Abu Dhabi: VidConAbu Dhabi has announced the newest list of Featured Creators who will participate across a variety of panel discussions, workshops, and Q&A sessions at the UAE’s debut edition of the world’s largest celebration of digital creators and online video, which will take place from December 3 – 6 2021, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The latest slate of Featured Creators includes a number of stars from within the Middle East including the number one breakout creator in the region Ossy Marwah, YouTube star Bessan Ismail, radio celebrity Kris Fade, vlogging superstars Rawan and Rayan, beauty phenomenon Banen Stars, Arab social media star Amr Maskoun, and American YouTuber Alex Wassabi, plus many more.
Other Featured Creators from around the world and the MENA region have also been added to the lineup including Rozzah, Life As Sara, Thunayyan Khalid, Meera stars, The Datis, Mazaj (Layla Akil), Yara Aziz, WessamQ,Ibn Hattuta ابن حتوتة, THE HORROR - مهند السيوف, Ian Hecox (Smosh),Jelly, Keemokazi, KingScience,, Jaz & Harjit (YouTwoTV), The Food Ranger,Sara Hesri, CaptainPuffy,HannahxxRose, Sanna,Wil Dasovich, and Zahra – Muslimthicc.
These stars — as well as the previously announced Featured Creators and speakers such as Supercar Blondie, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Naz, Kaj, Ruby Rose, Sandra Sahi, Lea Makhoul, Fun For Louis,and Noor Stars, will take centre stage representing a diverse range of social platforms.
VidCon Abu Dhabi’s priority is the health and safety of its attendees, sponsors, speakers, creators, and staff. Organisers are working closely with ADNEC, the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and DCT Abu Dhabi to ensure a positive, and COVID-safe VidCon experience.
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Official sponsors of VidCon Abu Dhabi 2021 include Air, Alfan, Candylicious, Hu Management, Jellysmack, MindBerry, MTV, NasAcademy, Nickelodeon, Paramount+, PopNetwork, and Whalar.
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VidCon is the world’s largest event for fans, creators, executives and brands who are passionate about online video and building diverse communities. Their flagship show, VidCon US, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, welcoming 75,000 attendees and over 120 brand exhibitors. VidCon continued its global expansion this year, announcing the first-ever VidCon Asia Summit, which is set for December 2019, and VidCon Mexico, coming in 2020, adding to its roster of international events in Australia and London. VidCon was founded by veteran YouTube creators John and Hank Green (Vlogbrothers) and was acquired by Viacom in 2018.
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About the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) drives the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism sectors, fuels economic progress and helps achieve Abu Dhabi’s wider global ambitions. By working in partnership with the organizations that define the Emirate’s position as a leading international destination, DCT Abu Dhabi strives to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the Emirate’s potential, coordinate effort and investment, deliver innovative solutions, and use the best tools, policies and systems to support the culture and tourism industries.
DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision is defined by the Emirate’s people, heritage, and landscape. We work to enhance Abu Dhabi’s status as a place of authenticity, innovation, and unparalleled experiences, represented by its living traditions of hospitality, pioneering initiatives, and creative thought.
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