By Anil Bhoyrul
Dahi Khalfan Tamim wins Lifetime Achievement gong at Arabian Business awards
Dubai Police chief Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim received the Arabian Business Lifetime Achievement Award at a glittering ceremony held Sunday night at The Armani Hotel in Dubai.
Tamim, was honoured for “his outstanding work over many decades,” said judges of the Arabian Business Achievement Awards 2011.
The 60-year-old was one of 15 winners to scoop awards at the ceremony. Other big winners included Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar, who won Businessman of the Year.
The award was made in recognition of his work at mining company AMER, which the judges said was worth “more than one billion dollars after just two years in operation”.
Businesswoman of the Year went to Lebanese entrepreneur Christine Sfeir, while Etihad Airways took the coveted Airline of the Year award
Fadi Ghadour’s Ruwwad Initiative received the Humanitarian Award, while Al Arab Contracting took Construction Company of the Year. Jordan’s Arab Bank won Bank of the Year.
The youngest winners of the night were 21-year-old Emiratis Fatima Al Ghaith and Meera Al Siri, who received the first Young Achievers Award. Sudanese graduate Mohamed Baloola took the award for Science and Innovation.
Full list of winners
Lifetime Achievement: Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim
Small Business of the Year: Allinque Personal Assistance
Young Achievers of the Year: Meera Al Siri & Fatima Al Ghaith
Retail Company of the Year: Dubai Duty Free
Telecoms Company of the Year: Saudi Mobily
Airline of the Year: Etihad Airways
Construction Company of the Year: Al Arab Contracting.
Bank of the Year: Arab Bank
Science & Innovation: Mohamed Baloola
International Achievement of the Year: Moby Group
Visionary of the Year: Nayla Al Khaja
Humanitarian Award of the Year: Ruwwad Initiative
Businesswoman of the Year: Christine Sfeir
Businessman of the Year: Mohamed Alabbar