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THE BIGGEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
COMPETITION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Created a decade ago, the Awards are all about motivating the nation’s 300,000 SMEs. They reward the thought leaders and the innovators who aspire to change how things are done.

Stars of Business is fair, scientific and audited. Winning isn’t just about commercial success – perhaps you’ll catch the Judges’ eye by being a model of governance and best practice.

The Awards are presented at a glamorous gala dinner, attended by Government representatives and the UAE’s key influencers and Captains of Industry.

Categories & Nomination
When you click ‘Nominate’, you can enter any of the 17 categories below.
Your entry will be assessed objectively by a Jury drawn from the private and public sectors.
We’ll invite the three top-placed companies in each section to our Awards gala evening on October 27th – where the winners will be announced for the first time.
There is one overall, ultimate winner – the Star of Business. You can’t enter for this category – it’s awarded as a People’s Choice by popular vote
Nominations open till 4pm GMT 24th Oct
All Awards
Industry Awards
People Awards
Star of Business
  • NBAD Star of Manufacturing
  • Property Agent
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Trade
  • E-Commerce
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Media
  • Professional services
  • Emirati Business Leader
  • Captain of Industry - Male
  • Captain of Industry - Female
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Sustainability
  • CSR
  • Star of Business (Overall Winner)
ADVISOR AND VALIDATION
PARTNER
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Every aspect of Stars of Business ME is audited and validated by PwC – PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

PwC is the largest professional services firm in the world, and Vault Accounting 50 has ranked the company as the most prestigious accounting firm globally for seven consecutive years. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries, 756 locations, with more than 208,100 people.

We are proud of a partnership reflecting the highest standards of excellence and objectivity.

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NOMINATIONS HAVE CLOSED NOW!
JURY
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HE MOHAMED AL MOHAIRI

Director General
ADCCI

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MAGELLAN MAKHLOUF

Co-Founder and Managing Director
CedarBridge Capital Partners

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ESSAM DISI

Director of Strategy and Policy
Mohammed Bin Rashid Est.

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DR VALERIE LINDSAY

Professor
American University of Sharjah