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Pink Floyd superstar Roger Waters to appear at Dubai's Young Arab Awards

Event on December 6 will recognise outstanding young Arab talent

Pink Floyd superstar Roger Waters to appear at Dubai's Young Arab Awards
Roger Waters. (Getty Images for Long Island Music Hall Of Fame)

Pink Floyd superstar Roger Waters is to appear as a 'guest of honour' at the first ever Young Arab Awards, taking place on December 6 in Dubai.

The event will see young Arabs living in the UAE recognised for outstanding achievement in a number of fields, including business, science & medicine, e-commerce, entertainment, sports and social media. One winner will also be crowned “Young Arab of the Year.”

Chaker Khazaal – the 28-year-old author of the Confessions of a War Child trilogy, and ranked number one in the 2016 Arabian Business 40 under 40 power list – will lead a stellar line up of judges to choose the winners.  Other prominent judges include former UK ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher, filmmaker Farah Nabulsi, columnist Fasial Al Yafai, journalist Momen Mahmoud, OMG (MENA) CEO Elie Khouri, Asda’a Burson-Marstellar CEO Sunil John, humanitarian Mouna Elhaimoud and MBC Senior Vice President Mazen Hayek.

Khazaal said: “The achievements of young Arabs in the UAE is nothing short of incredible, and in so many different sectors. Choosing the winners will be no easy task, but we hope this event will give them the recognition they deserve. It is also a huge thrill for us to have Roger Waters on board. He is not just one of the world’s greatest ever musicians but a great philanthropist who has always been a strong supporter of the many regional issues we face.”

Nominations for the Young Arab Awards are currently open and can be made through the website www.youngarabawards.com  - or by email directly Anil.Bhoyrul@itp.com (please include subject head ‘Young Arab Awards’). All nominees must be aged 18-30yrs.

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