In this edition of Celebrity Travel Addicts, we speak with Na’el Abu Alteen, a former engineer from Jordan who now works as a travel host and a full-time travel and lifestyle influencer in Dubai. We speak with him about how his passion for travel began, his favorite things to do in one of his top travel destinations, his advice to anyone who wants to travel, and much more! Check out his recommendations for travelers when they visit Jordan and Dubai and find out where he’s headed next!
How did your passion for travel get started?
What does travel mean to you? Why do you feel it’s so important?
How many days/weeks do you travel in any given year? What are the types of places you like to visit?
You began your professional life as an engineer, but you’re now a full-time digital creator. What inspired the shift in your career and how did it come about?
The photos on your Instagram account showcase beautiful places around the world as well as delicious food and your incredible personal style. What are some of your favorite men’s style tips?
You were born and raised in Jordan but now call Dubai home. What makes Jordan and Dubai such great travel destinations? What do you suggest people do in both places when they visit?
What do you want audiences to gain and learn from your work?
What are the top three destinations you’ve visited?
Give us your ‘Top 5’ list for one of your top 3 destinations. Like a mini-guide or a to-do list of sorts. It can be anything from your favorite hotel, the best place to have lunch, the best sightseeing, etc.
How many countries have you visited so far?
What are your top 3 favorite cuisines?
What is your favorite restaurant in the world? What dish do you recommend there?
What is your favorite travel movie?
What is your favorite international airport?
Which city had the friendliest people?
Who is your favorite travel companion?
My brother, Wael Abu Alteen.
What is the best way to kill time while traveling?
Watching a movie or editing some pictures and videos.
What is the most exotic place your career has taken you?
I usually go to a luxury destination and never anything happens to me.
What is your best bit of travel advice for someone who wants to, or is about to, embark on a life of travel?
Don’t think too much! Get ready and take your next flight! Life is too short to think too much.
What are 4 things you could never travel without?
What is your ultimate dream destination?
What is your favorite travel quote?
Who said that the world is too big! Now I can see the world from my phone.
Where are you headed next?
Hey, my name is Na’el Abu Alteen. I’m a full-time lifestyle/travel influencer (digital creator), I live in Dubai, and I travel around the world! I started my social media journey in 2013 during my last year in the faculty of engineering. In the past 5 years, I arranged my daily life between being an engineer and a social media influencer. This year, I decided to quit engineering and focus on my passion, which is being a full-time digital creator.
I have worked with many international and local brands, more than 500 luxury hotels around the world, more than 15 tourism boards, and 8 airlines.
I was the presenter of a live television show on Alaan TV in 2019, I am a brand ambassador for many brands, and I opened my own boutique at Boutiqaat in 2019.