Kris Fade

Virgin Radio’s breakfast DJ
Kris Fade
Kris Fade

His radio station scooped the accolade for Best Radio Station in Ahlan!’s 2012 Best in Dubai Awards, while this gregarious Aussie walked off with the trophy for Best Personality at the event held at the flamboyant Cirque du Soir club, pictured here.

Tell us about your biggest achievements last year.
Apart from the honour of winning Ahlan!’s Best Personality award, which I am very proud of, my biggest achievement was probably broadcasting The Kris Fade Show for 28 hours straight (no sleep) from Mall of the Emirates. Plus, making it into the list of top 50 Australian expats in the world. Oh, and Lindsay Lohan followed me on Twitter!

Are UAE listeners different from  those elsewhere in the world?
Seriously, they are the best in the world. I’ve had the chance to work in different countries and Virgin Radio listeners rule. So passionate, vocal and happy. Such a diverse mix of cultures and nationalities makes it beautiful.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a DJ?
Washing cars.

What was your favourite track of 2012?
Miguel’s Sure Thing.

How would you like your peers and family to remember you? As a hard-working idiot.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever given or been given?
Don’t try to be funny, you’ll fail.

What’s the UAE’s best-kept secret?
Wearing your seat belt does actually save your life. Buckle up!