11 Awesome Things That Happened In Dubai Last Week!

11 Awesome Things That Happened In Dubai Last Week!

Malini Agarwal
MissMalini at Filmfare 5th Anniversary
MissMalini at Filmfare 5th Anniversary

If you’re following me on Social Media, chances are you know I’ve been on quite a few flights recently! In fact, I just got back from Dubai where I went to attend the Filmfare (Middle East) 5th Anniversary Celebrations – with Shah Rukh Khan. (Yes, I’m just going to pretend I went with him… AS HIS DATE!) And the week that followed was filled with parties, hanging with old pals (and party soulmates!) plus discovering all kinds of cool things about DXB that will surely keep me (and hopefully you) coming back for more…! So here you go, the 11 awesome things that happened to ME in Dubai in just one week :)

1. Kalki Koechlin Finally Told Us How To Say Her Name…

From the epiglottis. :o)

2. I Got Styled Like a Badass Princess & LIVE Periscoped SRK At The Filmfare Middle East 5th Anniversary!

MissMalini in Mar Mar Halim
MissMalini in Mar Mar Halim

Fashionista Arshionista styled me to perfection in this gorgeous dress by Marmar Halim from Studio 8 Fashion with accessories by Farah jewels & Ajo, clutch by Arts & Gems and makeup courtesy Looks Salon Dubai.

Filmfare, Dubai 2015

Filmfare, Dubai 2015

Nowshad & MissMalini

Nowshad & MissMalini

Arshiya & Rij Eappen

Arshiya & Rij Eappen

Filmfare Dubai 2015

Filmfare Dubai 2015

Filmfare Dubai 2015

Filmfare Dubai 2015

Filmfare Dubai 2015

Filmfare Dubai 2015

Arshiya at Looks Salon

Arshiya at Looks Salon

MissMalini at Looks Salon

MissMalini at Looks Salon

Arshiya & MissMalini at Looks Salon

Arshiya & MissMalini at Looks Salon

Filmfare Dubai 2015

Filmfare Dubai 2015

The event was graced by all the Dilwale – Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan & Kriti Sanon and as Mahak Jain told you, it was ALL kinds of awesome. (As you would know if you caught my LIVE periscope of the party. If not no fear, the repeat viewing is here!)

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LIVE Periscope from Filmfare’s 5th Anniversay in Dubai!Check out what happened when Kajol & SRK hit the stage for Filmfare’s 5th Anniversary in #Dubai!
Posted by MissMalini on Friday, December 18, 2015

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Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol are the cutest at the Filmfare 5th Anniversary Celebrations in Dubai! #filmfareME5
Posted by MissMalini on Saturday, December 19, 2015

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Oh and they ALL happened to show up at Club Cavalli afterwards to dance the night away (like it ain’t no thang!). Of course no party is EVER complete without THIS boss move…

Club Cavalli

Club Cavalli

Club Cavalli

Club Cavalli

Club Cavalli

Club Cavalli

Club Cavalli

Club Cavalli

Club Cavalli

Club Cavalli

Club Cavalli

Club Cavalli

3. I Got To Bliss Out At My Favourite Hotel (Again!)

Last time I was in Dubai Mayyur Girotra invited me to stay at The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel and I LOVED it. Not only are the rooms totally bliss-inducing their service staff is exceptional (as are their club sandwiches!) And somehow I got Room 4109 AGAIN. Coincidence much?

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

4. Visit Dubai Let Me In To Their Social Media Control Room (And It Was Awesome!)

I mean, I need me one of these. So #geekchic!

5. Jaggu & Tarana Let Me Live Periscope Their Breakfast Show.

I hung out with the awesome Josh 97.8 UAE team and relived my radio days on air with these legends. (Maaaaaaan I miss radio!) Oh and I convinced J&T to start Snapchatting too, stay tuned to follow their shenanigans soon :o)

Tarana & Jaggu

Tarana & Jaggu

Josh Team

Josh Team

Jaggu

Jaggu

Jaggu

Jaggu

6. Arshionista Got Me Coolest Present EVER!

Anybody who knows me (and my tattoos), knows how MUCH I say THIS one phrase… So imagine my delight when Arshiya whipped out this beyond awesome bracelet for me! Hello Christmas :) #tothemoon we go! I love it!

7. We Visited The World’s First Bollywood Theme Park Site! (Bollywood Parks Dubai, Opening October 2016)

How has this not even happened yet btw? Super exciting that by October 2016 the world will have it’s very first Bollywood inspired theme park! I visited the theatre that will be at the centre of the park surrounded by rides from movies like Don, RaOne, Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara, Sholay etc. and even a Bollywood boulevard! One cool insider piece of trivia the head of entertainment Abhishek Mathur told me was that the dome architecture is inspired by Mayo College where he studied! How cool is that?!

Bollywood Parks Dubai

Bollywood Parks Dubai

Bollywood Parks Dubai

Bollywood Parks Dubai

Bollywood Parks Dubai

Bollywood Parks Dubai

Bollywood Parks Dubai

Bollywood Parks Dubai

8. Grazia Turned 10 And We Partied Like It Was My Birthday.

The lovely Dubai-based bloggerina Farhana Bodi invited me to the Grazia (Middle East) 10th Anniversary celebrations at The Oberoi Hotel and boy was that a BLAST! We ended up shutting the place down and met some of the most awesome people! Dubai adorables, Simi, Zahraa & Payal who just came to say hello :), Shitika Anand (who is a total sunshine girl) and DJ Ninja, a female race car driver who moonlights as a DJ by night! #MadCool

(Big love to Pria Kataria Puri for this gorgeous green gown, Arshiya Fakih Eappen for the luxe jewellery and Aroushi Salon for the hair and makeup swag!)

Grazia 10th Anniversary

With Zahraa, Simi & Payal at the Grazia 10th Anniversary

Rij & DJ Ninja

Grazia 10th Anniversary

Rij & Arshiya

MissMalini

Grazia 10th Anniversary

Rij & Malini

Rij & Malini

Shitika Anand, Grazia 10th Anniversary

Aroushi Salon

Aroushi Salon

9. We Met The Most Enthu Bartender In Town!

Rij Eappen – in case you didn’t know – is my party soulmate (follow him @Rijster on social media if you want heaps of FOMO!) There are three of us in fact, including my BFF Parul Kakad who is always plastered all over my Instagram! On this trip to Dubai he took me to check out the Buddha Bar and the bartender there was all kinds of awesome. Thanks Shantanu! <3

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Flair Bartending at The Buddha Bar in Dubai!With flair at the Buddah Bar, #Dubai with #partysoulmate Rijster! #DesiGirlTraveler #BarHop
Posted by MissMalini on Thursday, December 17, 2015

10. Raza Beig Hosted A Party For The Splash Calendar With The Most Brilliant Theme.

I met Mr. Raza Beig for the the first time and am already a fan. What an epic gentleman and what I would describe as humare log. Check out his Splash calendar this year themed around “Global Goals” it’s brilliant! (Blog coming soon…)

11.  I Got To Hangout With MissMalini’s Totally Epic Team Dubai!

And last but oh-so-not-the-least, say hello to my ever-expanding team awesome! TeamMissMalini’s Dubai edition is made up of mostly friends and family that have a passion for entertainment and love for the brand. What more could I possibly have asked for? Thank you universe, you’re much too kind!
PS. It’s ALWAYS Christmas at Mahak’s house and I think that’s f*cking awesome.

Team MissMalini, Dubai

Team MissMalini, Dubai

So basically Dubai, I love you and I’ll be back before you know it :) #tothemoon indeed. xoxo