DFRE honours winners of DSF Media Awards 2015

DUBAI, 5th February, 2015 (WAM) — Winners of the Dubai Shopping Festival 2015 Media Awards were honoured yesterday by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Department of Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Expo 2020 Higher Committee Chairman.

The ceremony, held by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), was also attended by Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General DTCM, and Laila Mohammed Suhail, CEO of DFRE, and a large number of distinguished guests and members of local, regional and international media organisations.

The 20th edition of DSF was held from 1st January to 1st February under the theme, “20th Anniversary – A Journey of Celebrations”, offering more than 150 citywide events, mega attractions, numerous shopping opportunities and winning options for residents and visitors from around the world.

“With the successful conclusion of its 20th edition, the Dubai Shopping Festival has truly established itself as a festival of global repute. Undoubtedly, it is one of the central pillars driving the emirate’s economy especially with its diverse offerings that year after year generate a significantly positive impact on almost every sector of Dubai. Since its launch and under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the festival has witnessed all the crucial developments that have shaped the economy of the UAE in general and Dubai in particular. DSF has now come to be associated among retailers and visitors from around the world as one of the most awaited periods of the year,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed also recognised the role of various media organisations in promoting the core messages of DSF to the world. He stated further that honouring the efforts of media personnel for their fantastic contributions to the success of DSF, is also in appreciation of their role in reinforcing the position of Dubai as a hub for world-class festivals.

Awards were presented in the catogories such as: Best Features, Best Editorial Team Coverage, Best Interview and Best Photography.