Princess Haya bint Al Hussein’s Instagram’s account has been making headlines recently because of her aid trip to Haiti. The wife of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, and sister of Jordan’s King Abdullah bin Hussein, has already attracted more than 40,000 followers.
She launched the account less than two months ago.
Princess Haya is not the first Arab royal to join Instagram. Many have been putting their glamorous lives and humanitarian endeavors on full display, and for a lot of us, it’s a bit of a guilty pleasure.
Here are 11 Arab royals on Instagram with some really cool accounts:
1. Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid
With some 4.2 million followers, Dubai’s future ruler showcases his passion for outdoor sports, his care for animals and his love for his family and friends. Whether he is jumping from an airplane, on an African safari or competing in some kind of race, his pictures will make you all kinds of envious.
2. Jordan’s Queen Rania
As the wife of Jordan’s King Abdullah, Queen Rania has positioned herself as a woman of the people. With 2.5 million followers, she has won the hearts of citizens throughout her kingdom and around the world.
3. Dubai’s Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid
Dubai’s much-loved ruler is popular on social media and Instagram is no exception. His 1.9 million followers can keep track of his latest initiatives for the United Arab Emirates and see him work his charisma in casual shots of him and his family.
4. Qatar’s Sheikha Moza bint Nasser
Sheikha Moza has taken a prominent role internationally promoting education and development as the Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Sheikha Moza travels the world, meets international leaders and flaunts her fabulous fashion sense to her 197,000 Instagram followers.
5. Saudi Arabia’s Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz
With 52,300 followers, Princess Deena’s Instagram account isn’t so much about her as it is about style. She manages to exclusive fashion boutiques in Doha and Riyadh and was appointed founding editor-in-chief of Vogue Arabia earlier this year. So it only makes sense that she’d put her passion on display.
6. Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah
Jordan’s crown prince has draw a lot of love on Instagram, following in his mother’s footsteps with 872,000 followers. Displaying everything from his academic achievements to his military training and his casual family snaps, he’s turning out to be a bit of a heart-throb among the younger ladies.
7. Dubai’s Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid
Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed is another son of the Dubai ruler. He has some 315,000 followers, after having launched his account less than two months ago. From outdoor adventures to casual family snaps and his involvement with the UAE’s military, there’s a lot in store in this account.
8. Sharjah’s Sheikh Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi
Sultan shot into the international spotlight back in 2011 with his personal Twitter coverage of the so-called Arab Spring, particularly the events unfolding in Cairo. He has used his platform to promote Arab arts and culture and has become a prolific columnist, writing about issues relating to the Gulf and the Arab world more broadly.
9. Saudi Arabia’s Prince Fahad Al Saud
10. Bahrain's Princess Dana Al Khalifa
With more than 56,000 followers, Sheikha Dana has become a fashion influencer in the Arab world. She holds a law degree from the University of London, and is a creative through and through.
11. Sharjah's Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi
Known best for founding the Qasimi fashion house, Khalid's personal account shows off his creativity and his eye for unique design. Featuring sunsets, floral landscapes and the occasional Egyptian bust, his account will add a unique touch to any Instagram feed.