8th June 2021
Madinat Jumeirah

GFC Media Group’s Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards recognises the year’s most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institution issuers and borrowers from the Middle East.

The exhaustive selection process involves close examination of deal size, tenor, structure, and distribution; analysis and background of the borrower and their accessibility to financing; with extra credit for those deals demonstrating high quality execution, accessing new pools of liquidity, innovative structuring, and opening-up new markets.

Bringing together the industry’s most high-profile figures, the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Awards ceremony is an opportunity to raise the profile of the financial markets with the international investment community, and to inspire future issuance by Middle Eastern companies.

Winners will be notified in private of their success by COB 2nd January 2020

Winners will be presented with their Winners’ tombstone on 24th March 2020 at the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards ceremony, at the Palazzo Versace, Dubai


Wow – what an event it was! Superbly organised with attention to the minutest of detail. Very warm environment, excellent participation all of which formed the right background for some very deserving winners.

The Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Awards are very important for us as a bank because it recognises all the efforts we put in with our issuers, with our legal counsels, in order to promote the capital markets in the region. It helps us going forward in wining further mandates because we use these awards to promote our franchise and tell people how we piioneered many many deals and I think it also ultimate helps the market of course by allowing issuers to look forward to these awards because ultimately it promotes more innovation, more delas and probably even more expansion of the capital markets in the region.

The Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Awards are the pinacle of the awards we are in for every calendar year. These awards help us to be recognised in the global scale not just in the regional stage.

It is probably the only event that brings together all the big players whether they are banks, whether they are sponsors. It is an opportunity to all of us to basically meet, celebrate our acomplishments over the last 12 months and I am looking forward already for next year's awards.