Dubai, UAE – Adnan AlKateb world renowned Arab media personality is on the finishing touches of his long awaited “Encyclopedia of the Famous” which is a collection of exclusive and never known details and pictures of celebrities and personalities he has interviewed during his career.
The story of Adnan Alkateb is truly an inspiration. From humble beginning Adnan AlKateb a British national of Syrian origins started his career in journalism as an editorial manager of a political newspaper in his country Syria, it wasn’t long when his work started to be widely recognized and he moved to work at the Arab Press House in London, UK after a few years Adnan moved to Dubai, UAE where he currently holds the position of Editorial Manager of Hia Magazine – SRPC.
Adnan AlKateb has interviewed a record number of celebrities with more than 1000 world renowned personalities it won’t be long when he is featured within the Guinness book of world records. He is currently working on publishing ‘’The Encyclopedia of Celebrities” that promises never before revealed information and secrets about many celebrities and Arab as well as international figures it will also include exclusive pictures no one owns except him.
Adnan Al Kateb is known to his followers as the “interviewer of the famous” was ranked number 1 in the category of the most important international figures in electronic media website by the international website StarCount that evaluates media, websites, and social networking. Adnan surpassed famous celebrities, social media sites, and international companies, such as Christiano Ronaldo, Justin Bieber, Shakira, Katy Perry, FIFA World Cup 2014, BBC News, CNN and others. In fact, he is not only ranked number 1 on this global list, but he is also the only Arab on its top 100.
His Facebook page that currently has 8.8 million fans and had gained more than 2 million “likes” within 14 months of its launch, a record number which has not been achieved by any other Arab journalist since the launch of Facebook. His Instagram page has almost 830k fans featuring posts of his interviews with famous personalities.
This is an exceptional achievement for the Arab journalist who is known for his love for Dubai where he has been living for more than 10 years. Adnan has an experience of over 25 years as well as strong connections and friendships with celebrities and stars from the world of movies, arts, finance and business. He has succeeded in translating these relations into Arab and International interviews with personalities that a huge number of journalists in the world dream of meeting. Most of his interviews are published in Hia magazine which is the leading Arabic luxury lifestyle magazine.
Adnan has interviewed some of the Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Monica Bellucci, Julia Roberts, Gisele Bundchen, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Adams, Beyonce, Diane Kruger, Laetitia Casta and Kate Bosworth to local businesswomen and leading young Emirati women such as Mona Bin Kalli, Lamia Abdulaziz Khan, Samira Abdul Aziz, Amna Binhendi and Hind Abdul Hamied Seddiqi.
Adnan’s proudest professional moment? His interview with HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein after her marriage to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum where she said: “I’m happy because I have found my prince and my knight.”
Adnan also runs his website Adnanalkateb.com which holds all his past published interviews and is a reference for a lot of journalists. He is also managing multiple social media accounts. Some of his accounts are dedicated with quotes to inspire the Arab youth with wisdom and advice on being better version of themselves.
Adnan speaking about Dubai “I love Dubai as a city. An immense love connects me with Dubai and its people, and I consider my residence in Dubai with my close family as one of the most important secrets of my success as the city provides us with all what we need especially security and safety along with all means of convenience and comfort. That’s why, as many have noticed, I often reflect my strong bond with Dubai and its people through my publications and my tweets, and I’m not exaggerating when I describe it as the best city in the world when it comes to progress, culture and safety.”
He is also one of the few British journalists of Arab origin that have the protection, support and immunity of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) as he has been one of its active members since more than 20 years.