We look ahead to the 2018 Gulf Busi­ness Awards, tak­ing place this month

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The Gulf Busi­ness Awards is tak­ing place this month at the Oberoi, Dubai ho­tel – a cel­e­bra­tion of the most suc­cess­ful, in­no­va­tive, and re­spected com­pa­nies and in­di­vid­u­als in the Gulf re­gion.

On Tues­day, Septem­ber 10, awards will be pre­sented in 18 cat­e­gories, as well as the highly sought af­ter over­all Com­pany of the Year, Busi­ness Leader of the Year, and Life­time Achieve­ment awards.

Busi­ness leader and com­pany awards will be handed out across the avi­a­tion and trans­port, bank­ing, en­ergy, real es­tate, re­tail, health­care and tourism and hos­pi­tal­ity cat­e­gories. A fur­ther four busi­ness ex­cel­lence awards will cel­e­brate busi­ness­women, hap­pi­ness and pos­i­tiv­ity ini­tia­tives, in­no­va­tors and SMEs of the year.

Past win­ners have in­cluded the lead­ers of some of the re­gion’s most well-known com­pa­nies from the Gulf, in­clud­ing Emi­rates, Dubai Air­ports, Emaar, Emi­rates NBD, Ca­reem and Souq.com.

Pre­vi­ous Life­time Achieve­ment award win­ners have in­cluded Emi­rates chair­man His High­ness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Mak­toum, GEMS founder Sunny Varkey and Emaar chair­man Mo­hamed Alab­bar.

The awards fea­tures a panel of five judges in­clud­ing Mumz­world. com CEO and founder Mona Ataya, Mo­ti­vate manag­ing part­ner and group edi­tor-in-chief Ian Fairser­vice, Cres­cent En­ter­prises CEO Badr Jadar, Kanoo Group chair­man Mishal Kanoo and Gulf Busi­ness edi­tor Neil King. And for the first time, the awards have been open to a pub­lic vote – serv­ing as the ‘sixth judge’ across all 18 cat­e­gories.

For those wish­ing to rub shoul­ders with the re­gion’s busi­ness elite, tick­ets to the gala event are avail­able at awards.gulfbusi­ness.com/2018.

De­tails of the win­ners will be avail­able on gulfbusi­ness.com af­ter the cer­e­mony.

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