The Winner: Kris Fade
He likes to shock; he lives to entertain and he loves to gossip. Kris’ quick wit, energetic delivery and music knowledge continually sees him reeling in the awards and keeps his listeners in Dubai’s fast lane. Believe only half of what he says and take him seriously at your peril. His music loving 20-something listeners must have a sense of humour to fully appreciate this Aussie-born harmonica-playing DJ.
Don’t miss: Catch Kris every weekday morning on 104.4 Virgin Radio Dubai between 6am and 10am.
Highly Commended: Aishwarya Ajit
Always immaculately dressed, alongside her on-screen partner Tom, Ash presents Dubai One’s daily flagship show Studio One. Catch her daily at 7.30pm.
Highly Commended: Ali Al Sayed
Prominently known as our local comedy man, Ali gets Dubai laughing at his regular stage shows around town and as the weekly comedy commentator on Abu Dhabi Sports TV’s show The Beautiful Game showing every Friday at 10pm.
Nominated in this category for a third year in a row, this Singapore-born Australian TV and radio presenter can be heard on the 104.4 Virgin Radio airwaves from 10am to 1pm. Oh, and she’s also the face of the world’s oldest skincare brand, Ponds.
A Leicestershire lad, Danny wakes up every morning feeling lively on Radio 1’s weekday breakfast show from 6am to 10am. He claims he can talk to animals (they just don’t talk back).
The Egyptian TV lifestyle reporter and presenter most recognized from the studio’s of Dubai One, is always checking out the weird, wonderful and everyday in her inimitable girly style.
After a global tour – including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – the founder of Komic Sutra is back home in Dubai.
Apart from claiming (in his own words) that his hidden talent is “being able to drive cab drivers in Dubai crazy” what Dany Neville doesn’t know about music isn’t worth knowing. Catch this award-winning radio presenter every Saturday from 4pm to 7pm on Radio 1 (104.1FM).
The smooth-talking witty Yorkshireman, entertains the school-runners every weekday from 6am to 10am on Dubai ’92 alongside his sidekick Geordiebird.
Melissa Gilchrist Higgins
Founder of the website Frontline Fashion and the Humanity label that marries style and philanthropy. Melissa has to be among the most photographed woman in the UAE.