What a year it’s been for GQ Middle East. Just over 12 months ago, in October 2018, we released our launch issue, featuring Rami Malek on the cover. Since then we have produced a further 13 issues, featuring some the best and boldest talent in the Middle East, held the region’s first Men of the Year awards in perhaps the UAE’s most iconic venue, hosted two Grand Prixs and thrown some unforgettable parties, too.
From DJ Khaled to Issam, Mo Salah to Nadine Labaki, this year has reinforced what we already knew before launching our magazine: that the Middle East’s talent pool is as broad as it is deep.
As a celebration of a year well-spent we decided to throw one last party with the help of Chevrolet.
The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer
When we thought of a location, we couldn’t think of a more fitting spot than Nammos Dubai. Mykonos-born, Nammos has become synonymous with luxury and fine dining. Their Dubai outpost at the Four Seasons is just as impressive. We persuaded them to open their doors a little early to let us play host to DJ Kharrouat, Omar Dean, Layla Kardan—who brought the house down with Narcy— and finally, Omar Kamal, who came straight from a performance at Dubai Opera to play for us.
If that's not the best way to close out 2019, we don't know what is.