She certainly was the only VIP in the room, dressed in a demure floral Vivienne Westwood dress and ready to party, reported Dubai based Gulf News on Wednesday.
“It’s nice to come back after five years and it’s good to see everybody again. I always have ulterior motives,” said Anderson.
Her previous visit to the city saw her use her star-power for a good cause as she took part in the Make A Wish Foundation  charity auction dinner in Abu Dhabi to help critically-ill children.
“By ulterior motives, I mean for positive things,” she added with a wink.
The sex-symbol turned animal rights activist has of late been heavily involved in various charitable and awareness raising causes.
“Every time I travel, I use it for animal rights. There are specific things in the Middle East I want to talk about,” said Anderson, who previously lobbied for the freedom of Dubai’s ‘Sammy The Shark’ who was held in a local aquarium.
Plans for an eco-hotel
When questioned as to whether her plans in the UAE revolved around the construction of a previously planned eco-friendly hotel in Abu Dhabi, she told the newspaper that those plans had been put on hold.
“We were planning on it but it fell apart due to the recession in America and here. It just didn’t happen, I would love to do that. I am really sad that it didn’t happen and I really want to do it,” said Anderson.
The 45-year-old pin-up also refuted reports that she will hit the beach one last time in her iconic red bathing suit for a Baywatch spin-off movie.
“No, I have never heard of it. Nobody has ever called me. This is funny, but I don’t want to do it. I don’t like to remake things. The television show was so sweet, I had rather not make a spoof of it,” said Anderson.
“I hope they still perceive me as that Baywatch star. I like that image because it was a great time in my life … I am proud of that time. Some things may have gone out of control – my marriage etc. But now I am back to being healthy in a wholesome, assembled world,” she carried on.
Anderson was in town to support Jean Roch, the VIP room founder.