Most followed Instagram accounts in the UAE revealed
Social media platform announces 63 million in the MENA Instagram community.
1. Huda Kattan (@hudabeauty) (17.6m)
\nBeauty mogul Huda Kattan started her business empire by sharing beauty tips through YouTube videos. Today, the make up artists has her own line of best-selling false eyelashes and makeup.
2. Hrithik Roshan (@hrithikroshan) (6.7m)
\nBollywood actor Hrithik Roshan became well known for his ability to portray varying characters in his movies. He is one of the highest-paid actors in India.
3. Balqees Fathi (@balqeesfathi) (5.7m)
\nYemeni-Emirati singer Balqees Fathi grew up it an artistic family where her father Ahmed Fathi was a well-known musician. She began singing at an early age and quickly gained a mass following in the region.
4. Joelle Mardinian (@joellembc1) (5.5m)
\nOriginally a makeup artist, Joelle Mardinian started her career as a television host on MBC1 before launching her own cosmetic clinics. Because of her large social media following, she is now considered an influencer.
5. Lojain Omran (@lojain_omran) (5.0m)
\nSaudi Arabian television host Lojain Omran garnered attention for her outgoing personality and modern style in an otherwise conservative Saudi society.
6. HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (@faz3) (4.8m)
\nCrown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, gained a large following due to intimate photos he shares with his followers, which give an inside look into the lives of UAE royals. He is also known for his active lifestyle, which entails activities such as horse riding, fishing and travelling.
7. Noha Nabil (@nohastyleicon) (4.3m)
\nTelevision host Noha Nabil became one of the first social media influencers in Kuwait, sharing fashion and style looks with followers.
8. Abdullaziz Baz (@bin_baz) (3.9m)
\nEmirati comedian Abdulaziz Baz started his social media career by posting funny videos on his YouTube channel. He is now considered an influencer in his field.\n
9. Ola Alfares (@olaalfares) (3.2 m)
\nJordanian Ola Alfares became one of the youngest Arab journalists when she started working as a reporter aged 17. Aged 19, she graduated law school but continued her career in journalism. She is now the second most followed Jordanian woman on Twitter after Queen Rania. Alfares is also the first Arab women to climb Burj Khalifa.
10. Aseel Omran (@aseel_o2) (3.1m)
\nSaudi Arabian singer Aseel Omran gained greater popularity after her participation in reality shows. She then furthered her music career by collaborating with artists Enrique Iglesias and Shaggy on the English song 'Don't You Need Somebody'.