Influencers have been under scrutiny after Olivia Attwood hit out at them for claiming they are ‘working’ abroad during the coronavirus pandemic.
But the backlash didn’t stop Arabella Chi showing off her sunny getaway as she revealed she flew to Dubai for a ‘shoot’ in a series of Instagram Stories on Tuesday.
The Love Island star, 29, ensured all eyes were on her as she posed in a black bralet while unpacking her suitcase at five-star hotel Palazzo Versace.
There’s no stopping her: Arabella Chi flew to Dubai for a ‘shoot’ on Tuesday after Olivia Attwood slammed fellow influencers for saying they’re ‘working’ abroad
The model commanded attention in her tiny crop top, which was styled with shorts, a blazer and knee-high boots.
Before arriving in the celebrity hotspot, the reality star informed her social media followers about her trip, and asked whether they’d like to see content from her travels.
The ASOS star wrote: ‘I know with everything that is going on in the world at the moment that travelling should be limited but I just wanted to reach out to you guys and say the reason I am travelling.
Commanding attention: In a series of Instagram Stories, the Love Island star, 29, ensured all eyes were on her as she posed in a black bralet
Luxurious: The model gave fans a glimpse of her stay at five-star hotel Palazzo Versace before unpacking her suitcase
‘And along side this I will be taking extra precautions to make sure I protect myself and most importantly others.
‘I am travelling to Dubai as I have a shoot on Thursday and I have some meetings set up with modelling agencies out there I am then going onto Egypt and working with @flat42.global & @followmetoegypt.
‘Having said that… would you guys prefer me to limit my content I post while I am away? As don’t want to affend anybody while I am away.’ (sic)
Earlier in the day, outspoken TV star Olivia, 29, took to her Instagram Stories from her Manchester home to criticise her co-stars for claiming they are working abroad.
Details: Before arriving in the celebrity hotspot, the reality star informed her social media followers about her trip, and asked whether they’d like to see content from her travels
Her video comes as it was revealed that travellers returning to the UK from the UAE will have to quarantine following a 52 per cent surge in the number of COVID -19 cases there – an undoubted shock for the influencer-packed city.
‘Being an influencer is actually really hard and I can’t create content for you guys here, so I am going to have to go on holiday but don’t worry I will keep referring to it as ‘work,’ the tongue-in-cheek video began.
Later, the blonde elaborated, telling her followers: ‘Oh my god I sound like an actual hater. Do you know what it is right, it’s just this meme that’s been going around which is making influencers, and it’s not all of them it’s only a few, look so bad.’
‘It’s the constant “I’m working, not on holiday” shout. There is a difference from being able to earn money wherever you are are to being there for work,’ the media personality pointed out.
‘People are losing their families and you’re on the beach telling us we don’t know how hard it is’: Olivia Attwood recently hit out at influencers for claiming they are ‘working’ abroad
Olivia explained that she has never pretended a holiday with her footballer fiancé Bradley Dack, 27, is a work trip, saying: ‘Whenever I go on holiday I’ll post content which I can monetise.
‘I’m still on holiday. I don’t go “Oh me and Brad have had the most amazing week in Portugal but don’t worry I was flat out working”. You just sound so stupid.’
New rules will require international travellers to come back negative after a PCR test before arriving in England. The rules will come into force from Friday.
From 4am on January 15, passengers arriving by boat, train or plane – including UK nationals – will have to take a test up to 72 hours before leaving the country.
They will need to present proof of a negative test result – using a PCR test or on some occasions a LAMP or lateral flow test – to their carrier on boarding while the UK Border Force will conduct spot checks on arrivals.
New arrivals who flout the rules will face a minimum £500 fine, while the operator who transported them will also be fined.
Passengers will still have to quarantine for 10 days regardless of their test results, transport minister Robert Courts said in a statement.
British nationals attempting to return home who test positive must not travel and must follow the local guidance in their host country, and contact the nearest consulate if they need support.
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al-Quwain, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah have been added to the UK’s quarantine list – meaning social media stars at the Middle Eastern holiday hotspot will need to self-isolate for 10 days.
Care-free: A long line of her co-stars and other Instagram influencers remain in Dubai (pictured fellow Love Islander Laura Anderson who is currently in Dubai)