Gaza “hero” doctor honoured by Arabian Business

Dr David Nott takes top prize at awards ceremony

The British surgeon who worked in Gaza this year to operate on injured children has been named “Humanitarian of the Year” at the Arabian Business 2014 awards, held on Monday night at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai.

Dr Nott – who has worked in war zones for more than 20 years – was presented the award by the Palestinian philanthropist Munib Masri.

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Dr Nott was one of 14 winners – other big winners included MENACOM chairman Joseph Ghossoub, who won “Outstanding Contribution to Business”. Dubai Chamber of Commerce Director General Hamad Buamim was given a “Special Recognition” award.

Etihad Airways was named “Airline of the Year” while Sobha Group won “Developer of the Year.” “Retailer of the Year” when to Darwish Holding, and entrepreneur Badr Jafar was rewarded for “International Achievement.”

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FULL LIST OF WINNERS

Financial Services Company of the Year: Abraaj Group

Bank of Year: Gulf Bank

Hospitality Company of the Year: Bulldozer Group

International Achievement: Badr Jafar

Healthcare Company of the Year: Burjeel Hospital

Retailer of Year: Darwish Holding

Small Business of the Year: UTURN

Young Achievers of the Year: Heroes Application founders

Developer of Year: Sobha

Airline of the Year: Etihad Airways

Businesswoman of the Year: Rasha Al Hoshan

Special Recognition: Hamad Buamim

Outstanding Contribution to Business: Joseph Ghossoub

Humanitarian of the Year: Dr David Nott

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