Everything That Went Down At The Arab Social Media Influencers Summit

BY Milli Midwood / Dec 11 2018 / 15:26 PM

From former Bazaar cover stars Huda Kattan and Nadine Njeim taking home awards, to Queen Rania’s incredible keynote speech

Everything That Went Down At The Arab Social Media Influencers Summit

Last night, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai hosted the 2018 Arab Social Media Influencers Summit, which saw the biggest names on the internet gather to celebrate the past, present and future of social media. Ahead, everything that went down at the star-studded event.

Queen Rania won Personality of the Year…
The Jordanian royal was awarded The Influential Personality of the Year Award by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the deputy ruler of Dubai.


And gave an incredible keynote speech…
Queen Rania detailed her journey through social media, and called on influencers to use their platform for good. “Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but a share and a like are no substitute for action. Over the years, we have seen many succeed in garnering support for humanitarian causes through social media, and changing the lives of many,” HRH said. “We all seek the approval of others, but sometimes our values require us to march to a different beat, even if that comes at the expense of our popularity.”

Press play to watch the full speech.

She also hung-out with the Kattan sisters…
And we’re still not over it.

Whilst wearing Zara…
The mother-of-four has been known to don a high street number or two, and this evening was no different. Queen Rania chose an emerald green velvet number with a gold metallic belt from Zara.


31 social media influencers took home an award…
Including former Bazaar cover stars Huda Kattan, who won the entrepreneurship award, and Nadine Njeim who took home the award for Culture and Arts.

Press play to see Nadine Nassib Njeim on the May 2018 cover of Harper's Bazaar Arabia