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FACT Dining Awards Dubai 2018

FACT Dubai Magazine Celebrates the City’s Dining Scene with the Hospitality Industry’s top Movers and Shakers at the Second Annual FACT Dining Awards.

• The second annual FACT Dining Awards ceremony took place on Tuesday, 13th November at the beautiful West 14th in the 5-star Dukes Dubai, boasting the venue’s perfect outdoor location.
• 74 awards were given out across 37 categories which covered over 200 venues.
• More than 60,000 unique online votes were cast by the public in Dubai.
• FACT Dining Awards is part of a wider initiative by FACT M.E. with annual ceremonies in Qatar and Bahrain, too.

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Dubai, UAE, November 2018: FACT Dubai Magazine hosted another glamorous awards ceremony for the second annual FACT Dining Awards, on November 13. The much-anticipated event, which heralds another successful year of operation for the publication in the Emirate, was held at one of the city’s most renowned spots on The Palm Jumeirah at Dukes Dubai’s West 14th. Close to 400 guests were seen socialising and enjoying the laid-back ambience whilst savouring a variety of great food and drinks in the company of their industry peers, as the winners from the 37 categories were announced.

The who’s who of Dubai’s hospitality sector turned out for the exciting ceremony turned lavish party, with top GMs, F&B Directors, Chefs, Marketing and PR professionals, as well as selected Dubai bloggers and social media influencers in attendance. Embodying FACT’s down-to-earth and fun approach, the event was a casual and classy affair with lots of fabulous food, free-flowing drinks and a lively vibe. Entertainment was provided by Dukes Dubai as well as a freelance magician who made friends with the crowd through his sophisticated card tricks.

Speaking after the event, Edward Smith, Publishing Director of Nans Group Publishing, said: “Now in our second year, the FACT Dining Awards has become a highlight on the hospitality calendar in Dubai, and an event that we are very honoured to host. It’s our privilege to be able to recognise and award the efforts of all the excellent food and beverage outlets here in Dubai.
“The dining scene in Dubai is so diverse and dynamic, with so many loved venues alongside exciting new ventures opening up all the time. As members of the media, it is our duty to give credit to the hundreds of venues that are such a big part of daily life here in Dubai,” he added.
“I would like to congratulate all the winners, and to every single nominee – you are the heartbeat of this great city and this is just our way of showing appreciation for your continued hard work. It’s incredible to see the mutual support shared and received between the media and the hospitality industry in Dubai, especially because there are just so many high-quality venues in the city. The competition is tough, which only means that the standard of food gets better and better every year.
“We thank everyone who came out and helped us to commend the best in the culinary game, and we’ll be back next year with more to celebrate,” he said.

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.

This month will also see the eighth annual FACT Dining Awards take place in Bahrain at the five-star Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa. The FACT Dining Awards have also enjoyed four years of successful campaigns in Abu Dhabi and Qatar, with hundreds of venues awarded for excellence over the years.

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