Instagram phenomenon and social media manager for her sister Huda Kattan who helped launch the Huda Beauty brand. She ran a blog called Alya's Fit Club between 2010 and late 2012.
She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and minors in Chemistry, Biology and Business.
She became infatuated with health and fitness and decided to pursue personal training. Extremely popular on Instagram she has over 2.1 million followers.
Born in Oklahoma, lived in Tennessee and later moved to the UAE in 2008. Her other sister besides Huda is Mona Kattan. She also has a brother named Khalid.
She and her sisters were dubbed the Kardashians of Dubai.