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Omar soon moved to Dubai with his family, where he spent his early years. He’s not the only child in the family as he has a younger brother Aid Borkan Al Gala, who is also engaged in the entertainment industry, working as a fashion model. Omar started writing poetry at the age of 12, while his interest in photography initiated early as well. He completed his secondary education in the Abu Obaida Ahjarah Public School in Dubai, then entered the Faculty of Executive Hotels International Institute to study hotel management, and later continued his study in Vancouver, Canada.
However, Omar is mostly known as a model; he started his modeling career at the age of 18 in Saudi Arabia, being noticed for his charisma and masculinity. In Canada, he has become the face of a number of brands, including Samsung. Omar is active on social media, on which he is sharing his photos and videos. He has almost 2.5 million followers on Facebook and more than 96,000 followers on Instagram. ‘The man of integrity’ is the moniker given him by his admirers. As described by the media, Omar is catching attention with his ‘masculine beauty, seductive eyes, and mysterious gaze’. These traits earned him public recognition not only in the Middle East but in the West as well.
An incident happened to Omar back in 2013 that immediately made him widely known, with the world believing that he was deported from Saudi Arabic for being ‘too hot’. According to Arabic media, three men were expelled from a cultural festival for their ‘too masculine’ looks, and one of them was believed to be Omar. The rumors were followed by public resentment in social media aimed at the conservative regime of Saudi Arabia in particular, and the whole Middle East in general. Only two years later Omar revealed the truth spoke to the press about the occasion – that was really him, he said, who got ‘kicked out’ from the festival for attracting female fans more than appropriate in Saudi Arabian culture, so the religious police made him leave. Omar was never deported from the country, he just left the next day to Vancouver on personal affairs. Even so, his name got tied up to the title of the ‘Arab sex symbol’. Apart from that, he lives a quiet life in Canada focused on his family and work. He has never faced any other controversy in his career.
Talking about his personal life, since 2015 Omar has been married to Yasmin Oweidah, a fashion designer from Jordan. Yasmin is a graduate of ESMOD French Fashion University located in Dubai, and is working hard on her career. Together they raise a son named Diyab. Besides work and family life, Omar has a hobby; he is collecting high-class cars. There are several of them in his garage already, including Lamborghini, Porsche and a Mercedes G55, a luxury SUV given for his 25th birthday.
- Full Name: Omar Borkan Al Gala
- Net Worth: $10 Million
- Date Of Birth: September 23, 1989
- Place Of Birth: Baghdad, Iraq
- Height: 1.93 m
- Profession: Poet
- Education: Abu Obaida Ahjarah Public School
- Nationality: Iraqi, Emirati
- Spouse: Yasmin Oweidah
- Siblings: Ain Borkan Al Gala
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omarborkanalgala
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omarborkan/
- IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5912509/