This year, the Arab world got a considerable dosage of viral videos. A few for their exceptional talent, others for being adorable and some for no reason at all, really.
If you missed any of these videos, catch up with them now, before they're so last year.
8. The little girl who imitated Sheikh Mohammad and stole his heart (190,000 views)
An Emirati girl, not older than 4-years-old, stole Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed‘s heart in October after posting a video on Instagram parodying his speeches.
Going by the name m.alshehi, the girl grabbed the attention of over 180,000 people with the video, and for good reason.
Sheikh Mohammad stumbled across the video and said he was “in awe” and asked if people could help him meet her. He eventually did.
7. When Sisi's bodyguard blocked John Kerry's way to ask him if he had a phone camera (570,000 views)
A video of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's bodyguard standing in US Secretary of State John Kerry's way to ask if he has a phone with a camera went viral back in September.
Kerry is about to meet with Sisi in New Delhi. He greets some of Sisi's security men as he walks through a hall leading to the meeting's location, until one bodyguard got a little too eager about protocol.
"Mobile with camera? No camera" asks the bodyguard, moving as if to block America's top diplomat's path. It takes Kerry a few moments to make sense of the awkward encounter before he shakes his head and is on his way.
6. When this Saudi man towed a burning car from a petrol station (880,000 views)
A 10-second clip of a car in flames in Saudi Arabia went viral back in August. The incident took place in Al-Zulfi, about 260 km from Riyadh.
In the video, Rashid Al-Nafii can be seen attaching the rope to the front of the burning car and running out of frame, presumably to drive the vehicle towing the car.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif honored the quick-thinking man with a financial reward for his bravery.
5. This Egyptian guy's McDonalds order in classical Arabic (900,000 views)
Egyptians went crazy over a video Hakeem Kamal posted to his Facebook page.
In the video, Kamal calls up McDonald's to place a delivery order. He speaks in classical Arabic, and with a tone that sounds like the voice that tells you that someone's phone's switched off.
It's as awkward as a phone encounter can get and it's hilarious.
The video has since garnered over half a million views on the social media platform and over 14,000 shares.
4. Prince Hamdan of Dubai just chilling ... above the fog (1 million views)
The video was posted to Prince Hamdan's official Instagram account. Soon after, the video garnered nearly 1 million views on Instagram.
It also garnered thousands of shares across various platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
3. Palestinian Noel Kharman's Fairouz mashup (2.8 million views)
Palestinian singer and YouTube sensation Noel Kharman wowed audiences in 2016 with a new Fariouz mashup featuring the iconic Lebanese singer with American rock band Evanescence.
The mashup video garnered over 2 million views on YouTube.
Kharman stunned the Internet world when she did a mashup of Adele’s smash hit "Hello" and Fariouz's "Kifak Enta" in November 2015, which quickly went viral on social media.
She didn't fail to leave her mark in 2016.
2. The lizard that couldn't handle the heat in Saudi Arabia (4.5 million views)
Saudi Youtube channel SH67AT released a video of a lizard seeking some shade back in July, hilariously showing just how bad the heat in Saudi Arabia is.
The video garnered more than 3 million views in just two days. Since it was first posted, the video has gathered nearly 4.5 million views on YouTube.
1. The "Evolution of Arabic Music" in six minutes (5 million views)
Alaa Wardi, an Iranian-Saudi a cappella artist partnered up with Anghami back in April to produce a compilation video of 42 of the most popular Arabic songs.
The songs date all the way back to the 1900s, giving a whole new meaning to music in the digital age.
The video garnered over 5 million views on YouTube.