The Arab Awards panel of judges is made up of key business people, cultural leaders and eminent political figures.

A transparent process determines the winner for each of the categories. The first stage sees the creation of a long list through independent research. A broad based panel of judges, handpicked for their involvement in community and business debates, scores and ranks the nominees against the criteria to determine the winner. These winners are then sent to a high profile endorsement panel for final approval and ratification.