By Anil Bhoyrul

Nominations for the prestigious Arabian Business Achievement Awards have opened, with the winners to be announced at a glittering ceremony on November 30th at Dubai’s Armani Hotel.

This year’s awards will span 15 categories, including technology, media, retail and the sought after titles of Businessman and Businesswoman of the Year.

The first meeting of the judges, chaired by Arabtec Founder Riad Kamal, is scheduled for November 1, when the panel will begin narrowing down the contenders.

The Arabian Business Awards have become the premier event in the regional business calendar. Each year, the awards celebrate the very best in Arab business achievements, both on a corporate and individual level.
Previous winners have included HRH Prince Alwaleed, King Mohammed VI of Morocco, and King Abdullah of Jordan.

In 2008 HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum won a special Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to global business over the past two decades.

The Arabian Business Achievement Awards have been hosted in Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.