Congratulations to our winners

The Emirates Woman, Woman of the Year Awards 2018 took place at the Rixos Premium in Jumeirah Beach Residence on Wednesday 21 November. From 36 nominees, six winners were chosen from the prestigious categories of Achievers, Young Talent, #SheMeansBusiness, Humanitarian, Visionaries and Arts & Culture, chosen by a public vote. Meanwhile, two further women were awarded the much-coveted Life Time Achievement Award and the Emirates Woman, Woman of the Year Award, chosen by our panel of experts.

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There was live music, a three course a la carte dinner with Laura Buckwell MC’ing the event and a speech from Motivate Editorial Director, Gina Johnson.

The 2018 event had a Studio 54 theme, with many of the guests choosing to wear outfits from the notorious disco-era New York City club.

Guests enjoyed pop up activities including a photo booth a stand by Jean Paul Gaultier and a gift bag with treats from brands like Stefaniamode.com, George Jensen, Trevor Sorbie, No.7,  Bioderma, Aldo, Desigual, Parfois, Bo concept and Rebecca Minkoff.

The lead sponsor for the event was Vhernier, who supported the Arts & Culture category, while Facebook partnered with Emirates Woman for the #SheMeansBusiness category and Georg Jensen sponsored the Humanitarian category.

The eight winners on the evening were:

Achievers award – Alisha Moopen – executive director of Aster DM Healthcare

Young Talent award – Alia Al Neyadi – the first Emirati ballerina

#SheMeansBusiness award – Dina Ghandour – founder of yApparel

Humanitarian award – Dr Mai Al Jaber – acting medical director and public health medicine specialist at Healthpoint Abu Dhabi

Visionaries award – Kamilla Omarzay – founder of The Snack Society

Lifetime achievement award – Patricia Millns – Artist

Arts & Culture award – Batool Jafri – Mixed Media Visual Artist

Emirates Woman, Woman of the Year award – Dr Mai Al Jaber – acting medical director and public health medicine specialist at Healthpoint Abu Dhabi

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