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Jul 2016

8 influential design & lifestyle writers

Jul 24, 2016

8 influential design & lifestyle writers in UAE

Sophia Serin

Sophia SerinCurrently Group Editor of the Luxury Lifestyle division at Motivate Publishing, Sophie has the final say on a number of leading titles including Emirates Woman, Emirates Bride, Emirates Woman Mini,, HELLO! Middle East (July 2013-March 2015), Harvey Nichols-Dubai, Jumeirah and SOUK. But her influence doesn’t stop there. With 2,060 followers on twitter and another 2,942 followers on Instagram, it’s safe to say that Sophia is one of the most influential lifestyle editors in Dubai.

Kaya Scott

Kaya ScottAs the editor of Sassy Mama Dubai which has over 15,000 followers on Instagram, Kaya Scott has a strong impact on what moms in Dubai wear, what they eat, what they buy and what they do with their tots for quality time. From weekend tips to art fests, best eateries to parenting tips, Sassymama’s editor definitely influences what a lot of other mamas in town are doing.

Laura Bielecki

laura_bieleckiWith over 24,000 pinterest followers, 18,500 twitter followers, 1,000 instagram followers and an actively updated blog, it’s easy to see why Laura Bielecki’s made this list. Laura is a Canadian-born, Dubai-based Interior Design Manager at Ellington Properties and a style spotter for some high profile design and lifestyle shows.

Pallavi Dean

PallaviDeanDesign Director of a boutique interior design studio founded in 2011, Pallavi is an active member of the UAE design community, writing for industry publications, working on key trade events and mentoring students in the region. A multiple award winning interior designer, Pallavi has a major Instagram following with over 1,600 followers.

Ann Marie Mc Queen

Ann Marie Mc QueenArts&Life editor at The National in Abu Dhabi, Ann Marie Mc Queen has Canadian roots and has been living in Abu Dhabi for over eight years. With over 1,200 followers on twitter and an active blog, she reaches a number of UAE residents interested in lifestyle related topics. You can read her blog at:

Alexandria Gouveia

Alexandria-GouveiaWith over 1,100 twitter followers and 1,600 instagram followers, the editor of is definitely on the list of influencers.

Pratyush Sarup

pratyushA Dubai-based interior designer, Pratyush is a features editor for Harper’s Bazaar Interiors and a features writer for a number of other publication, Pratyush has 445 followers on Instagram and 350followers on twitter.

Nick Leech

nick leechA feature writer with a particular interest in the UAE’s culture, history, architecture and heritage, Nick has covered everything from art, urbanism, photography and travel for publications on three continents. He also boasts of a twitter following of 515 people.

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