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Video: Judges for MEA Awards 2018 meet in Dubai to select winners

Judges for the MEA Awards 2018 met in early November to review the shortlist and select the winners. Of the eight international judges, Sumaya Dabbagh, Cristiano Luchetti, Brian Johnson, Agata Kurzela and Farshad Mehdizadeh gathered, while George Arbid and Carlos Ott sent in their reviews.

The winners will be announced during the MEA Awards ceremony, held on 21 November 2018 at the Ritz Carlton DIFC in Dubai.

Tickets for the awards ceremony are quickly selling out. To book tables, please visit, and click on 'table booking'. After a short registration process, you will be able to select what table and zone you'd like to sit in. Payments can be made online.

Attendees can also book tickets by contacting the Middle East Architect team by emailing Lacie Curtis at

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To review the complete shortlist, click here.

To read our judges bios, click here.