm looking forward to sharing it with the audiences", said the former Miss World.
However, the two were yet to watch the film, they said. Asked if they planned to move to the Emirates, Abhishek said relocating "in the real sense" was not on the cards, as the family lived and worked in Mumbai. However Aishwarya said they were looking forward to spend more time in the island. "It's so close to Mumbai, so we'll probably be spending a lot more weekends here," she was quoted as saying by Gulf News.