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Esquire, the leading men’s magazine in the Middle East, featured UAE’s top digital social media influencers in its December 2014 issue out on stands now. Chosen with the help of HTC, Esquire met these online influencers responsible for hauling the UAE into a new world of web-based awareness, one hashtag at a time. The photoshoot was done on location around DIFC.

Photography: Audra Osipaviciute
Styling by : Kate Hazell
Interviews :  Tom Norton

 

Know your influencer:

@AshrafGhori

CEO at Xpanse CGI. Award-winning artist and filmmaker.
www.ashrafghori.com

 

@Emkwan

Tech and lifestyle video blogger. UAE’s top English language vlogger.
www.youtube.com/emkwantv

 

@JoeAkkawi

Founder of PAZ Marketing, Sky News Arabia tech pundit and digital marketer.
www.joernals.com

 

@FarrukhNaeem

Social Media strategist and tech blogger.
www.farrukhnaeem.com

 

@HishamWyne

MC and digital content specialist. Hosts local comedy night, One Night standup.
www.hishamwyne.com

 

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You can catch the ‘making of’ the Esquire feature with this behind the scenes Vlog created by our good friend Emkwan – don’t forget to subscribe to his channel too :