Esquire Middle East Man At His Best Awards 2016

A look back at the biggest party of the year

The sixth Esquire Man At His Best Awards will go down in the books as one of the best ones yet. Taking place in Dubai on November 30, 2016, the annual event celebrates the outstanding achievements of men (and a few women) across the Middle East over the past year.

Hosted in spectacular fashion at the JW Marriott Marquis, a uniformly glamorous array of guests were welcomed to the Dubai ballroom with a special performance by Musician of the Year, Mo Zowayed. An opening speech from Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Lawrence followed, before hosting duties were handed over to the impecable master-of-ceremonies Tom Urquhart.

The 500-strong crowd of the region’s who’s who sat down to a lavish dinner, before the presentation of 19 awards ranging from Humanitarian of the Year (Omar Samra) and Athlete of the Year (Qatari high-jumper Mutaz Barshim), to International Man of the Year (Bollywood’s Ranveer Singh) and culminating in the recognition of Esquire’s Man of the Year, the truly inspirational founder of the Mara Group, Ashish J Thakkar.

Afterwards guest were directed to the outdoor terrace for the official after-party, before eventually being ushered to the exit in the very early hours…

Special thanks goes to all of the event’s sponsors: Mercedes-Benz, Montblanc, Davidoff Parfums, Chivas Regal, Emporio Armani, Plan b, J9 Foundation and 800-Doctors.