10 years of Twitter in the UAE led by @HHShkMohd

Twitter UAE

Today is Twitter’s 10th birthday. So if you have an old twitter account you replaced for the extravagant Instagram or the with-the-kids SnapChat, now’s a good time to open it up and see what’s going on.

A good way to sneak back in is with the #TwitterMemories hashtag that’s currently going rampant in the UAE.

“Whether it’s Dubai winning the Expo 2020 bid or most recently His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announcing the new ministries on Twitter, when big events happen, they happen on Twitter. The depth and breadth of content shared by our users around these big moments has made it the perfect live viewing party for the world’s biggest events.”
Kinda Ibrahim, Director of Media Partnerships at Twitter

Ibrahim added that Twitter’s birthday gives us a chance to reflect on those big events, but also on those Twitter users who connect in other amazing and inspiring ways, every day. “From @HHShkMohd tweeting updates from his account to a worldwide audience of millions, to campaigning movements like #Beatdiabetes, we remain humbled and inspired by the people who have made Twitter their own.”

Twitter in the UAE

To mark the social media’s birthday in the region, Twitter MENA shared the most followed UAE accounts, dominated by the royal family. Here they are below:

  1. @hhshkmohd – 5.85 million followers
  2. @hamdanmohammed – 1.57 million followers
  3. @MBZNews – 927K followers
  4. @SaifBZayed – 839K followers
  5. @DubaiPoliceHQ – 831K followers
  6. @etisalat – 1.28m followers
  7. @dutweets – 1. 22m followers
  8. @DXBMediaOffice – 1.16m followers
  9. @DIFC – 735K followers
  10. @emirates – 667K followers
  11. @EtihadAirways – 391K followers

Here are other examples from the UAE where users took to Twitter and made it their own:

Twitter has also shared a few cool infographics, here they are:

twitter UAE

TwitterMilestones

TwitterByTheNumbers