As the UAE community celebrates the 43rd UAE National Day, Twitter has put together a guide of top Emiratis to follow to get a unique insight into the celebrations. Experience National Day through their eyes, and join in the conversation by tweeting with the #iLOVEUAE43 and #UAE43 hashtags.


Top 10 recommended Emiratis to follow:

  1. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum @HHShkMohd – One the early adopters of Twitter among regional leadership, Sheikh Mohammed has over 3.37 million followers from across the globe. Often making official announcements on the platform, Sheikh Mohammed tweets in both English and Arabic about all facets of Dubai and the UAE.
  2. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum @HamdanMohammed– With 874K followers on Twitter, Sheikh Hamdan uses to platform to discuss policies and various initiatives undertaken by the government, such as the launch of the tram and Dubai’s Smart City initiative.
  3. Ali F. Mostafa @afmfilms – Film director, producer and freshly crowned Esquire Middle East’s Man of the Year, Ali has over 9.6K followers reading about his every artistic move. Follow him as he tweets about the UAE film community, and beyond.
  4. Ahlam @Ahlam_Alshamsi – A true Emirati singing legend, the evergreen Ahlam has 4.12 million Twitter users following her every word… and tune!
  5. Saleh Al Braik @SalehAlBraik – Founder of @ThinkUpGCC, comms professional and all-round proud Emirati Saleh has 74.7K followers, making him one of the most popular Emiratis on Twitter with a particularly diverse follower base.
  6. Maisoon Al Saleh @MaisoonAlSaleh – The first Emirati to paint under seawater, Maisoon has 74.7K followers. When she is not busy painting, Maisoon is a part-time designer, volunteer and international speaker.
  7. Taim Al Falasi @TaimAlFalasi – With over 58.5K followers, Taim is a popular Emirati online media personality and host of the @TaimShow, an online edutainment radio show. Follow her to get the latest scoop on all things in Emirati cyberspace.
  8. Khalid Al Ameri @KhalidAlAmeri – Describing himself as a builder, writer and motivator,  this Abu Dhabi-based Stanford grad has over 10.3K followers. Follow Khalid as he continues his mission to “make the world more beautiful”.
  9. Dubai Abulhoul @DubaiAbulhoul – Recently named one of the most inspirational Emiratis, this talented 18 year old is the author of @Galagolia, the first Emirati fantasy novel in English. Join her 6.9K followers as she showcases her Emirati pride in her unique, well-articulated way.
  10. Lubna Qassim @LubnaQassim – A lawyer by profession, Lubna is the first female Emirati committee member of the British Business Group in Dubai and was the first UAE National to have worked at the House of Lords. Follow this path-breaking role model as she adds to her 1330 followers.