On Saturday, February 23rd, Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, opened its doors to over 400 guests of The Luxury Network International Awards 2019, presented by CAEL, under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.
On a red carpet flanked by three pristine Rolls-Royce vehicles, attendees were greeted by H.E. Mr Fares Ghattas, Global CEO of The Luxury Network International, and Mrs Amal Shouman Sleiman, President of CAEL. The occasion brought together more than 50 luxury brands from over 15 countries representing Europe, CIS, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the United States. The Gala was attended by representatives from luxury brands, humanitarian organizations, diplomatic missions, and international branches of The Luxury Network.
After the guests and honorees took their seats inside the Caesars Bluewaters Dubai Forum ballroom, H.E. Fares, Mrs. Amal, and the nightʼs presenters, Jessica Karam and Yasser Al Shamrani, welcomed everyone to the Great Gatsby-themed celebration. Throughout the evening, the presentation of the awards was interspersed with performances of musical hits by Yara, Manal Mallat, Dina Hayek, Walid Al Jasem, Walid Toufic, and Hatem Al Iraqi.
The awards were presented to innovators in several categories of the luxury sector, as well as humanitarian personalities and successful business leaders.
The winners of each category included the following:
- Woman of The Year: H.E. May Chidiac
- Humanitarian Award: Mrs Maha Kaddoura
- Beauty Icon: Miss Universe 1971 Georgina Rizk
- Luxury SUV of the Year: Rolls-Royce Cullinan
- Business of the Year: GET Group Holding
- Luxury Logistics Company of the Year: Masterpiece International
- Luxury Coffee Brand of the Year: Maison Samira Maatouk
- Luxury Developer of the Year: Sobha Group
- Law Firm of the Year: International Advocate Legal Services (IALS)
- Luxury Hair Innovator of the Year: AS Experts
- Luxury Bag of the Year: Kwanpen
- Luxury Jewelry Designer of the Year: Seba Jamal
- Luxury Flower Designer of the Year: Bella Flora
- Luxury Stars on Board: Yousef Harb
- Luxury Real Estate Company of the Year: Mallorca Properties
- Luxury Hotel of the Year: Caesars Bluewaters Dubai
- Luxury Design Innovation: Drees & Sommer
- Best European Property Development: Lustica Bay
- Investment Platform of the Year: Envestors
- Investment Company of the Year: Amanat Holdings
- Charity of the Year: Rashid Centre for People of Determination
Proceeds of The Luxury Network International Awards 2019 will be donated to The Luxury Networkʼs charity partner in the UAE, the Rashid Center for People with Determination, to help further their mission throughout the region. Ms. Mariam Othman, the Director of the Rashid Center, expressed her pleasure with the successful collaboration and her hope that the partnership between Rashid Center and The Luxury Network would be long and a fruitful one.
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