Instagram is leading the way in social media in Abu Dhabi.
Here are the top Instagrammers in the community that we think you should be following, from a vegan food blogger and eco activist to an award-winning photojournalist.
Forget about the typical yoga Instagram account that’s filled with half-clad women contorting themselves into impossible positions. Founder of Let’s Go Yoga and mother-of-two Sasha Quince is much more real than that. The yoga and wellness expert is all about helping you find calm among the chaos, restore balance and improve on your journey. You don’t even have to be a yogi to appreciate her posts, with enlightening captions, revelations of her own challenges and the importance of staying grounded. Follow @sashaquince
Earth to Jessica
Even if you’re not a vegan, this self-titled animal and earth lover will inspire you to step back, appreciate nature and consider your impact in this world. As an animal rights activist and overall eco warrior, Jess advocates vegan food, cruelty-free beauty products and eco-friendly travel destinations. She also supports slow fashion – that’s the opposite of the 21st century wasteful fast fashion tendency – and even committed herself to a ‘no new clothes for a year’ challenge for 2017, which includes visiting garment factories around the world. Follow @earth.to.jessica
Eva Clarke Hua Fitness
The ultimate ‘go-getter’, Eva is a force to be reckoned with, but she’s also a huge inspiration to her 16.5k followers. She’s been in the military, started her own fitness company in Abu Dhabi, achieved 11 Guinness World Records and is a mother of three. Coming from a tough start in life, Eva knows what it means to overcome and her posts, while mostly showing her training or accomplishing yet another new feat, are all about setting goals, finding motivation and facing life’s challenges. Follow @evaclarkehuafitness
This award-winning photojournalist specialises in interiors, fine art, urban lifestyle, food and products. Other than travel photos that will make you wish you weren’t stuck at work, her stunning shots taken on local shores showcase the beauty of Emirati culture, architecture, landscape and people. Follow @vinnikava
With just a few thousand followers, this could be the most undiscovered talent when it comes to Abu Dhabi photography, and he’s just 18 years old. With golden hues and rays of sunshine peeking around every corner, these photos will make you appreciate the beauty in everything around you, even construction sites on Reem Island. Follow @mcfitzwolf
Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi
If you love nature and want to know what’s being done locally to protect it, then you have to follow EAD. Find out about the weird and wonderful species that call Abu Dhabi home, from the Arabian red fox and porcupine ray to the Muscat mouse-tailed bat and Egyptian vulture, as well as studies and conservation programmes being undertaken by the agency.
Travel the world through the eyes of Abu Dhabi-based Emirati ‘grammer Mitra with what she calls her ‘21st-century digital diary’. From drool-worthy food to colourful beauty trends to luxury interior design – and a few Abu Dhabi scenes thrown in for good measure – Mitra certainly has the Instagram style down pat as she brings the latest trends in luxury, fashion, beauty and lifestyle to her more than 80k fans. Follow @theoneandonlymitra
With over 31.2k followers,there’s no doubt that Abu Dhabi’s famous fashion and lifestyle blogger Paul Ramos is a trend setter. Always the dapper gent, Paul is perfectly styled for every occasion, whether he’s chilling at home, in the gym, travelling to Al Ain or out for dinner. Find out what he’s swooning over each season and get the look, or simply enjoy his beautifully choreographed photos. Follow @thestylechoreo
Abu Dhabi World
We may be biased, but our own Instagram account is a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of all things hot in the emirate. From new restaurants, hip brunches and hotel openings to Al Ain attractions, local wildlife and behind-the-scenes shots of us pulling together your favourite magazine each week, we’re here to bring you all the latest and greatest that Abu Dhabi has to offer. You can also tag us in your own photos and keep in touch with us with your general musings or comments. Follow @adwuae