Karen Wazen
40 Women Behind Middle Eastern Brands 2021

Rank: 33

Karen Wazen

Brand: Karen Wazen

Category: Accessories

Establishment: 2018

Nationality: Lebanese-British

Headquarters: U.A.E.

Originally from Lebanon and now based in Dubai, Wazen is one of the biggest social media influencers in the Middle East, with over six million Instagram followers. Wazen launched her eponymous eyewear brand in 2018, with her pieces seen on celebrities such as Dua Lipa and Gabrielle Union. Her sunglasses are sold in the U.K., Egypt, Qatar, the U.A.E., Kuwait, and Lebanon. Wazen has also launched a mobile phone game titled “Karen Wazen—My World.”