The Instagram hype is most definitely prevalent in the UAE. So here's some accounts we think you should be following!
15 August 2016| Last updated on 31 March 2019
With over 500 million monthly active users, there's most definitely a lot of noise, hashtags and images shared on the popular social media platform, Instagram.
Nonetheless, with Dubai being one of the most Instagrammable places in the world (yes, we believe that it definitely is), there's no doubt hundreds and thousands, if not millions of snaps of our beautiful emirate shared on the network.
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Any new expats or old-timers will no doubt be hugely familiar with the #MyDubai social media campaign that the government launched to engage with residents, locals and visitors alike. Contributing to this online narrative - one which spawns beautiful images from everyone living here - are some of our favourite Instagrammers that we think you need to be following...
His Highness ranks as our highest must-follow Instagrammer for all of your Dubai needs. He's a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the social media network, harnassing almost almost 4 million Instagram followers in total. His two favourite interests are adventure sports and photography, so expect to see jaw-dropping images from the Crown Prince of Dubai.
2. Humans of Dubai / @humans_of_dubai
While the account only has a few thousand followers, anyone interested in gaining an insight into the lives of the different people that live and work in the UAE must follow this lovely account. Each image is of an individual, who has shared their personal stories and lives in Dubai.
3. Ehab Karas / @ehabkaras
This Egyptian Instagrammer loves a fabulous selfie-stick shot. Expect to see snaps of his wonderful adventures in Dubai and on his travels. This guy definitely wins the title of Selfie-Stick King!
4. Pixelville / @pixelville
In a city filled with skyscrapers and towering architecture, this account captures beautiful images of the city from a very lateral viewpoint. The account's images are awe-inspiring and most defintiely capture Dubai in all of its glory.
5. Dennis Stever / @dennisstever
With prize-worthy photography skills and images, this Instagram profile is perfect to follow as it reveals the beautiful landscapes and iconic architecture in the UAE. From cleverly positioned sunset-holding snaps, to treks in the desert to Burj Khalifa standing tall and proud... There's no doubt you'll enjoy following this account!
6. Huda Kattan / @hudabeauty
Beauty blogger turned business woman Huda Kuttan runs one of the biggest beauty Instagram accounts in the world. Follow her to fill your timeline with make-up tips, tutorials and inspiration.
7. Sherif Fayed / @sheriffayed
TV host and entertainer Sherif Fayed has over 500,000 followers on the social media network. Between fantastic images of the UAE and his travel destinations, expect light comedy and pranks from this recognisable UAE personality.
8. Karen McLean / @secretsquirrelfood
Arguably the most popular food blogger in the region, Australian blogger Karen whips up her own dishes on a daily basis, and every so often you'll find her visiting her favourite restaurants and bars across Dubai.
9. Inger Houghton / @ingerindubai
Expect to be inspired and motivated by Inger's Instagram popular, on which she shares snaps of her healthy lifestyle, fitness regime and overall good wellbeing. It's no wonder she has over 115,000 followers.
10. HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai / @hhshkmohd
Perhaps the easiest and best account to follow for all of your Dubai updates. This is the official Instagram feed of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President of the UAE and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
11. ExpatWoman.com / @expatwoman
Yes, this one's a *shameless plug* but we thought we'd give it a go at persuading you to follow us. We're located in Dubai, but our audience spans the Earth as we reach out to expatriates all around the world.
12. Abbey Bates / @abbey.yoga
There's no doubt you'll be itching to try a headstand after you follow Abbey's Instagram account. Filled with jaw-dropping yoga poses and sequences, this is every yogi's dream account to follow.
Do you have any accounts that you love to follow that are Dubai based? Tell us, or share your own account with us below!