Mohanad Alwadiya honoured during the Distinctive International Arab Festivals Awards (DIAFA) as the Best Social Media Influencer of the year 2019


Mohanad Alwadiya, also known as The Wolf of Real Estate, a Multi-Media Influencer in the Middle East region was honoured with the Distinctive International Arab Festivals Awards (DIAFA) for his ongoing contributions as the best social media influencer of the year 2019, on Friday. While receiving the award, Mohanad addressing the gathering said, “Dubai is not just the city with the tallest towers and best infrastructure, Dubai is a city with a big heart. It’s the city of happiness, hope and giving and in 2019, Dubai and the UAE is the land of tolerance.”


This third edition of the DIAFA was held at the Atlantis The Palm, Dubai on 8th of February. DIAFA gathered celebrities from over 14 countries around the world on the red carpet live in front of over 9 television stations & 12 radio channels across the Middle East and abroad and all the media broadcasts. 24 distinguished International and Arab personalities were honored for their achievements and contributions.


During the event, DIAFA was trending as the number one topic on social media in the presence of VIP celebrities, honorees, bloggers and influencers.


DIAFA is held each year to honour distinguished International and Arab personalities, who are selected by a big qualified committee, for their annual achievements and contributions towards communities and societies betterment.

Every year DIAFA introduces renowned figures from various fields such as art, culture, music, business, and humanitarian services to the world.

The organizers have successfully conducted the largest and most renowned Beirut International Awards Festivals – BIAF event in Beirut for the past ten years. Dr. Michel Daher, the founder and president of DIAFA & BIAF said “DIAFA’s third edition was special because it was dedicated to the legend Om Kolthoum.”


The Best Social media influencer award is run for the second year and last year Mohammed Sal, the most renowned Saudi blogger won the title. The Jury Committee of DIAFA was composed of multi-discipline international experts, academicians and practitioners. The committee reviewed nominations and carefully selected recipients from the award categories who have performed distinguished and extraordinary annual professional and personal achievements. The Jury Committee of DIAFA took 8 factors into consideration while reviewing nominations and selecting recipients from the Best Social Media Influencer Award category for DIAFA 2019. The number of followers and likes were not part of the judging criteria because these can easily manipulated. They focused more on the quality of content, genuine engagement, influence and consistency of the shortlisted influencers. They also studied the overall presence of each influencer from a technical and content point of view.


In 2018, Mohanad Alwadiya was listed among the 100 most influential business personalities. He is a senior Advisor & Instructor at Dubai Land Department for over 10 years. He is also the CEO of award-winning Harbor Real Estate managing portfolios worth over AED 15 Billions. Mohanad is also the content-producer and presenter of “Muhima Akaria” the most viewed real estate reality-TV show on MBC1 & Author of best-seller “Landlording – from renting to financial freedom” book. Mohanad has OVER 2.5 million verified FOLLOWERS across Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Linkedin and Youtube.


Dr. Mike Wilson
Director, PR and Media
World Wide Media LLC