Exploring Doha, one bite at a time.

Hana is a journalist from Lebanon, who has worked in her home country and in the UAE for the likes of Fortune Arabia and Arabian Business. Naturally curious, she took her English Literature degree into the world of business journalism nine years ago, and found out that she could actually get paid for it. Entrepreneurship, innovation, and the courage to try are at the core of her writing.

Part of “May I Have Your Attention Please” featured in the Summer Issue of Inc. Arabia. These are the men and women who have YouTubed, tweeted, ‘grammed, snapped and vine’d their way to sparking dialogues, decimating stereotypes and taking the perfect foodgram in 2016. Double tap this story to read how they are breaking into Arab Internet culture, via your phone screens, one like at a time.

Abdulrahman Alharmozi

Country: Qatar • Age: 31 • Platform: instagram • Handle: @where2eatqtrFollowers: 54.8k • Favorite App: snapchat

Doha has no shortage of good eateries. But, when spoiled for choice, deciding on where to go for dinner can be quite hard. Abdulrahman Alharmozi is one foodie who wanted to tackle this challenge. Armed with an iPhone and an appetite for great eats, Alharmozi embarked on an adventure to unveil Doha’s culinary hidden gems. He started an account on Instagram in 2013 where he posted reviews of local restaurants. To date, the electrical engineer who works at Kahramaa, Qatar’s General Electricity & Water Corporation, has reviewed a total of about  700 restaurants.

With his online following growing by 45 followers a day, he has also started using his social media reach to promote philanthropic causes, something he has been passionate about since a young age. “Social Media is such a powerful tool. It can be used to spread negativity or to share knowledge and to support a cause. I chose the latter.”

Do’s & Don’ts

  • Be unique
  • Do not copy other people
  • Respect your followers’ opinions

How I stay relevant

Keep yourself informed and up to date. If you want social media to spread a message, make sure you use it correctly. There’s a plethora of content out there. Educate yourself, attend workshops, read and share the knowledge.