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.
Country: Qatar • Age: 31 • Platform: instagram • Handle: @where2eatqtr • Followers: 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.