Shhh, look who is in Dubai: Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi and Ellen Degeneres at The Act Dubai Sunday night.

It's becoming a full-time job, keeping up with the celebrities who slip in and out of the Emirates (I'm not talking about these sorts of stars, see Tyrese; Kardashians; David Guetta, et al). Of course it's my job to keep track of these things, but it always makes me wonder - what are they doing here, really, and how did it all come about?

Usually the questions are answered: for example we were initially stumped when we uncovered shots of Modern Family's Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy, on one of the consistently funniest shows out there) riding the rollercoasters at Ferrari Worldposing with staff at the local yoga studio Bodytree. But soon it was revealed: he was a guest speaker at a private NYU-Abu Dhabi talk.

And I'm still haunted by the many Stephen Seagall sightings I've been tipped off to, never to be properly tracked down or explained.

All that to say, Ellen Degeneres and Scandal actress Portia De Rossi are in Dubai - and it appears its an entirely private trip, of their own doing. They took off from LAX last Friday and they had what looked like a very fun dinner at The Act Dubai on Sunday.

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