8 Saudi Creatives to Follow on Clubhouse

Get a peek into the kingdom through the audio-only app

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It’s official, Clubhouse is everyone’s new favourite social media platform. Since going international in December, its imprint on the Middle East is especially remarkable. 

The audio-only app—which has already been downloaded by more than 5.5 million users all over the globe—became particularly popular in Saudi Arabia, with everyone hosting live conversations on a daily basis. 

Whilst exact figures on Saudi Clubhouse users is unavailable, this wouldn’t be the first time a social media platform finds a major fanbase in the Kingdom. Last year, Tiktok ranked as the third most downloaded application in the Kingdom, despite controversy surrounding it at the time. Saudi content creators saw their fanbases on the app surge by the millions over the course of 2020, ranking them eighth in the world in terms of user volume. 

It wouldn’t be far-fetched to say that a similar growth is currently taking place on Clubhouse. Anyone on the app can attest to that Saudi presence is hard to ignore. From rooms delving deep into Saudi-specific topics to barefaced pastime chats titled ‘summarize a book or read an excerpt in three minutes, Saudi users are increasingly active on the application. 

So if you’re looking to take a peek into the Kingdom, we rounded up a few people for you to follow. 

Alaa Balkhy
You’ll regularly find the designer and cultural consultant at the centre of rooms on Clubhouse, opening the floor for what are often hard-to-discuss topics surrounding the landscape of the region’s creative industries. 

Nojoud Alrumaihi
If fashion is your interest, then following Nojoud is a must. 

Rakan Al Eidi
The entrepreneur and angel investor is a staple figure on Saudi’s Clubhouse scene, and doesn’t shy away from sharing his insights. 

Norah AlEisa
Whether it’s fashion, history, or film, creative director and stylist Norah AlEisa is always up for a chat. 

Ghada AlMuhanna
Take a deep dive into Saudi’s cherished history through the self-proclaimed ‘child of the Arabian Peninsula’ 

Hayat Osamah
The Riyadh-based photographer is a must-follow. 

Laila Albassam
For anyone looking to delve deep into Saudi Arabia’s cherished sartorial traditions, Albassam is your go-to guide. 

Deena Abdulaziz
The businesswoman and editor just joined in on the fun in February, and we can’t wait to see what she’s got in store.

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