The Gulf Business Awards 2024 is the perfect platform to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the Gulf region.

The awards offer a great opportunity to showcase your hard work,dedication and innovation and to gain recognition from your industry peers.

So make sure you mark your calendar and get ready to join us in recognising the best and brightest in the world of business.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre

Time: 7:30 PM

Date: 24 September 2024

Want to know more about our awards program?

Categories 2024

Business Excellence Awards

  • SME of the Year
  • Sustainability Company of the Year
  • Disruptive Company of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year
  • Marcomms Leader of the Year
  • Young Achiever of the Year
  • Company of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • ESG Initiative of the Year
  • PPP Initiative of the Year

Banking Finance & Investment

  • Online Trading Company of the Year
  • Investment Company of the Year
  • Banking Company of the Year
  • Finance Advisory Company of the Year
  • Banking Finance & Investment Business Leader of the Year

Real Estate Construction

  • Lifestyle Project of the Year
  • Real Estate Agency
  • Developer of the Year
  • Innovative Project of the Year
  • Project of the Year
  • PropTech Company of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year

Tourism & Hospitality

  • Tourism Company of the Year
  • Tourism Business Leader of the Year
  • Hospitality Company of the Year
  • Hospitality Business Leader of the Year


  • Retail Company of the Year
  • Retail Business of Leader of the Year

Transport & Logistics

  • Transport and Logistics Company of the Year
  • Transport and Logistics Business Leader of the Year


  • Healthcare Company of the Year
  • Healthcare Leader of the Year


  • Clean Energy Company of the Year
  • Energy Company of the Year
  • Energy Business Leader of the Year


I am incredibly honoured and humbled to receive this award and be recognised for my work. I would like to thank Motivate Media Group for being part of my journey over the years. It has been great to watch the company’s evolution and impact on the field of media and publishing in the country.

Isobel Abulhoul, CEO and Trustee, Emirates Literature Foundation, co-founder of Magrudy’s and winner of the Gulf Business Lifetime Achievement Award 2023

I am thrilled and delighted that I have been selected to receive this special award. I attribute it absolutely and totally to our team of staff and the effort they make in making our business successful and, of course, to our Chairman HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who was also honoured with the same award in 2017.

Colm McLoughlin, executive vice chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free and winner of the Gulf Business Lifetime Achievement Award 2021

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Judging Criteria


A company or business leader's innovative ideas or products that can create value and solve important problems, while also having the potential to be scaled up and sustained over the long term.

Financial Results

Companies that have achieved exceptional financial results and promote best practices in financial management.

Service Delivery

The ability to provide excellent service to all stakeholders including customers, partners and suppliers.

Corporate Social Responsibility

A company’s efforts to give something back to wider society in terms of mentorship, environmental concerns, charity and corporate social responsibility.


Companies that have demonstrated significant growth and expansion in their business.

Product Quality

The ability to deliver exceptional, innovative, customer-oriented products of the highest quality


For Editorial and Nomination

Gareth van Zyl

For Partnership

Manish Chopra

For Event Enquiries

Rehman Shaikh

For Marketing & Media Partnerships

Priyadarshini Rampuria