Mmoshaya 2017’s most trending YouTube video in MENA

A screen grab from a video by Mmoshaya on YouTube.
Updated 08 December 2017
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Mmoshaya 2017’s most trending YouTube video in MENA

YouTube released a list of this year’s top trending videos in the Middle East and North Africa on Wednesday.
Mohamed Moshaya, one of the first Arab creators dedicated entirely to family content, topped the list with a video of a compilation of his adventures with his three kids.
Like last year, all of 2017’s most trending non-music videos are by the region’s YouTube creators.
The results are also reflective of the diversity of YouTube’s audience in the Middle East. This year’s most trending music videos start with “Khamsa Adwaa” (Five Lights), a Saudi band made up of young girls. The list also includes Moroccan pop sensation Saad Lamjarad, as well as the hit single “Talat Daqat” (Three Beats) by Egypt’s Abu featuring iconic film star Yousra.
YouTube said the region’s watch time, second only to the US, grew by 60 percent last year, and by 90 percent on mobile. “We are proud of how far the Arab creator community has come, having tripled in size in the last three years. These channels grew not just in number of subscribers, but also in quality and variety, as content uploaded grew by 80 percent when compared to last year,” YouTube said.
Saudi Arabia currently constitutes one-third of total watch time on YouTube in the Arab world with 65 percent annual growth in watch time on mobile devices, of which the top content viewed includes entertainment, music and education. As for content creation, 25 percent of video uploads in the Arab world are from Saudi Arabia and 15 percent of the total watch time of local Saudi content is from outside of Saudi Arabia.
Watch time of female-led channels in the Kingdom grew by 75 percent in 2016. Moreover, the fastest growing female YouTube creators in the Arab world come from Saudi Arabia.

Top trending videos of 2017:
1. Top comedy sketch compilations by Mmoshaya
2. “The iPad Generation” episode by Swar Shuaib
3. Ramadan comedy sketch by Shady Srour
4. Lie Detector Test Challenge with Danyah Shafei by D7oomy
5. Wedding night comedy sketch by Nour Stars

Top trending music videos of 2017:
1. Five Lights — “HUSH“
2. Saad Lamjared — “LET GO“
3. Nasr Al-Bahhar — “Ma Rad Ilay“
4. Aymane Serhani — “Nebghi Djini Bsurvet“
5. Cairokee & Tarek El-Sheikh — “Al-Keif“


Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show in November

The UAE is also a hub for maritime commerce, forecast by Oxford Business Group to be worth $66 billion by the end of 2018.
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Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show in November

Ahead of the 2018 UAE Maritime Week, the organizers of the annual Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show have announced its ninth installment, taking place from Nov. 8-10 at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.

The Middle East is a key marketplace for super yachts, with 205 high-end vessels over 40 meters in length reportedly registered in the region. The UAE is also a hub for maritime commerce, forecast by Oxford Business Group to be worth $66 billion by the end of 2018. 

Abdulla Ali Al-Noon, club manager at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, said: “We are proud to present yet another Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show to GCC residents and visitors to the UAE. Globally, the yachting industry is expected to be valued at $74.2 billion by 2022, which shows a continuous upward trajectory of the industry, and thus a need for events of this nature. 

Last year we welcomed a record number of visitors over the three-day event, and this year we aim to take the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show to new heights — offering quality vessels at affordable prices, and an enjoyable weekend event for both prospective buyers and families.”

Wayne Munro, boat club manager of Xclusive Boat Club, said: “The pre-owned boat show is an important event for us because the majority of our clients are people who have either owned a boat or are looking to get into boating by purchasing a pre-owned boat.”