By Joanne Bladd
US socialite will attend red-carpet anniversary bash for Japanese restaurant Okku
Reality TV star Paris Hilton will be the guest of honour at a Dubai event to mark the second birthday of Japanese restaurant Okku on Thursday.
The eatery, which is located in the Monarch Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, said Hilton would arrive at the red carpet, invite-only event at around midnight and stay for up to four hours.
Okku management declined to confirm whether Hilton would be staying at the Hotel during her visit.
Hilton shot to fame after starring in the MTV series ‘The Simple Life’ and visited Dubai in 2009 to film an Arabic version of her show ‘My New BFF’.
The airing of the show, which was filmed mainly in Dubai Festival City, was delayed for more than two years over payment disputes with law suits filed in both the UAE and California.
The series eventually aired on MTV in April this year and is due to broadcast on a number of international channels later this year.
It is not clear whether Hilton also plans to pursue separate business interests while in Dubai this week. Hilton has links to a number of stores in Dubai selling her own-name fashion label, which focuses largely on bags and accessories.
In 2008, it was reported Hilton was to lend her name to a set of towers in Dubai, as part of a $2m three-year deal with an Abu Dhabi-based developer.
Her business savvy is massively underrated. All the hype around her reality shows, silly jail time etc. is all just PR. In reality she is quite the business genius and her brands are now getting worldwide noteriety. Paris Hilton is a brand in her own right.
I wonder what this world is coming to?
Clever Blonde! An oxymoron some might argue but she is clever nonetheless! Wonder what her net worth is, excluding funds from daddy.
Hey... it's Thursday today...
How many rubberneckers will be there???