It’s the time of the year again to recognize individuals who shape the region’s culture and celebrate achievements in fashion, film, art, television, sports, social justice and literature at the Louvre in Abu
Liverpool and Egyptian Pharoah, Mohamed Salah, won ‘Man of the Year’ title at GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019. Last year, the footballer was featured on the cover of the magazine and the issue tackled his humbling – yet inspiring- journey.
Salah’s female equivalent was none other than Lebanese director, Nadine El-Labaki, who won Woman of The Year award.
Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi also accepted the Editorial’s Special Award on behalf of her late twin brother, designer Sheikh Khalid Sultan Al Qasimi, who passed away four months ago.
“Khalid, my twin, was a creative genius from a very young age,” she said. “He worked tirelessly to make the Qasimi label what it is today, and it’s my mission to continue his legacy. We hope to make him proud.”
Another actor who has been shinning lately is Egyptian actor Mena Masoud. The Aladdin star won Breakthrough Artist title and described 2019 as an amazing year shared with Egypt and the Middle East.
Other winners were singer Cheb Khalid, fashion designer Tan France, Turkish TV star Cagatay Ulusoy, supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio and Iraqi surgeon Munjed Al Muderis.
Check out all the glamorous and fun moments at the GQ Middle East Awards event.
And what is an awards event without a little roasting by Bassem Youssef?