XPEDITION Magazine, Dubai’s leading luxury travel and fashion magazine, has launched the first edition of XPEDITION Annual Gala Awards on Friday, September 20th at the Grand Millennium Hotel.

The Gala Awards, in partnership with Smile Train, a nonprofit organization and charity providing corrective surgery for children with cleft lip and palate, hosted over 20 awards in different categories. The Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray was recognized as Woman of the Year along with other top awardees – Sheika Afra Al Basti, Top Royal Awardee and
Sheikh Awad bin Mohammad Al Mujreen, Man of the Year represented by Sheikh Hamad bin Mejren, Senior Vice President Dubai Corporation for Tourism & Commerce Marketing.

Other winners are:
Al Rostamani Suzuki – Car Distributor of the Year

MPQ Tourism – Travel Agency of the Year

West 14th – Restaurant of the Year

Ahmed Tahnoon – Restaurateur of the Year

Vagelyn Federico – Hotel Professional of the Year

Feras Al Sadek – Marketing Professional of the Year

Jan Hanak – Hotel GM of the Year

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection, Desert Resort and Spa – Hotel of the Year

Gulnar Baravia – Most Promising Fashion Designer of the Year

Rahil Hesan & Alina Anwar – Best New Designer of the Year

Goshopia – Ecommerce Fashion House of the Year

Amato Couture – Couture House of the Year

Furne One & Michael Cinco – Fashion Designer of the Year

Iman Oubou – International Women Advocate of the Year

Noah Offord – Student of the Year

Sana Maarawi – Artist of the Year

Anna Demis – Entertainer of the Year

Hyku Desesto & Brian Carl Campos – Photographer of the Year

Dr. Rain Osman – Doctor of the Year

Dr. Rex Bacarra – Innovator of the Year

Glitzy Robles & Elli Kasbi – Entrepreneur of the Year

The evening was serenaded by Dubai’s homegrown local artists and musicians such as Anna Demis, Danny Aridi, Isabel Canada Luna and Ibby VK.

It was definitely a night of glitz, glamour and purpose. A night to celebrate talent, excellence and greatness. Watch out for XPEDITION Annual Gala Awards Year 2 – the XAGA continues..

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