Awards & Events

MENA Franchise Awards for Excellence in Franchising Recognizing the best in franchising

The MENA Franchise Awards for Excellence in Franchising are designed to recognize exceptional performance in franchising, with the goal of encouraging operators to raise the bar on service and their offering. We aspire to make these awards much bigger and more prestigious in the years to come. The awards are presented in 12 categories on the sides of our annual Exhibition at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel Convention Centre in Dubai.

The Awards were presented last year by His Excellency Abdulrahim Hassan Naqi, Secretary General of the Federation of GCC Chambers (FGCCC), accompanied Dr. Khalid AlSharfa, President of MENAFA. The Best MENA Franchise Professional award was conferred on Rasha Al Dhanhani, Chairperson of PappaRoti Café, in recognition of her success in popularizing the brand.

Winners of the 2014 MENA Awards:

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  • PappaRoti Café – Best MENA Franchise
  • Azadea Group – Best MENA Multi-Brand Operator
  • Shakespeare & Co – Best MENA Franchise Brand
  • McDonald’s – Best International Franchise Brand
  • Doner Kebab – Best UAE Franchise Brand
  • Herfy – Best Saudi Franchise Brand
  • Salad Boutique – Best Kuwaiti Franchise Brand
  • Jasmi’s – Best Bahraini Franchise Brand
  • Al Qarashi – Best MENA Retail Brand
  • Al Tazaj – Best MENA Food Brand
  • ICONS – Best GCC Emerging Brand
  • The Entertainer – Best Service Brand

Winners of the 2015 MENA Awards:

​The awards were presented by His Highness Prince Bandar bin Saud Al-Saud, Honorary Chairman of MENAFA on the side of the 2nd ME Franchise Expo & Forum 2015 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai.

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  • M.H. Alshaya Co. W.L.L – Best Multi-Brand Operator
  • ALBAIK Food System Co. Ltd – Best Saudi Food Brand
  • Domino’s Pizza – Best International Franchise Brand
  • Diamantine – Best Moroccan Retail Brand
  • Fathia Ahmed of Heritage for Henna – Franchise Woman Of The Year 2015
  • Danube Home – Best MENA Retail Brand
  • WANASA Land – Best UAE Emerging Brand
  • Kcal – Franchise Of The Year 2015
  • Rafia AlMulla of 54° East – Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015
  • Waffle Maker – Best Egyptian Food Brand
  • VLCC – Best Service Brand
  • German Doner Kebab – Best UAE Food Brand

Winners of the 2016 MENA Awards:

The awards were presented under the patronage by His Highness Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Khaled Al-Saud Honorary Chairman of the Middle East & North Africa Franchise Association (MENAFA), His Excellency Abdulrahim Hassan Nagi, Secretary General of GCC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Atiq Juma Nasib, Senior Vice President, Commercial Services Sector, Dubai Chamber and Dr. Khalid Al Sharfa, Chairman, Middle East & North Africa Franchise Association (MENAFA) on the side of the 3rd Middle East Franchise Expo 2016 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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  • Hospitality Board Holding Co and Emarat – Best MENA Multi Brand Operator
  • Reem Al Bawadi– Best MENA Franchise Brand
  • Burger Ranch – Best International Franchise Brand
  • ICONS Coffee Couture – Best UAE Franchise Brand
  • Wall Street English – Best Saudi Arabia Franchise Brand
  • Asteco Real Estate – Best UAE Service Brand
  • Khaneen – Best Kuwait Franchise Brand
  • Play Bahrain – Best Bahrain Franchise Brand
  • Abdul Samad Al Qurashi – Best MENA Retail Brand
  • Doner Deliand Al Fanar Restaurant– Best UAE Food Brand
  • Falcon Kitchen Equipment – Best Franchise Industry Service
  • Aura Training Centre – UAE Emerging Brand

 

Winners of MENAFA Franchise Awards 2017:

His Excellency Abdulrahim Naqi, Vice President Commercial Services of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Ahmed Al Ghamdi representing Federation of GCC Chambers, and Dr. Khalid Alsharfa, Chairman of MENAFA, presented the MENAFA Franchise Awards 2017 on the side of the 4th Middle East Franchise Expo and Conference held at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE on 18th and 19th October 2017.

  • Federation of GCC Chamber of Commerce – MENAFA 2017 Supporter
  • Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry – MENAFA 2017 Supporter
  • Realty One Real Estate Development – Best Environment Friendly Project
  • Vapiano – Best International Franchise Brand
  • Al Madani Group of Companies – Best MENA Multi-Brand Operator
  • ASTECO – Best Service Franchise Brand
  • Burgy and Steaky of Dar Juwanah Group – Best Saudi Franchise Brand
  • Al Franchise Magazine – Best Franchise Magazine
  • CNBC Arabia – Best Franchise Media Coverage
  • Mr. Murad Al Nasur – Best Franchise Professional