Celebrating Retail & Leisure Excellence
Across the MENA Region

RLI, the world’s only global Retail & Leisure International Magazine announces its inaugural RLI MENA Awards in association with Apparel Group, which will recognise the Best of Retail and Leisure Excellence across the Region. RLI is renowned for its highly coveted and prestigious Global RLI Awards now in its nineteenth year and has always had a close affiliation with the Middle East since inception with many world class projects having won the iconic ‘World Cup of Retail’.

To be held in Riyadh, KSA on the 7 February 2024, this new prestigious awards programme will honour the initiatives and projects of home-grown companies in the retail and leisure industries across Middle East and North Africa.

Recognising achievement throughout the industry, an esteemed panel of Industry experts and highly-respected business leaders from across the region will evaluate entries on various criteria, judging nominations on their merit and positive impact on the market.

Winners will then be revealed at a distinguished Awards Dinner, to be attended by the most influential figures in the industry. To be held on 7 February 2024, the RLI MENA Awards will celebrate the most visionary, innovative and sustainable retail and leisure developments and concepts.

The retail and leisure industry is exciting, dynamic and innovative, and these awards will pay tribute to those companies that continue to push the boundaries; who are not afraid of the challenges that they are presented with; and who refuse to settle for anything but the very best.

Whilst this is the inaugural edition of the MENA Awards, the Global RLI Awards has paid such tribute to the very best in the world of retail and leisure since inception, having been held in London, Dubai, Los Angeles and Riyadh over the last eighteen years.

Enjoy the opportunity to highlight your project or concept and gain huge exposure among the region’s most influential retail real estate players, gaining recognition whilst showcasing your company's achievements and valuing the work of your team.

Opening of nominations: 1 August 2023
Deadline for submission: 1 October 2023

The RLI MENA Awards is presented by RLI – Retail & Leisure International Magazine. For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities or to enter please contact Jayne Rafter, Owner & Publisher at


Jayne Rafter
RLI Publisher