The Top 5 Arab Women Social Media Influencers

Sep 22, 2017 11:18:09 AM / by Nithya Omprakash

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The Middle East is home to some of the most popular and influential women in social media. Charismatic, iron-willed, articulate and steadfast in progress, these ladies epitomize what women can achieve in any industry be it, fashion, fitness, beauty, or cuisine, when given the opportunity to do so.

We have listed the top 5 social media women influencers in the UAE based on calculating the number of followers on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and subscribers on YouTube.

Name - Huda Kattan

Link to Facebook, Website and Instagram:

Total Followers – 23.8 Million

Rank - #1


Huda Kattan is a beauty consultant and trained Hollywood makeup artist based in Dubai. She is one of the most popular celebrities in the world, who has taken social media by storm, gaining popularity through uploading and posting beauty tutorials on YouTube. She launched her own private company, Huda Beauty in the year 2013, along with sisters Alya and Mona, by selling eye shadow palettes, fake eyelashes, lipsticks and highlighters. She also has over 20 Million followers on Instagram.

huda kattan - social media influencer

Name - Joelle Mardinian

Link to Facebook and Website:

Total Followers – 9.3 Million

Rank - #2


Joelle Mardinian is a talented make-up and beauty expert. A self-made, successful entrepreneur and business woman, she first gained popularity hosting a transformation and makeover program called ‘The Joelle Show’. She recently launched her own line of beauty products called Joelle Paris. She also owns beauty clinics and beauty centers named Clinica Joelle and Maison de Joelle. Maison de Joelle is a celebrity salon and a leading beauty house in the UAE, that as now flourished to become a chain of nine salons spread across the Middle East.

joelle mardinian - social media influencer

Name - Hayla Al Ghazal

Link to YouTube:

Total Followers – 7 Million

Rank - #3


Hayla Al Ghazal is one of Arab’s rising stars who is the founder of HaylaTV, which is a lifestyle channel in YouTube that was launched in 2013. A spunky 21-year-old from Dubai, she rose to fame with her comedy sketches and lifestyle clips that attracts thousands of young people in the Middle Eastern region. Her YouTube channel page has now close to 3.8 Million subscribers. She is also the founder of a bridal and evening gown boutique called Hayla Couture.

hayla al ghazal - social media influencer

Name - Manal Alalem

Link to YouTube:

Total Followers – 5.5 Million

Rank - #4


Manal Alalem is a professional chef who became a Youtube and Instagram star, by posting videos and images on Arabic and Middle Eastern cuisines and International recipes with a personal touch. Her YouTube channel has over 715 K subscribers. She is also a famous author who has penned several cookbooks, which includes the famous Manal Alalem's Kitchen. Recently, a cooking app in English was launched to introduce worldwide users to Arabic cuisine that helps them create delectable appetizers, main course dishes and desserts.

manal alalem - social media influencer

Name - Noha Nabil

Link to Blog:

Total Followers – 5 Million

Rank - #5


Noha Nabil is a famous blogger who discovered her love for fashion in the year, which led her to start her blog, Nohastyle. She was best known as a Kuwaiti TV presenter in 1992 when she was just a child, all of nine years old. She earned her Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and then moved to the United States to pursue her Masters. She has shared her personal style online and earned the titie ‘Style Icon’ from the famous Social Media site, ‘Chictopia’.

noha nabil - social media influencer

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Nithya Omprakash

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