Instagram in Dubai is big. Undeniably big. Our city plays home to some of the world’s biggest bloggers, influencers and social media superstars. The question is though, are you following them?
Whether you’re looking to jazz up your Insta-feed with beauty tips or yummy health-food pics, there’s a homegrown channel for everything. So from fashion to fitspo and everything in between, here are eight Dubai Instagram accounts that you should be following.
@hudabeauty – 12.1m
Beauty blogger turned businesswoman Huda Kattan runs quite possibly one of the biggest beauty Instagrams in the world. Filled with make-up tips, tutorials and inspiration, Huda’s channel serves as a one-stop beauty shop for those looking to up their make-up game.
@thefierce_nay – 130k
The social site is run by style blogger Nadya Hasan, who is no stranger to being the star at international fashion weeks. Her Instagram page contains thousands of photos of different outfits, shoes, and accessories – providing anyone who’s stuck on what to wear with a little inspiration. Her blog, The Fierce Diaries, provides a little insight into each outfit, with info on where she got it and why she chose it.
@mrmoudz – 68k
Mr. Moudz, run by blogger Mahmoud Sidani, is stocked full with everything it takes to be a modern gent from clothing, footwear and accessories to grooming, mantras, food and travel.
@secretsquirrelfood – 125k
Secret Squirrel Food is the brainchild of Karen McLean, an Australian expat who’s serious about her clean eating. After noticing a lack of healthy eating options in the emirate, Karen set out to spread her love of health foods and all things healthy. Expect a ton of delicious looking food snaps on her Insta-page that are sure to get your stomach rumbling.
@glorygirlfit – 17.5k
Nadine du Toit is a six-times covergirl, and has put some serious work into making her body look the way it does. Her Insta-page is full of #fitspo, with the occasional healthy-eating tip thrown in. Warning: may make you feel bad about your body.
I call this “The Dying Cockroach” finisher . After an hour boxing conditioning set add 3 X 3 minute rounds of:. – Combo 10 Burpees around the world/Double left hook/Right hook. – Combo 10 Burpees around the world/Jab/Straight/Jab/Straight. – 10 X Fast Feet Drop (run as fast as you can on the spot and drop-and-up in every 5 seconds). **Warning** You might possibly pass out and see stars after you’ve finished!! Note – I’m still relatively new at boxing and I know that my form needs work, so keep the feedback coming!!. @twotonedxb “You Better Believe”. Thank you for the video @riddhi_vankar #WhiteCollarDXB #FightForYourLife
@gemma_cheung – 54.5k
Ex-gymnast Gemma Cheung’s channel is rammed with pics of her posed in near-impossible positions. Her flexibility seems to have translated well into her passion for yoga, so expect plenty of photos of Gemma twisted like a pretzel in a number of locations.
@traveljunkiediary – 57.2k
Michelle Karam’s blog, Travel Junkie Diary and Instagram page is a perfect fit for those who love a scenic snap of a sweet destination. We’re not just talking beach villas and swimming pools, Michelle’s photos are from all over the shop – taking you from cities to the seaside, mountains to jungle.
Outdoors and adventure
@monkyseemonkydo – 10k
Ghida Arnaout’s adventure-gram sees her doing everything from sandboarding to snorkelling. If you’ve always had a little sense of wanderlust, and an affinity for an extreme sport or two – or even just like watching other people do cool stuff – then monkyseemonkydo is chock-full of wake, paddle and sand boarding pics with the occasional dash of rock climbing thrown in.