By Staff writer
Twelve influential instagrammers chosen to visit emirate and embark of specific itineraries as part of the #MyDubai campaign
Twelve influential instagrammers from across the globe will visit Dubai over the next four weeks to experience the emirate through the eyes of its residents as part of the #MyDubai campaign.
Each will follow an itinerary which has been tailor-made for them by another 12 Dubai-based instagrammers and their experiences of Dubai will collectively form the #MyDubai Trip video series, which is being produced in partnership between Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Qabeela New Media, creators of the travel series Peeta Planet.
The first visitor was Kuwait’s Abdulaziz Al Duwaisan (Instagram: @BONMR) whose itinerary was created by Emirati stand-up comedian Kanu Al Kendi (Instagram: @KANU7ALKENDI), a statement said.
It added that the itinerary included dune buggying on the Dubai-Hatta Road, a session of mixed martial arts with Team Nogueira Dubai and a visit to the Dubai Museum, with visits to three local favourite restaurants - Control Restaurant for breakfast, Al Gharshoob Restaurant for lunch and Mubasher Cafeteria for a late night snack.
By creating the #MyDubai Trip series, Qabeela New Media is the latest company to join #MyDubai, the initiative launched in January this year by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) said: “The creation of #MyDubai Trip is a perfect addition to the wider #MyDubai initiative, as it has provided the opportunity for Dubai’s residents to showcase our emirate to international visitors, through creating their own personalised itineraries of the best they believe Dubai has to offer.
"There is no better way to experience a city than through the eyes of its residents and #MyDubai Trip will uncover some of Dubai’s hidden gems and lesser known highlights.”
The winning instagrammers started to arrive in Dubai last week for a period of three or four days each, with the last arriving in mid-October.
The #MyDubai Trip series is scheduled for online broadcast between November and January 2015.
The #MyDubai initiative was created by Sheikh Hamdan with a request for residents and visitors to join him in sharing photos, videos and stories on social media and show their experiences of Dubai.
The intention is to celebrate the everyday lives of the people and communities of the emirate and show the city that is beneath the landmarks, headlines and superlatives.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.