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5 Things You Never Knew About Enjy Kiwan, the Host of the 2024 Vogue Ball of Arabia

The 2024 edition of the Vogue Ball of Arabia takes place tonight, and will see Egyptian actress Enjy Kiwan play host on stage. Before you see her at the ball, discover some fun facts about her here.



Vogue Arabia’s most awaited event of the year, the Vogue Ball of Arabia, is almost here, and it promises to be as opulent as ever. This year’s theme falls in line with the ever-evolving mermaidcore obsession that has taken over the world since the release of The Little Mermaid last year. With Halle Bailey’s Ariel came glistening tails in iridescent hues, glitters, luxurious waves, all shades of blue, and of course, pearls in all forms.

Following the oceanic theme, the Ball of Arabia is paying homage to the sea and the UAE simultaneously with this year’s mystical ‘Mermaids of the Gulf’ theme. But the nod to the underwater world extends far beyond just the ball’s dress code. The Arabian Sea has been a crucial factor in the region’s economic growth for decades, and the rich pearl-diving industry remains embedded among the UAE’s treasured traditions. To honor its significance, the 2024 Ball of Arabia has partnered with Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG), established in 1996 under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and leadership awarded to Major Ali Saqer Sultan Al Suwaidi. Using its ever-growing reach, the 2024 edition will dedicate itself to raising awareness about EMEG’s incredible efforts to preserve biodiversity in the United Arab Emirates.

Taking place on February 15, the 2024 edition of the Ball of Arabia will be held at Dubai’s most luxurious hotel, Atlantis the Royal, in partnership with Hongqi, Amaffi, and Komos. Like every edition before it, the ball will bring together a sparkling guest list of royalty, celebrities, VIPs, and influencers, and will treat guests to intimate, exclusive musical performances. Along with that, the 2024 edition of the Vogue Ball of Arabia will be hosted by none other than Egyptian actress and influencer Enji Kiwan. But before you see her take over our stage, why not get to know her a little better?


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Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Enjy Kiwan

She is a Dubai kind… kind of

Despite her Egyptian origins, Enjy Kiwan, like a lot of UAE residents, was born and brought up in the capital city of UAE, in Abu Dhabi. Despite traveling globally, the actress has chosen to call Dubai her home, and raises her two boys in the city.

You’ll never guess the industry she originally started her career in

Before her creative journey kickes off, Kiwan majored in finance at the American University of Dubai, and previously worked as an investment analyst. However, she soon found her calling and enrolled at a media academy to explore her love of being in front of the camera, and has since been a senior correspondent on Abu Dhabi TV, and hosted several esteemed events.

She is the lead actress for not one, but two shows

Kiwan’s first acting role was for El Wad3 Mistqr, where she was cast in the lead role of Nadine. Her commendable performance garnered her a lot of love and praise from her fans and fellow actors, leading to a second role in Beit El Ma3ady, as Nora. After her debut role, the actress has also worked in a selection of movies, as well as a Ramadan series.

She is a philanthropist

The multifaceted artist is not only passionate about her craft but social issues too, and is very involved with several organizations and NGOs including UNICEF, Egyptian Food Bank, and more. She is very outspoken about bringing a stop to bullying, and utilizes her platform to raise awareness for the issue. Kiwan once also professed that she herself has been a victim of bullying in school, and therefore feels passionately about combating it.

She made her Hollywood debut last year 

In 2023, the Egyptian beauty made her Hollywood debut with Paradox Effect, an action thriller which was directed and produced by Emmy nominee Scott Weintrob. She shared the screen with other renowned talents including Olga Kurylenko, Harvey Keitel, and Talia Asseraf.

Save the date for the Vogue Ball of Arabia taking place on February 15, 2024, at Atlantis the Royal, and watch this space for more details.

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