Michelle Keegan jets off for Dubai hen weekend

Michelle Keegan's bridal fun has officially kicked off. The stunning brunette has jetted off for her hen weekend, and according to reports, has chosen the same place where Mark Wright proposed to her – Dubai. The actress certainly looked the part of the bride-to-be, kitted out in a customised white T-shirt with her nickname "Keegs" printed on the back, glasses and novelty veil as she arrived for her flight at Manchester airport surrounded by her female friends and family.

Her companions, including her former Coronation Street co-star Brooke Vincent, her mother Jackie and best friends Katie Fearnehough and Becky, wore bright pink T-shirts with the words "Shell's Girls" across their chest.

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Michelle Keegan has jetted off on her hen weekend to Dubai

Meanwhile, Michelle's mother Jackie wore a pink top reading 'I can't keep calm, I'm the mother of the bride!'

The 27-year-old's future sister-in-law Jessica Wright was also part of the group – and shared a short glimpse of the girly fun by posting a photo of herself on the plane on her Snapchat profile.

Michelle and her friends appeared to be having a great time even before take-off as they were spotted arriving at the Emirates check-in desk in the UK airport.

The HELLO! Online blogger shared one photograph of her pre-bridal fun so far. The shot showed her and 26 friends in the departures lounge, standing on several rows of chairs with their backs to the camera. "Essex and Manchester... join forces! #crew," she wrote alongside the picture.

The trip to the Middle East is just one of several hen celebrations Michelle is to enjoy in the run-up to her nuptials next month.

Speaking about her hen in a recent interview with This Morning, Michelle explained: "My best friends Becky and Kate, who's my maid of honour, [are in charge].

"We're having a couple [of hen and stag parties]. We are having a few here, for me and then for Mark, and then a couple abroad as well – one each."

Dubai would have seemed a natural choice of destination for Michelle's hen weekend – the couple have holidayed there on more than one occasion and Mark popped the question in the UAE in September 2013.

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