Inside the lives of Dubai’s ‘super rich’ kids

With exotic pets, luxury cars and celebrity friends, Dubai’s ‘Rich Kids of Instagram’ live a life of unimaginable luxury. But is it all as it seems?

There’s always an element of showing off in every social media post, but Dubai’s young influencers are on another level entirely.

Rashed Belhasa, known to his fans as Money Kicks, is a 15-year-old who has amassed almost 600,000 Instagram followers with his photos of exotic pets, luxury travel and celebrity encounters.

Moe Jabry, who goes by Moe Money, fills his feed with supercars set amid the Dubai skyline.

They have created business opportunities by promoting a luxurious lifestyle – but what goes on behind the scenes?

Video by Alessandro Pavone. Additional editing by Trevor Sochocki.

To comment on this story or anything else you have seen on BBC Capital, please head over to our Facebookpage or message us on Twitter.

If you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter called "If You Only Read 6 Things This Week". A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Culture, Capital and Travel, delivered to your inbox every Friday.