GQ Middle East’s Men Of The Year Awards - Here's What You Need To Know

26 September 2019
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We're honouring the most important men and women of 2019 at Louvre Abu Dhabi

Hold everything. On October 7, GQ Middle East will host its first Men of the Year awards at the incredible Louvre Abu Dhabi.

In partnership with Vacheron Constantin, Etihad Airways and Mercedes Benz, the night will honour the best and brightest in style, art, film and culture for 2019, drawing on the huge pool of Middle Eastern talent that we’ve had the priviledge of working with this year. 

The first time anything close to this magnitude has happened in the region, forget this being your best night of the year, the Men of the Year awards is set to be your best night full-stop.

The awards will recognise newcomers, lifetime achievers and men and women who have left an indelible mark on 2019’s cultural landscape. The categories span the breadth and depth of not just Middle Eastern but international culture, too.

This year’s dress code is ‘No Rules Eveningwear’. Does that mean you could wear a stonewashed denim tuxedo a la Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards? Sure. Would we recommend it? Probably not. Instead we know our Men of The Year will do what they do best: understand the rules perfectly so they can then break them brilliantly.

Now in its 22nd year, GQ's Men of the Year awards began in the UK in 1998 and awards were presented to, amongst others: Michael Caine and David Beckham. Since then the event has grown in size and stature, recognising the work of rockstars, writers, athletes and occasionally, politicians.

On the night you will be able to follow along as the winners are announced and all the latest from the red carpet, the awards themselves and the after parties (yes, parties plural) is updated via our Social Media channels. You can follow them on Instagram and Twitter @GQMiddleEast.