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Middle East Event Show
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Exhibition & Seminars: 18 & 19 June 2025
Awards: 19 June 2025

Recognise and celebrate world-class events at the Middle East Event Awards

Awards Ceremony: 13 June 2024, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Join us as we honour and applaud the outstanding achievements of the events and entertainment industry in the Middle East.

THE SHORTLISTED NOMINEES ARE...

Best Arts and Culture Event

  • Designlab Experience for Layali Diriyah 2024
  • Eventify Entertainment for SOLE DXB
  • Expo City Dubai for Dhai Dubai Light Art Festival
  • fischerAppelt Qatar for TEDinArabic
  • ImaginExperience for Ikmah After Dark - Al Ula
  • Saudi Arabia Ministry of Culture, Visual Arts Commission for RSH Street Art Festival

Best Association / Corporate Meeting

  • Capital 360 Event Experiences for 13th WTO Ministerial Conference
  • DXB LIVE, Dubai World Trade Centre for COP28
  • EVENTIFY ENTERTAINMENT for ARAB MEDIA FORUM 2023
  • Identity Events Management for RLM
  • Mosaic Live Communications for MBZUAI Graduation Ceremony
  • Qatar Vision Production Company ”QVision” for Ground Breaking Ceremony - North Field Gas Expansion Project

Best Community Event

  • Black Orange Live for GovGames 2024
  • Eventify Entertainment for BUBBLE RUN
  • Memories Events Management for Lai Ba
  • Musical Theatre Dubai - MTDXB for The Addams Family - A New Musical
  • Nas Company for Nas Summit Dubai
  • Tahaluf for LEAP 2024


Best Employer of the Year

  • ELECTRA
  • Far and Beyond
  • People
  • Qatar Vision Production Company ”QVision”
  • Tahaluf
  • Viola Communications

Best Entertainment Production

  • ARTISTS IN MOTION MIDDLE EAST for Dubai World Cup Closing Ceremony 2023
  • Black Orange Live in partnership with Saudi Motorsport Company for F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024 Fan Zone
  • Black Orange Live in partnership with Saudi Motorsport Company for Saudi Dakar 2024 Closing Ceremony
  • fischerAppelt Qatar for The Grand Automotive Week
  • People for 52nd UAE Union Day
  • People for Zayed International Airport Launch

Best Event Logistics Provider of the Year

  • All Things Live
  • EFM Global
  • Full Cycle
  • Memories Events Management
  • MISSION GLOBAL
  • MOTUS | ONE

Best Event Marketing Campaign of the Year

  • Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi & Ethara for Abu Dhabi Showdown Week - UFC 294
  • Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) for Saadiyat Nights (Under the Stars)
  • MENA Live Events for Taste of Abu Dhabi 2023
  • MENA Live Events for Taste of Dubai 2024
  • Tahaluf for LEAP 2024
  • The Collective for Lux 100 Years

Best Event on a Budget

  • Cosmos Events for Corporate Happiness Awards
  • dmg events for Egypt Mining Forum
  • No1 Events for UAE PRO LEAGUE AWARDS 2022 - 2023
  • Noble Events for McLaren 750S Road Drive
  • TishTash Communications, IVF Support UAE and NOW Fertility for Quite Possibly The First EVER Egg Freezing Ladies Night
  • Viola Communications for DIFC Sculpture Park Launch: 2nd Edition

Best Event Photography & Videography

  • All Things Live Middle East
  • Arc Series Production
  • DXB LIVE, Dubai World Trade Centre
  • Kapturise
  • Pico International LLC
  • SocialEyez


Best Event Space Design & Décor

  • Designlab Experience for Bedayat (KSA Founding Day)
  • Eventify Entertainment for SOLE DXB
  • Memories Events Management for Cartier Suhoor Night
  • Nuevo Design for Winter Garden - Nakheel Mall
  • Pico EMEA for Saudia: The Brand Launch Experience
  • The Ether for Dubai Watch Week 2023


Best Exhibition of the Year

  • Capital Events Part of ADNEC Group for IDEX NAVDEX
  • dmg events for Big 5 Construct Saudi
  • Informa Markets for Arab Health by Informa Markets
  • Informa Markets for Dubai Airshow
  • Messe Frankfurt Middle East for Intersec
  • Tahaluf for LEAP 2024

Best Festival of the Year

  • AVANTGARDE for Liwa Village
  • fischerAppelt Qatar for The Grand Automotive Week
  • MENA Live Events for Taste of Abu Dhabi 2023
  • Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and People for Maritime Heritage Festival 2024
  • Red Sea Film Foundation for Red Sea International Film Festival
  • UNTOLD for UNTOLD Dubai

Best Light & Sound Solution

  • All Things Live Middle East for Ed Sheeran Live In Concert
  • BeWunder for Emirates Dubai 7S
  • Black Orange Live in partnership with Productionglue for Saudi Games Fan Zone and Closing Ceremony 2023
  • Creative Technology for Dubai World Cup Closing Ceremony
  • mediaPro International in association with MICE International for Saudi Tour Opening Ceremony
  • RED PEPPER EVENTS 

Best Music Event

  • All Things Live Middle East for Ed Sheeran Live In Concert
  • Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT) for Saadiyat Nights (Under the Stars)
  • Ethara for Yasalam After-Race Concerts
  • Fever for Candlelight Concerts
  • The Fridge Entertainment for Ben&Ben Live Concert in Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai
  • UNTOLD for UNTOLD Dubai

Best Social Event

  • Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons for Dubai Watch Week 2023
  • Qatar Vision Production Company ”QVision” for Ground Breaking Ceremony - North Field Gas Expansion Project
  • SM Productions Events llc for Damac Annual Gala Dinner
  • The Big Night Events for Beauty & The Majesty
  • The Big Night Events for Rue De Luxe
  • Viola Communications for DIFC Sculpture Park Launch: 2nd Edition

Best Sporting Event

  • Arada for World Skateboarding Tour 2024 - Street
  • Black Orange Live in partnership with Saudi Motorsport Company for F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024
  • Black Orange Live in partnership with Saudi Motorsport Company for Saudi Dakar 2024
  • Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) & Ethara for Abu Dhabi Showdown Week - UFC 294
  • Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) & Ethara for The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 Presented by ADQ
  • Ethara for Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Best Staffing Agency

  • ESMOS Recruitment
  • Event Lab
  • JAM Event Services
  • Shine 
  • THA Staffing
  • Xenial Events

Best Stand Design & Build

  • Buildup for IDEX 2023
  • Capital 360 Event Experiences for GITEX 2023
  • Designlab Experience for Cityscape Global
  • DXB LIVE, Dubai World Trade Center for Arab Health 2024
  • Miraj Arabia Company for Advertising Materials for Saudi Plastics & Petrochem 2023
  • ImpressIV - Takamol for Leap 2024

Best Supplier of the Year

  • Dance It Out Dubai
  • DXB LIVE, Dubai World Trade Centre
  • ELECTRA
  • Energie Entertainment
  • GES
  • The Fridge Entertainment


Best Sustainability Initiative

  • Aggreko
  • Black Orange Live
  • ELECTRA & RECAPP by Veolia
  • FRESH ON TABLE
  • Identity Events Management
  • People

Best Temporary Venue or Structure

  • Al Laith Group for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - Formula 1 in Jeddah
  • Arena Group for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - Formula 1
  • Capital 360 Event Experiences for Union Fortress 9
  • Designlab Experience for Bedayat (KSA Founding Day)
  • DXB LIVE, Dubai World Trade Centre for COP28, For housing the Ministry of Education Greening Education Hub
  • People for 52nd UAE Union Day

Best Use of New Technology at an Event

  • Alt Enter (A Division of The Eventagrate Group) for Artificial Intelligence Centrepiece (Digital Twin)
  • Creative Factory for Real-time tracking using Blacktrax
  • Creative Technology for AR camera
  • Expo City Dubai for Large Scale Real-Time Content Creation
  • Qatar Vision Production Company ”QVision” for Immersive Technology
  • Viola Communications for WAM HORIZONS

Best Venue

  • ADNEC Centre Abu Dhabi
  • Coca-Cola Arena
  • Dubai World Trade Centre
  • Etihad Arena
  • Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences
  • The Fridge Warehouse

Best Video Solution

  • Artists In Motion Middle East for Liwa 2024 Festival
  • Creative Technology for 52nd UAE Union Day Ceremony
  • Creative Technology for AFC Cup Final Opening Ceremony 
  • Creative Technology for Red Sea International Film Festival
  • DXB LIVE, Dubai World Trade Centre for Tahakom Leap Stand
  • mediaPro International for Bureau Béatrice (One Za’abeel Opening Ceremony)

Best Wedding Event of the Year

  • 7PQRS for Luxurious Arab Wedding
  • Designlab Experience for Jardin D’hiver
  • ROYAL WEDDING for WHAT IS THE RIGHT MOMENT!
  • Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai
  • Vivaah Weddings for Love Beyond The Stars

Industry Icon

  • Andy Reardon from Creative Technology
  • Caroline Bee from Pico International LLC
  • Fahad Al Seyabi from MOTUS | ONE
  • Mark Fogwill from People
  • Martin Luiz from SLS production Middle East
  • Michail Panagiotakis from Viola Communications

Outstanding Brand Activation Event

  • Capital 360 Event Experiences for ADQ Carnival
  • Eventify Entertainment for PORSCHE CAYENNE LAUNCH
  • fischerAppelt Qatar for The Grand Automotive Week
  • Noble Events for McLaren 750S Road Drive
  • Pico International Bahrain W.L.L. for Bapco Energies Brand Launch
  • TishTash Communications and FUJIFILM Middle East for FUJIFILM INSTAX mini 12 Launch - 80s Takeover at Roll DXB

Young Achiever of the Year

  • Hassan Al Asmawi from Messe Frankfurt Middle East
  • Kitty Draper from Tahaluf
  • Maddy Spicer from MENA Live Events
  • Natasha Abourrousse from Noble Events
  • Omar Al Farooq from MOTUS | ONE
  • Tariq Alabdulla from DXB LIVE