A CELEBRATION OF THE FINEST
Arab Car of the Year (ARABCOTY) is one of the most prestigious automotive accolades in the Middle East. The ARABCOTY is an annual celebration of the best cars in automotive engineering, design, and innovation, judged and evaluated by a panel of independent world-class motoring journalists.
Granted in almost all car categories - from sedans and sports cars through to SUVs and crossovers, the ARABCOTY awards honor the most aesthetically exciting, technologically advanced, and powerful cars on the market based on four key criteria: design, performance, safety, & technology.
DUBAI - UAE
More judges to be confirmed
Editor-in-Chief | Maqina Magazine
Automotive journalist, his debut in the automotive world was in 2013 as the Country Manager of the renowned BBC TopGear in Qatar.
In 2015, he founded Maqina, now a leading print and digital automotive magazine in the Middle Eas and a trusted source of information for car enthusiasts and professionals in the automotive industry, providing comprehensive coverage of the latest cars and trends.
Partner | Gulf Insider & Bahrain Confidential
Automotive journalist and presenter for leading print and online lifestyle publications Gulf Insider and Bahrain Confidential, he has tested and driven hundreds of cars in the Middle East and across the world.
Born and raised in England, then relocating to the Middle East in 2017 and now a partner of the Gulf Insider Media Group which is based in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Mohamed Al Mheyni
Automotive Blogger & Presenter
Based in Kuwait and known as Q8Stig, Mohamed is an automotive blogger and presenter. He is a prominent automotive blogger who has established himself as a knowledgeable and respected authority on cars.
FAYADH AL DOSERI
Car Collector & Blogger
Known as He_Drives, Fayadh is a successful car collector from Bahrain, renowned for his ability to curate some of the rarest and most sought-after Japanese and driver-focused vehicles in the world. His collection is a true masterpiece, reflecting his love and appreciation for cars that prioritize the driving experience.
As a content creator, Fayadh captivates audiences with his informative and engaging videos and articles that showcase his passion for Japanese and driver-focused cars. He offers valuable insights into the world of these vehicles, with a unique blend of expertise and creativity that has earned him fans from all over the GCC region
Oreste Del Rio
Editor-in-Chief | Middle Eastern Magazine
An energetic, vibrant, and authoritative voice of urban Middle Eastern men. Middle Eastern magazine showcases the latest trends in entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, business, cars, gizmos, fitness, books, watches, perfumes, travel, technology, and just about everything that gets men energized.
Journalist | Multiple Media Outlets
A well-known Arabic Automotive Journalist worked with many prestigious titles such as Top Gear, wheels and many others.
His passion for cars, especially the sporty ones, was the main reason Fadi made the tough decision to leave the Human Resources high ranking position he once held and devote his entire schedule to write about what he likes to call “the charming machine with four wheels”.
Despite the accumulated experience he gained over the years as an Automotive Journalist, Fadi still considers himself to be that young man fascinated by cars and engines, because for him Automotive Journalism is a passion…not just a profession.
Owner/Editor-in-Chief | AutoLiban Magazine
Started his career in the automotive industry as a motoring journalist in AUTOLIBAN magazine in 2003 and he became the owner and the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine in 2008.
He participated in numerous international drive events for all major brands worldwide and in 2014, he launched “QUICK SHIFT”, an automotive program on LBCI TV and LDC TV as Editor and Presenter.
A professional 4X4 rally driver who has been active in the sport since 1975. He is known for his exceptional driving skills and has won multiple championships over the course of his career.
He has competed in some of the toughest rallies in the Middle East.
In addition to his rally driving, he is also a skilled stunt driver. He has worked on numerous film and television productions, providing his expertise and driving skills for action sequences.
Editor-in-Chief | Motor283
Nabil has an extensive experience in Auto Journalism for more than 15 years, a well known figure in the Auto world and has led several auto platforms throughout the year.
Nabil is also the founder and Editor in Chief of Motor283.
Specialized in Marketing Communications and Digital Marketing, Alaa has over 13 years of experience in the automotive sector within the Middle East region.
Beyond his work Alaa is also a professional racing athlete with multiple awards under his belt in Karting / Drifting / Auto cross and Sim Racing which gave him the advantage in connecting both personal and professional life together as the ultimate combo.
An automotive content creator, a name that resonates within the automotive community in the Middle East. Having spearheaded numerous automotive websites during his time in the automotive journalism space.
He now creates his own content, and looks after the most exclusive cars you can imagine as well as moving them around the world to be enjoyed.
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Dubai - United Arab Emirates
More Guests to be confirmed