THE TOP 1O WINNERS!

After 8 weeks of voting and +8,300 votes cast over 100 countries around the World, we are proud to unveil Top 10 Most Authentic Arab Brands for 2011 as voted by you the consumer.


We would like to extend congratulations to all the brands that participated and thank our voters once again for supporting and celebrating these brands with us!

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THE TOP 1O WINNERS!

1
Reflect the change you wish to see in the world, is the underlying appeal Animals Lebanon makes to its local communities. In its work to champion the welfare of animals through legislation, education, campaigns and rescue work - over a span of 3 years this brand has amassed a community of on-ground and online followers that are engaged, identify with its identity and are equally passionate about its work; evangelizing the brand’s mission, voluntarily. Awarding top votes for Animals Lebanon.
@Youssef Karaki
VOTE for a Great association ♥. i ♥ Animals Lebanon.
Total nr of votes: 1,356 Shares: 750 Comments: 190
2
This 24hr Arabic news channel has managed to best other news networks in the region winning significant voter support as an authentic Arab media brand. Since its launch in 2003 Al Arabiya has made deliberate efforts both through its stated brand vision and its portfolio expansion strategy to define and build a unique brand position for itself – pioneer of unbiased, objective and credible coverage of news, without reverting to sensationalism or emotional partiality. A position evidently well-received by its Arab voters.
@Samah Al Sayed
“...proud to work in al arabiya.”
Total nr of votes: 1,250 Shares: 156 Comments: 140
3
Launched in 2005, Soura has earned its ‘street cred’ as a media platform still true to its brand story - “where photography meets fine art” – a celebration of the great talents and emerging artists of the Middle East across the arts, design and wider society; as well as iconic names in photography and innovative Arab photographers of our time. Through engaging content and an editorial direction that reflects the managing team’s passion, each published issue is a testament to Soura’s authenticity.
@Sonya Vanessa Gauci
“Good luck Soura, excellent innovative shots..................... always look...
Total nr of votes: 684 Shares: 935 Comments: 76
4
40 years ago leading jewellery designer of the Arab world and Egypt’s first designer label, Azza Fahmy, created a brand story so original and compelling that today she adds Top 10 Most Authentic Arab Brand to her list of accolades. Famed for creating unique collections inspired by Islamic design or Egyptian architecture or renditions of colloquial Arabic poems, it is the craftsmanship and the accompanying story of each Azza Fahmy piece that finds most appeal with her customers the world over.
@Lynn Kordus
“I was introduced to the beautiful designs of Azza Fahmy on my first trip to...
Total nr of votes: 517 Shares: 127 Comments: 28
5
In its 20 years of existence, Foresight’s commitment to becoming the point of reference for local Jordanian art, showcasing artworks by prominent and emerging local artists to global stages as well as introducing international artists to the local scene has earned it a strong loyal fan base in an otherwise niche area. With massive voter support for the top Authentic Arab brand title, Foresight 32 reminds us that often authenticity simply means staying true to your communicated brand position even after two decades.
@Tagreed Albagshi
يشرفني ان اكون هنا معكم لكم كل الحب.
Total nr of votes: 408 Shares: 218 Comments: 24
6
The Nada Debs brand story mirrors that of designer Nada Debs’ own story weaving in her Arab heritage and diverse background. In her portrayal of contemporary Arab design, Nada’s ability to combine the ‘multiple Easts’ – the cool of Japanese minimalism vs. the lavish warmth of Arabic pattern, with a dash of the West in all of her furniture and interior pieces has earned the brand a loyal and evidently voting fan base that extends well beyond the Middle East.
@ Gwenaelle de Bizemont
“Definitely LOVE the Nada Debs style - best of East meet West style...a very...
Total nr of votes: 265 Shares: 79 Comments: 21
7
This Saudi lifestyle magazine has certainly struck a chord with Arab youth across MENA. Its combination of a young editorial team and a clearly defined brand mission – “To change perceptions by being a guide to the modern MENA region”, has made it a platform of choice for today’s modern, progressive and young MENA generation to broadcast to the world news and developments from the local arts, culture, fashion and travel sectors; thereby adding their narratives to the global perceptions of the Arab world.
@Nermin Moufti
1 vote x 1,000,000! Go Oasis!lie.”
Total nr of votes: 253 Shares: 107 Comments: 25
8
One destination, endless experiences. Set in the heart of the cultural capital of the Arab world Sharjah, since its launch Al Qasba’s expansive portfolio continues to attract regional and international visitors of varied demographics that never tire of the brand. Where some destination brands might struggle to cater to such diverse guest profiles, business executives to families, the quality of voter response illustrates that Al Qasba’s continues to deliver on its brand promise to always “inspire” its guests.
@Elie Armaly
“where else can you find the best of not both but all worlds in one place......
Total nr of votes: 239 Shares: 85 Comments: 13
9
‘Visionary’, ‘breath of fresh air’, ‘addictive edge’ are the descriptors fans assign to Desert Fish Magazine. As a brand, this publication’s strongest attribute connecting it to its readers is photography within the distinctive Arabic social and cultural context. Desert Fish has what can perhaps be called a brand ethos that has found strong appeal within fraternities of photographers and visual creative professionals, daring them to abandon all comfort zones and adopt the very same ethos – Creativity, Free Thinking and Limitless Capabilities.
@Faran Niaz
“I love this magazine and the people behind it. Shub and Wassim you do a great...
Total nr of votes: 210 Shares: 92 Comments: 19
10
‘Treasured Time’ is Rotana Hotels’ brand promise, a declaration of the respect the group places on the time and commitment partners, employees and guests make to the brand in their various capacities. And clearly voters think they have lived up to this. 70 properties in less than 20 years and remaining committed to the region. Ever true to their original vision of an Arab hospitality experience of international standards they have created an excellently managed, consistent and trustworthy brand proposition that their customers really appreciate.
@Loucian Saad Elias
“allez allez Rotana”.
Total nr of votes: 191 Shares: 52 Comments: 17