Dubai 100: the most influential people in the emirate
Sun 28 May 2017 05:17 AM
Hayla Ghazal
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Hayla Ghazal

Company: Hayla Couture

Designation: Blogger/Founder

Country: Syria

At 18, Hayla Ghazal had already  launching her YouTube channel, HaylaTV, to prepare for a career in television. The channel featured everything from comic videos addressing social issues to do-it-yourself makeup tutorials. Three years later, Ghazal is considered one of the MENA region’s most influential vloggers, clocking in over 3.3 million followers on YouTube and more than 1 million on Instagram.

Her videos went so far as to gain her the title of change ambassador as part of a collaboration with the United Nations and YouTube for gender equality.

Now 21, she has also opened her own fashion boutique, Hayla Couture, which features bridal gowns and evening dresses.