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Arab Woman Awards 2020: Meet the winners


The Arab Woman Awards UAE 2020 celebrated extraordinary achievements in unprecedented times

The Arab Woman Awards UAE 2020 was the exciting crescendo of this year’s World of Fashion event at Mall of the Emirates.

The ceremony was hosted by Mony Helal, who began by explaining the history of the awards, “The Arab Women Awards were launched in 2009, by ITP Media Group to positively showcase women from the region. During the past decade, these awards have proudly highlighted the achievements of almost 400 talented, hard-working individuals.”


Previous winners of the Arab Women Awards have included Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Balqees Fathi and Ingie Chalhoub.

Helal mentioned this year’s award was being held “to help UN Women raise awareness for their COVID-19 initiatives and the awards are dedicated to the women who have been actively creating a positive impact through the pandemic.”

Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al Nahyan offered his congratulations to this year’s winners and revealed, “Here in the UAE it is the women’s engagement and participation, that has enable our country to build a model of tolerance, co-existence and prosperity that is an example to the region and the world.”

Join Grazia in applauding this year’s Arab Woman Awards UAE 2020 winners;

Humanitarian: HH Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum

Inspirational: HH Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Lifetime Achievement: HE Dr Muhadditha Al Hashimi, Chairperson, Sharjah Private Education Authority

Business: Najla Al Midfa, CEO, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center

Finance: Reem Al Sayegh, Finance & Projects Counsel, Linklaters

Education: Alissar Nasr Soubra, Chief Academic Officer Al Mawakeb School

Art: Hala Badri, Director General, Dubai Culture

Entrepreneur: Kenza Jarjour, Co-Founder, INKED

Fashion: Marmar Halim, Fashion Designer

Medical: Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi, Acting Head Hematology/Oncology, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

Medical: Dr. Farida Al Hosani, Official Spokesperson for the UAE Health Sector

Medical: Dr. Manal Taryam, CEO Primary Health Care Services Sector at DHA

Media: Manar & Sharifah Al Hinai, Founders, Sekka Magazine

Social Media: Karen Wazen, Social Media Influencer

Fitness: Tracy Harmoush, Fitness Blogger

Social Enterprise: Lubna Haggag, Marketing & Communications, Ambulatory Healthcare Services (SEHA)

Young Talent: Haneen Asfour, Founder Level-Up DXB

Young Designer: Marwa Al Blooshi, Illustrator

Special Recognition: Tamima Al Naser, Events & Exhibitions Manager, Watani Al Emarat Foundation

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