Looking for some local inspiration? We’ve got our own fine crop of Instagramers and influencers in the region. Here’s our top ten. Let us know who you’d add to your list by following us and commenting at @passions.arabia 

@watchanish – With far more than just watches, when it comes to vicariously observing a regional blogger’s lifestyle, Anish Bhatt is the go-to for over 1.7 million followers – including us. 

@ahmad_asb – One half of ‘The Hybrids’ (with wife @ascia), Ahmad is pretty laid back about his Instagram fame, and these days his irregular posts reflect the real life of a family man – effortlessly stylish. 

@fahadalmarzook – Creative Director at @marzookofficial and style maven. Never knowingly underdressed. His feed is a Rolodex of celebrity friends and exotic travels. 

@faz3 – Who? HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai – the son of HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Not a ‘style’ feed per se, but, a richly recorded lifestyle that reflects an honest attempt at an equitable life. 

@wickedzzzz (that’s 4 zees) – With moody looks to camera a-plenty, Abdulaziz Al- Khamis divides his time between Kuwait and London, and delivers his unique take on the styles and temperaments of both. As well as a good eye for style, Abdulaziz has a nose for a fine scent too! 

@amerejjeh – Third generation textile expert from Beirut, Amer was dressing stylishly before he could walk and was making great photos before Instagram was even invented. The epitome of gentlemanly style. 

@hussainjassim – Traveling the world one luscious location at a time. Always impeccably and appropriately styled – with a social conscience too. 

@eq_blog – Ebrahim Al Qassab: humanitarian, aesthete, constant traveller, and thoroughly nice guy. Add to this his fabulous style sense and you’ve got a great feed to follow when the time comes for enriching your own take on life and living. 

@eliaselindari – Menswear and lifestyle inspiration from Elias in Dubai. Super-sharp looks, and constantly on-trend. 

@thouq – Founded in 2004 by four Kuwaiti entrepreneurs, Thouq is ‘style’ writ large. Yes, it’s commercial – and they have their own Made in Kuwait brand ‘KASH’ – but even if you’re not in the mood to get your credit card out, there’s plenty of attitude to savor!

Curated by Simon Balsom

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