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UAE and Saudi Arabia 2017 Instagram Habits Revealed

#NoFilter! UAE and Saudi Arabia Instagram Users Are Natural Beauties Says a New Report


What's your favorite Instagram filter? If you live in the United Arab Emirates or Saudi Arabia, it seems nothing might be the answer.

Instagram has released their yearly report and for 2017 it includes just how people like to present themselves on the social media platform. While people in the UAE love Clarendon, Gingham, Juno and Lark to enhance their features or images of their favorite things, it seems they prefer to leave their pictures as it is once they upload to Instagram. Now it doesn't factor in whether people have simply used another app to edit their photographs but they findings still say a lot about the country's Instagram habits.

The top 10 filters looked very similar for Saudi Arabia, except the Hefe and Nashville filters featured instead of Amaro and Lo-fi.

No Middle Eastern cities featured in the top locations in the world but Instagram's look at behavior from January 1 to November 17 did show the most geo-tagged places in the UAE and the popular hashtags. Check out the full lists below:

Top UAE geo-tags:

  1. Burj Khalifa
  2. Dubai Marina
  3. Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
  4. Dubai Mall
  5. Burj Al Arab
  6. Jumeirah Beach
  7. City Walk Dubai
  8. At the Top, Burj Khalifa
  9. Mall of the Emirates
  10. Madinat Jumeirah
  11. Dubai Miracle Garden

Top UAE hashtags:

1. #dubai

2. #uae

3. #mydubai

4. #abudhabi

5. #instagood

6. #dxb

7. #fashion

8. #travel

9. #photooftheday

10. #photography

#دبي

#الامارات

#ابوظبي

#الشارقة

#العين

#عجمان

#الفجيرة

#قطر

#السعودية

#الكويت

Days Instagram has been used most in the UAE:

  1. 9/2/17
  2. 9/3/17
  3. 9/4/17
  4. 9/5/17
  5. 9/1/17
  6. 9/6/17
  7. 8/11/17
  8. 6/25/17
  9. 5/26/17
  10. 8/31/17

Most used filters in the UAE:

  1. Normal
  2. Clarendon
  3. Gingham
  4. Juno
  5. Lark
  6. Ludwig
  7. Moon
  8. X-Pro II
  9. Amaro
  10. Lo-fi

Most used filters in Saudi Arabia:

  1. Normal
  2. Clarendon
  3. Gingham
  4. Juno
  5. Lark
  6. Moon
  7. Ludwig
  8. Hefe
  9. Nashville
  10. X-Pro II

Most Instagrammed cities of 2017:

  1. New York, New York
  2. Moscow, Russia
  3. London, United Kingdom
  4. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  5. Paris, France
  6. Los Angeles, California
  7. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  8. Jakarta, Indonesia
  9. Istanbul, Turkey
  10. Barcelona, Spain
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