How Instagram’s Mega-Rich In Dubai Spend Their Fortunes
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How Instagram’s Mega-Rich In Dubai Spend Their Fortunes

March 31, 2022 Share

From unlimited shopping sprees in the world’s largest mall to decadent desserts served on the rooftop of one of the city’s many skyscrapers, here’s how the rich kids of Dubai are living the dream

Life is glamorous if you’re young and rich in the United Arab Emirates. But you already know that if you follow the Instagram account Rich Kids of Dubai.

The account, which we first read about on NextShark, follows the adventures of the city’s insanely rich youth who drop serious cash on private jets, lavish hotel suites, and even pet lions.  

Even high-profile celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton appeared on the account, which currently has over 200k followers


The account shares selected posts uploaded to Instagram with the hashtag #richkidsofdubai.

In today’s Instagram, Facebook and social media era, there’s an endless stream of posts flaunting wealth.

Followers can expect to see more, as the super-rich are flocking to the UAE in droves. Dubai is the 29th most popular city globally for ultra-wealthy residents after more than 2,000 high-net-worth individuals moved to the emirate in the first six months of 2021, a report has said.

The city’s population of HNWIs rose 3.8 per cent to 54,000, up from 52,000 in December 2020, found a study by New World Wealth. This research company tracks the wealth and movement of millionaires, multimillionaires and billionaires globally.

But at least one social media account is growing in popularity and letting the underprivileged  – those who can’t afford a Dh1,000-per-person afternoon tea at the world’s tallest tower – only swoon with envy.


The Rich Kids of Dubai on Instagram gives a glimpse into the glamourous lives of youngsters living in the UAE, who are flush with cash and parading their fortunes via Louboutins, Channels, Ferraris or Lamborghinis, and exotic pets.

These privileged elite love to spend their day hanging out on a yacht or by the pool with a bottle of bubbly, shopping for the latest Chanel handbag or Louboutin heels, or sipping  Versace tea at a posh restaurant.

They could be driving their Lamborghini to a beach in Dubai, smoking a cigar on their balcony and marvelling at the views of Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai.

They may be spotted taking their pet cheetah for a quick walk or drive around the city. And if they want to beat the morning traffic, there’s no problem. They can always hail a special kind of taxi: a helicopter.

A glimpse into the glamourous lives of young Dubai residents who are flush with cash are just the start, not everyone flaunts it but trust me when I say that this no tax zone haven is definitely on my bucket list. 

Author: Michelle Laver