The first annual FACT Dining Awards ceremony will take place on November 20 at the iconic Hilton Dubai Jumeirah.The event will be a joint launch party for the brand new local lifestyle title which launched in October 2017 in Dubai.64 awards will be given out across 32 categories covering hundreds of venues.Around 400 guests will be invited to a complimentary, sociable evening of five-star food and drinks. FACT Dining Awards is part of a wider initiative by FACT M.E. with annual ceremonies in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar, too…
FACT Dubai Magazine will host its very first annual dining awards on November 20 at the iconic Hilton Dubai Jumeirah. A fun and glamorous awards ceremony which heralds the launch of the Dubai edition has been much-anticipated following a popular online public voting campaign. Close to 400 guests will be invited to mingle, whilst enjoying a night of great company and food and drink, as the winners from the 32 categories are announced.
The who’s who of Dubai’s hospitality industry are set to turn out for the exciting celebration, with top GMs, F&B Directors, Chefs, Marketing and PR professionals, as well as selected Dubai bloggers and social media influencers confirmed to attend. Embodying FACT’s down-to-earth and fun approach, the event will be a laid-back and casual affair with lots of fabulous food, free-flowing drinks and a lively vibe.
Speaking ahead of the event, Greg Hughes, CEO at Nans Group Publishing, said: “We are absolutely delighted to bring our successful regional dining awards to Dubai. With so many excellent venues covering a great number of cuisines, it is time for Dubai’s food lovers and experts to have their say and vote for their favourites.
“The FACT Dining Awards has become a highlight on the hospitality calendar in the region and we hope to replicate the same prestige and popularity in Dubai. We are honoured to be able to recognise and award the efforts of all the hard work that the food and beverage outlets put in to plating up the best dishes every day,” he added. “To coincide with this, we will mark the arrival of a brand new fiercely local lifestyle magazine in Dubai, making sure that FACT is the top choice for food, arts, culture and travel in the Emirates and beyond.”
The FACT Dining Awards recognises excellence in the food and beverage industry, with winners awarded based on both public vote and critics’ opinion. Each category was given two awards, the BEST and the FAVOURITE. The latter is the result of a popular choice decided through online voting, and the former is the critic’s choice decided by an independent panel of food bloggers, the FACT editorial team and industry experts in Dubai.
Social media is a buzz too as excitement for the dining awards ramps up. The online voting form is now live at www.fact-magazine.com and readers can keep an eye on our Facebook (/FACTDubai) and instagram (@factmagazine) for exclusive competitions in the lead up to the night of the awards.
This month will also see the eighth annual FACT Dining Awards take place in Bahrain at the five-star Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa. The FACT Dining Awards have also enjoyed three years of successful campaigns in Abu Dhabi and Qatar, with hundreds of venues awarded for excellence over the years.
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