Top Influencers in the Middle-East

With social media becoming more influential than ever, we take a look at some of the most prominent local social media figures on the platform that has taken the world by storm, Instagram. Here are the top names.
Huda Kattan
With 16.3 million followers on Instagram, beauty guru Huda Kattan takes the number-one spot among Dubai’s social media influencers. The certified makeup artist works with Hollywood celebrities and is famous for her YouTube
makeup tutorials and her internationally sold cosmetics brand, Huda Kattan.
Instagram: @hudabeauty
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed
With 4.6 million followers on Instagram, Dubai’s Crown Prince sure knows a thing or two about photography. Through his Instagram account he shares his adventures, travels, charities, and poems. He shows us how genuine and normal he is.
Instagram: @faz3
Fouz Alfahad
Famously known as The Real Fouz, Alfahad is a lifestyle blogger based in Dubai and Kuwait. The Kuwaiti national has an Instagram account with 1.4 million followers, making her one of the most followed social media influencers in the region. She works with giant Dubai-based brands such as Emaar as well as internationally renowned names such as De Grisogono.
Instagram: @therealfouz
Mahmoud Sidani
Also known as Mr Moudz, Sidani is the most popular male social influencer in the Arab world. He’s famous for having a celebrity-filled social life and luxury lifestyle, often blogging about his elite circle and high-end fashion choices. He has over 80,000 followers on Instagram.
Instagram: @mrmoudz
Elias El-Indari
If you’re a businessman who’s into luxury life, you should probably follow Elias. The menswear and lifestyle influencer calls his blog “a gentleman’s inspiration”. He focuses on style and travel and has 35,000 Instagram followers.
Instagram: @smfblog
Saudi Gamer
If you’re someone who is obsessed with games then you need to follow the Saudi Gamer. This account is run by two individuals. One is Dubai-based and the other is Ali Qar’awi. Together they focus on creating an entertaining site where you can read articles, watch videos about games and even listen to a podcast. The Saudi Gamer already has over 1.1 million followers on Instagram and about 1.7 million followers
on YouTube.
Instagram: @saudigamer
Taim Al Falasi
Taim Al Falasi is an Emirati social-­media sensation who has over 2.3 million followers. Famous for hosting the online radio programme, TaimShow, Al Falasi has established a career as an internet filmmaker, vlogger and celebrity interviewer. Her brand has collected over 441,426 YouTube subscribers in the last three years. Her Instagram feed consists mainly of travel photos, video blogs and culture/event-related images, with her posts attracting upwards of 30,000 likes each.
Instagram: @taimalfalasi
Bader ­Najeeb
Twenty-year-old, self-taught Emirati chef ­Bader ­Najeeb first put on a chef’s apron at 13. With the help of his mum and YouTube, he had two TV shows by the time he was 18 and currently has 81,700 followers. Bader’s Instagram account is filled with fun recipes, travel photos and cool inspiration. We are obsessed!
Instagram: @chef.b

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