Saudi's top 5 female bloggers on YouTube
Total watch time on the platform grew by 50% in Saudi Arabia in 2015
Tubular Labs has ranked Saudi Arabia’s most influential females on YouTube through a report based on 10 metrics including the creator’s reach, engagement with viewers and subscribers and the channel’s activity. The online video intelligence firm says the Saudi bloggers are making content that's nearly five times more engaging than average video. It comes as the total number of hours spent watching female-related videos on YouTube grew by 50% between 2014 and 2015 in the MENA region. In Saudi Arabia alone, total watch time on YouTube grew by 50% in the same time period. Saudi Arabia also has the highest watch time per capita globally. Altogether, the bloggers’ collective content has drawn over 184 million views. 1. Njoud Al Shammari: is a 21-year old Saudi lifestyle and comedy vlogger who’s been on YouTube for a little over a year. Her videos range from comedic recording to makeup tutorials. She often features her brother, who’s also a widely-followed YouTuber, on her channel. She has 890,000 subscribers and 52 million views as of November. 2. Asrar Arif: has been on YouTube since 2012. Her channel has a wide variety of content including cooking, travel and beauty tips. Despite having never shown her face on camera, the Saudi national’s YouTube subscribers continue to grow. She has a total of 505,000 subscribers and 44 million views as of November. 3. Amal Elmziryahi: is a Moroccan creator and only non-Saudi on the list. Amal’s channel is a collection of recipes with a focus on Middle Eastern and Western dessert. Her most popular video is from 2013 in which she teaches her viewers how to make crepes. She has 255,000 subscribers and 45 million views as of November. 4. Hessa Al Awad: is a 24-year old Saudi beauty creator and an avid fan of Japanese pop culture. Her videos range from hair tutorials to personal hygiene tips. Like Asrar Arif, she has also never revealed her face – a fact that hasn’t stopped her growth on YouTube. She has 469,000 subscribers and 60 million views as of November. 5. Al Juhara Sajer: started her YouTube channel in 2012. Her videos range from travel vlogs to fun challenges and feature different members of her family. The 25 year-old Saudi national has 423,000 subscribers and 48 million views as of November.