15 Influential Travel Bloggers in the UAE (2019)

Looking for your next travel destination? Wake your inner wanderlust and be inspired with these UAE – based jet-setters who blog their way from one place to another.

1. Travel Junkie Diary

What a powerful trip. ? Kenya ??

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The journey of TJD began 4 years ago when founder Michelle Karam created a platform for individuals to share personal travel encounters, inspiring experiences and life-changing moments and celebrating the global citizens. Since inception, TJD has provided a lace to showcase hidden gems, travelers' adventures, enlightening getaways, exquisite cuisines and adventure adrenaline. At its' core, TJD unites people from all over the globe via social media platforms that act as valuable travel resource… Sharing travel stories from the most inspiring people, experiences and life changing experiences.

2. Dubai Travel Blog

View from #citywalk. Photo by @k_sierova - • a rich city vs. luxury cars ?? good morning ?? • #myDubai #dubaitravelblog #uae #dubai #travelphotography #travelgram #photooftheday #igersdubai #instadubai #instatravel #traveldubai #travel #travelblogger #travelblog #dubaiadventures #likesforlikes #likeback

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Ed has been living in this desert city for over 2 years. He uses his time off from work visiting places in this fast-rising city in the UAE. He loves taking pictures while travelling and exploring various places. This blog is about travelling, food and photography.

3. The Thrift Trip

This spot is a gem ?, every corner has it's Italia in it! #gemsofitalia #peroniuae

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Joy is a half a jet-setter from the Philippines and enjoys taking Street View photos in Dubai. The blog is a little haven of thrift travels, adventures, and random thoughts.

4. Find me a Break

Had so much fun last night. Another @tishtashtalks fab event with @shopbando @thelittlebirdyme #BandoFun #unicornfloat #dubaiparty #tishtashloves

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Myla Laurel is a Digital Marketing Executive in a PR company called TishTash. She started this blog because I love taking photos and thought it will be a waste not to share and write something about it.

5. The Fierce Diaries

So excited that @themodist is now finally live! Enjoy shopping their amazing selections today ❤ #IAmModist

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The Fierce Diaries was founded by Nadya Hasan, a young UAE national, who thinks, lives and breathes fashion. With a flair for elegance and luxury, she accentuates each piece of her wardrobe, mixing both high street and luxury high-end brands, to create a style as unique as her persona.

6. Lady and Her Sweet Escapes

I love this backyard barbecue set-up at Lapita Hotel's Daycation Brunch! ? It's so perfect for Dubai's current not-too-cold, not-too-hot weather. ? #sweetescapesintheuae #mydubai #dubai

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Lady is a Filipino Expat in Dubai, a full-time healthcare worker, an occasional traveler, a foodie at all times, a hopeless romantic living happily ever after.

7. Ishita Unblogged

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." ~ Roald Dahl Today's sunrise promised me that something magical is going to happen! #morningbliss

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Ishita Unblogged is a culinary Travel Blog, featuring Dubai, Kolkata & the world beyond. Culture, history, recipes, food stories, travel stories, chef talk, restaurant reviews and nostalgia unfold here amidst humor, soul-search and visual stimulation.

8. Sweet Life in the Sandpit

I tell you all the time, heaven is a place on Earth with you ❤️❤️❤️ #KhalifaAlHosani? exploring the place his mommy grew up in ?

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The Sweet Life in The Sandpit is a comprehensive site on great findings in the UAE, as well as a personal blog about Mizra Al Hosani's life. Mizra's family loves to try new activities, different kinds of food, and travel the world. She loves to find out what it's like to be an American girl who went (semi) local and follow me on my journey here in the mystical sandpit of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

9. Arabian Notes

Now that's a bath (not to mention the view from it!)... NEW on the blog today is all about the award winning luxury Rayana Spa at the Hyatt Capital Gate hotel. Check it out - arabiannotes.com . . @hyattcapitalgate #arabiannotes #abudhabilife #expatlife #inabudhabi #loveabudhabi #expatwoman #myuae #myuaelife #ourabudhabi #myabudhabi #expatlifestyle #desertdwelling #expatliving #expatblog #expatblogger

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Lindsey Parry is a writer, media gal, blogger, wife, international woman of mystery and a mum to one.

“I've lived in the UAE since 2006 and I love it! I'm now based in Abu Dhabi after having started out in Dubai and have heard all sorts of opinions and been asked all sorts of questions about living here, so this blog is for those who share my passion and interest for life in the UAE.”

10. Mr. Moudz

BTS action ? #BeBoldBeMadBeMatte

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Mahmoud Sidani, known to many as “Mr. Moudz”, began his career in contemporary and luxury retail as a buyer at Dubai's renowned Level Shoe District where his exposure to the international fashion industry led him to become one of the region's most prominent male social influencers/ bloggers. Travelling to Fashion Weeks and trade shows, documenting his experiences and personal style on Instagram, His unique laid back style and ability to take street wear and make it high fashion earned him a big following.

11. The Boho Chica

On embracing yourself: In a world that can seem like it was made by design for extroverts, it isn't always easy to succeed at everything as an introvert. But if like me, you're one, you know that you cannot pretend to be something you're not, at least not all of the time. Recently, I found myself feeling less than because a potential opportunity that came my way turned around and picked someone else for the fact that my voice wasn't 'loud enough'. In a wiser moment, I realized that it was the right thing to have happened, because I truly believe that what makes my voice special isn't how loud it can be, but what it says. And clearly, we wouldn't have been a good fit. So if you've ever felt that you weren't enough, this is a reminder, that you are in fact, all you need. Believe that and everything else will follow. ??

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Natasha is a traveler and storyteller with a hopelessly restless heart. She lives in Dubai and there's nothing she loves more than to lose herself in the comfortable chaos of new markets, sweet exhaustion of scenic trails, fragrant aromas of foreign cuisines, stories of vibrant cultures, and the warm smiles of the amazing people that she meets.

12. While I'm Young

Nothing makes me happier than accidentally stumbling upon a market on my travels. Whichever part of the world I'm in; whether the locals call it a souk or a bazaar... if I can bury through treasure troves full of useless pretty things, I'm guaranteed to be smiling.

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This blog is about the pursuit of experiences. I write for the twenty-something who aren't quite buying what the world is selling.

Danielle says, “We're the ones living off a tenner a week to fund our next adventure -the ones with backpacks that are never fully unpacked, the ones who treasure their passports more than any Prada handbag. Is Prada still a thing?”

13. Momentary Awe

Walking proud, Barcelos, Portugal #Portugal #VisitPortugal #Barcelos #cock #proud #street #streetphotography #streetphotographer #travel #fujifilm @fujifilmme #explore #neverstopexploring

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Catalin Marin is an award winning photographer based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and an avid photo blogger.His unique perspective and eye for detail have allowed him to work with top tier clients across the region, focusing on architectural and interior photography as well as corporate portraits.

His work has been published in “Practical HDR – A complete guide to creating HDR images” and his“Foggy Sunrise in Dubai” photograph quickly become one of the most shared National Geographic Photo of the Day for 2011.

14. Moment Keepers

My overjoyed and scared face in front of the Albert Hall, Jaipur India ❤Stumbled in this place when we walk on our own to explore Jaipur. It's one of the places that's not on the travel itinerary provided by our tour agent but turned out to be one of those moments to keep ❤#tmkINDIAseries #themomentkeepers - If you're planning to visit anytime soon, our first timer guide to India's Golden Triangle is up on the blog themomentkeepers.com (or click the link in our BIO) ?

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Jeremiah and Joanna Villanueva is a couple from the Philippines and expats who live in the city of Dubai for the last 6 years. They're IT professionals by day, travel bloggers at night and aspiring photographers in between.

15. I am Ella

New York state of mind ?? #travel #NewYork #travelblog #travelbloggers #travel #usa

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Ella is a 25-year-old living in London and shamelessly enjoying life to the fullest. She's been travelling since she was a little girl. She says, “There is no better gift in life then the gift of exploration, the hunger for adventure and understanding of the world. I have set off to see the world and most of it I share here. I am a hedonist. When I am not travelling, I'm eating, and I am eating a lot. I'm trying things I've never tried before, and go places I have never been before. But most of all I try and share what I have with the others and not just in writing.”