5 Mena Instagram stars who are changing the Covid-19 narrative

Local content creators spreading joy and information.

By David Light

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Published: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 11:41 AM

Last updated: Fri 20 Oct 2023, 9:29 AM

These local Instagram stars are remaining positive and sharing good vibes with their followers.

Karen Wazen


Karen Wazen is keeping her 2.7 million followers on Instagram entertained with the many activities she's engaging in with her family, and especially her little ones! Karen is also sharing meaningful messages with her followers, encouraging them to stay at home through a short but impactful video with her children holding signs with heartfelt messages such as: 'We would love to see our grandparents soon. We miss them'.

Khalid Al Ameri


Khalid Al Ameri is very vocal about the efforts the UAE is engaging in to fight COVID-19. Khalid posted a powerful and informative video on his IGTV encouraging his followers to follow experts' precautionary measures against the spread of the virus, and urging them to do their part in making a difference.

Haifa Beseisso

Haifa Beseisso of @flywithhaifa is all about making the most out of our time spent at home. Through an Instagram video addressing her followers, Haifa encouraged viewers to write a gratitude list based on the little things we took for granted before we started staying at home.

Ahmed Sharif

Ahmed Sharif has his own special approach to raising awareness on COVID-19. Ahmed shared a humorous vid which has received over a million views, where he used his famous character "Mama Zelekha" and showcased how she's engaging in physical contact - which is highly advised against - and is now experiencing the consequences. The video was shared under the Arabic version of the #TogetherAgainstCorona hashtag.

Najeeba Hayat

Najeeba Hayat, founder and CEO of luxury footwear brand Liudmila has gone viral across the Arab online community with her candid stories on dealing with COVID-19. She is currently residing in a hospital in Kuwait after testing positive for the virus and posts daily updated on her journey through her highlights.



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