Winners of the Middle East Municipalities Excellence Awards Felicitated In Conjunction with the 4th GCC Municipalities and Smart Cities Conference

In conjunction with the 4th GCC Municipalities and Smart Cities Conference, Middle East Excellence Awards Institute honoured the winners of the Middle East Municipalities Excellence Award at the Burj Al Arab Hotel on Thursday in a grand ceremony attended by regional and global dignitaries. The awards merit exceptional municipalities and its officials who have brought recognition to their respective constituency, community and country through their achievements. It appreciates their commitment and collective contribution in continuously striving to become a globally competitive municipality, with effective governance, values-oriented and empowered citizenry living in a balanced, secured & safe community.

Mr. Sayed Agha, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Represenatitve graced the occasion as the chief guest and delivered the keynote welcome speech. He stressed on the emerging role of technologies and municipalities in developing a globally competitive region and discussed the role of smart cities in this era. He added that the awards are truly a catalyst for highlighting the regions urban and rural mapping and the various achievements of the GCC municipality authorities and decision makers. He also said that the awards focuses and scrutinizes the path breaking achievements and paradigm shift of the region towards smart infrastructure.

The Middle East Municipalities Excellence Award represents the highest honor that a Middle East Municipality can be bestowed with. This recognition symbolizes the achievements of a developmental municipality that is committed to working with citizens and groups within the community, while excelling to meet global standards and to be globally competitive.

The winners of the 2014 Middle East Municipalities Excellence Awards are:

  1. Middle East Urban Development Planning Excellence Award – Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs - Saudi Arabia
  2. Middle East Public Facilities Management Excellence Award – Dubai Municipality
  3. Middle East Utilities Usage and Management Excellence Award -  Dubai Electricity and Water Authority -  DEWA
  4. Middle East New Urban and New Housing Project Excellence Award – Abu Dhabi Municipality 
  5. Middle East Culture and Heritage Preservation Excellence Award— Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities
  6. Middle East Infrastructure Development Excellence Award – Alriyadh Municipality
  7. Middle East e-Municipality Excellence Award – Dubai Municipality
  8. Middle East Infrastructure Asset Management Excellence Award—Njoom Alslam Real Estate Investment and Development, Saudi Arabia
  9. Middle East Institutional Performance Excellence Award—Municipality of Taif City, Saudi Arabia
  10. Middle East Environment and Natural Resource Protection Excellence Award – Abu Dhabi Municipality
  11. Middle East Green Environment Development Excellence Award – Al Ain Municipality
  12. Middle East Waste Management and Recycling Excellence Award Tadweer (The Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi)
  13. Middle East Food Safety Excellence Award - Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority
  14. Middle East Municipalities Knowledge Management Development Excellence Award Dubai Central Laboratory

The Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, for the past 20 years, has persevered to recognize, honor and promote the achievements of the region's leaders and organizations and to commend their outstanding performance and commitment to excellence.

For further information on the awards ceremony, please contact:

Middle East Excellence Awards Institute

Tel: +971 4 332 6688
Fax: +971 4 332 8223