Active lifestyles? Checked! Caring and contributing to noble causes? Checked! Looking after the environment? Checked! Our ambassadors include world-renowned athletes, dynamic individuals who lead by example and are on a mission to make a difference. And because we know that an active lifestyle goes hand-in-hand with optimal hydration, we always accompany them on their journeys!

Meet Our Ambassadors

Jean Winter is the owner of Jean Winter Events Management and Consultancy. She is also the founder and owner of Geneva’s first underground dining concept Jean’s Private Kitchen. Her businesses catering to VIPs and government agencies around the world started in Geneva and has since expanded to France, Hamburg, Singapore and now Dubai. 

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Jean Winter is the owner of Jean Winter Events Management and Consultancy. She is also the founder and owner of Geneva’s first underground dining concept Jean’s Private Kitchen. Her businesses catering to VIPs and government agencies around the world started in Geneva and has since expanded to France, Hamburg, Singapore and now Dubai. Jean being an angel investor also invests in startups and businesses that impact the community in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

 Jean runs her businesses whilst still being a supportive wife to her husband, Andrew and mom to two beautiful daughters Tegan and Kiera. She strongly believes in finding a work and family life balance. She runs her family seamlessly as well as find time to run her companies and fit in her CrossFit trainings at least 5 times a week.

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Manal Rostom aka Egypt's most prominent marathoner & female mountaineer, is someone who has achieved many firsts for Arab & Egyptian women. ​

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Manal Rostom aka Egypt's most prominent marathoner & female mountaineer, is someone who has achieved many firsts for Arab & Egyptian women. In 2020 she has been named “Africa’s top 50 most powerful women” by Forbes Africa. Manal is the first Hijabi woman to model in a Nike Running Campaign in 2015 & First Arab to be featured in an Audio Guided Run on the Global Nike Run Club App in 2018. Manal also became the Global face of the Nike Pro Hijab in March 2017. Manal is the founder of the renowned Facebook Group: Surviving Hijab , a 800,000 women’s only ,closed group on Facebook that helps defy stereotypes and empower women who wish to wear the hijab as a sign of faith. Manal has climbed a total of 7 mountains, 2 of which are Kilimanjaro & Elbrus , considered as 2 out of the 7 highest mountains in every continent. Manal has run 13 marathons, 5 of which are NYC , Berlin , Chicago , Boston & London Marathon - considered as World’s Major Marathons. With an Instagram & Facebook following of around 100,000 followers from all around the world , she hopes to continue smashing stereotypes by going against the norm and standing up for all hijabi women , all women , to spread positive messages about tolerance & inclusivity , one mountain and one marathon at a time. Manal is currently based in Dubai , UAE , and after quitting her job as a pharmacist , she is now a full time Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor as well as Nike’s Running Ambassador.

Ahmed Ali is an avid runner, a passionate volunteer and a humanitarian at heart. Since the age of 15 he has been volunteering his time and energy to make a difference to people in need.

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Ahmed Ali is an avid runner, a passionate volunteer and a humanitarian at heart. Since the age of 15 he has been volunteering his time and energy to make a difference to people in need. At the age of 21 he setup ‘Draw a Smile’ in his homeland of Egypt to help vulnerable children.

Since coming to the UAE 3 years ago Ahmed has been volunteering in countless initiatives across the UAE to make an Impact.

In 2020 Ahmed initiated his #Eid2EidChallenge to run 5kms a day for 67 days to support Al Jalila Foundations's paediatric program which provides life-saving treatments, funds cutting edge research and offers hope to countless children and their families. Together with MonViso Ahmed raised 22,000+ AED.


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Ahmed Ali is an avid runner, a passionate volunteer and a humanitarian at heart. Since the age of 15 he has been volunteering his time and energy to make a difference to people in need. At the age of 21 he setup ‘Draw a Smile’ in his homeland of Egypt to help vulnerable children. Since coming to the UAE 3 years ago Ahmed has been volunteering in countless initiatives across the UAE to make an Impact. In 2020 Ahmed initiated his #Eid2EidChallenge to run 5kms a day for 67 days to support Al Jalila Foundations's paediatric program which provides life-saving treatments, funds cutting edge research and offers hope to countless children and their families. Together with MonViso Ahmed raised 22,000+ AED.

Samantha Wood is a British-Greek-Cypriot resident of Dubai who wears a number of hats – a food writer, event organiser and marketing consultant with 25+ years of experience in the United Kingdom and the Middle East. ​

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Samantha Wood is a British-Greek-Cypriot resident of Dubai who wears a number of hats –a food writer, event organiser and marketing consultant with 25+ years of experience in the United Kingdom and the Middle East. Having left the hospitality PR world, she set up her own business a decade ago – an impartial restaurant review website, FooDiva (www.foodiva.net) that has collected 12 awards.

Samantha also curates #ThreeChefsDinner and #DineAroundDubai experiences. She has featured prolifically in local and international media including guest segments on CNN and a regular spot on Dubai Eye radio.

She is the UAE contributor for the global Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery restaurant guide. Samantha is a member of the global Guild of Food Writers, holds a WSET Level 2 wine qualification and is a speaker, moderator and industry awards judge on her favourite subjects– food, restaurants and social media. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, she launched a pro bono social media campaign, #UAERestaurantsUnite to support the F&B industry, which has since morphed into a long term strategy championing the country’s homegrown dining scene.


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Samantha Wood is a British-Greek-Cypriot resident of Dubai who wears a number of hats –a food writer, event organiser and marketing consultant with 25+ years of experience in the United Kingdom and the Middle East. Having left the hospitality PR world, she set up her own business a decade ago – an impartial restaurant review website, FooDiva (www.foodiva.net) that has collected 12 awards. Samantha also curates #ThreeChefsDinner and #DineAroundDubai experiences. She has featured prolifically in local and international media including guest segments on CNN and a regular spot on Dubai Eye radio. She is the UAE contributor for the global Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery restaurant guide. Samantha is a member of the global Guild of Food Writers, holds a WSET Level 2 wine qualification and is a speaker, moderator and industry awards judge on her favourite subjects– food, restaurants and social media. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, she launched a pro bono social media campaign, #UAERestaurantsUnite to support the F&B industry, which has since morphed into a long term strategy championing the country’s homegrown dining scene.

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Chiara Seidenader is half Italian and half Austrian, and it’s over 11years that she has worked with passion in the field of fitness, nutrition and wellness.

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Chiara Seidenader is half Italian and half Austrian, and it’s over 11 years that she has worked with passion in the field of fitness, nutrition and wellness. Dubai has been her home for over 3 years now and here is where she tries to help people in their journey to become the best version of themselves.

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Sarah has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry and prior to her current role as Food and Beverage Lecturer at Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, she led the Food and Beverage Training for Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, The Palm in Dubai.

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Sarah has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry and prior to her current role as Food and Beverage Lecturer at Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, she led the Food and Beverage Training for Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, The Palm in Dubai. All luxury hotels and restaurant settings boasting elegance, style and sophistication are environments where Sarah has learned the foundations of her own unique and individual professionalism, creating her trademark.

Her career background is based on her passion for fine wine, as she spent 7 years working as a Sommelier for luxury brands like Fairmont, Waldorf Astoria, and Emaar. Along with Sarah’s career performance, the recognition of being presented the prestigious title of“ Sommelier of the Year 2013” by The Caterer Middle East, allowed Sarah to claim her place as one of the industry’s finest. 

Sarah’s decision to move into developing industry leaders of tomorrow was born from the desire to make a difference, not only to the industry but also in the development and growth of young talent within hospitality. Under the Emirates Academy, Sarah has been delivering professional development training courses to luxury brands such as Cartier and Rolex.

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“Il Lago by Chef Andrea” is a beautiful waterfront Mediterranean concept restaurant with an exceptional menu by well known, multi-award winning Executive Chef Andrea Mugavero who has been in the Middle East since 2000 as Former Executive Chef of Bice Hilton Jumeirah and of Roberto’s at the DIFC.

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“Il Lago by Chef Andrea” is a beautiful waterfront Mediterranean concept restaurant with an exceptional menu by wellknown, multi-award winning Executive Chef Andrea Mugavero who has been in theMiddle East since 2000 as Former Executive Chef of Bice Hilton Jumeirah and of Roberto’s at the DIFC.

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Skydive Dubai is known for its innovative, world-class skydiving facilities. Not only does it welcome skydiving enthusiasts from across the UAE, but scores of tourists make sure a tandem skydive with Skydive Dubai is on their to-do list when visiting.

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Skydive Dubai is known for its innovative, world-class skydiving facilities. Not only does it welcome skydiving enthusiasts from across the UAE, but scores of tourists make sure a tandem skydive with Skydive Dubai is on their to-do list when visiting. Not to forget the steady stream of licensed skydivers who stop by in search of a new conquest. The brand is also known for its constant pursuit of excellence in aerial sports and holds multiple Guinness World Records to prove it. 

Skyhub’s Gyrocopter also operates from Skydive Dubai’s Palm Dropzone. It is perfect for those looking for an adventure that’s a little closer to the ground. The two-seat, unique aircraft delivers an exclusive experience at 1,500ft, as each customer is flown around by their trusted pilot. 

Richard is CEO and Founder of Augustus Media, an award winning modern media company in the UAE and KSA, publishers of Lovin Dubai, Lovin Saudi and Smashi.

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Richard is CEO and Founder of Augustus Media, an award winning modern media company in the UAE and KSA, publishers of Lovin Dubai, Lovin Saudi and Smashi. He has worked in the media advertising space since 2006 at agencies in Ireland, England and the UAE.

He successfully built a regional Social Media department at Mindshare MENA before becoming Managing Director of a creative technology start-up.

In 2015 he launched Augustus, a ‘new media’ company, which was recognized as Best SME Company in the 2018 MENA EFFIE Awards. In 2019, they added ODEUM, a content studio. 

Lovin’ Dubai is a local news and lifestyle brand. Lovin’ captures the best of the world around us: what we see, do, think, eat and drink. Lovin’ Dubai presents a positive view of our city, town, country or community. Lovin Dubai’s mantra is simple: Lovin’ Your Life.

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Sven is the leader of healthy baking worldwide. He is also the founder of Baker’s Kitchen in Dubai Marina, one of the healthiest food concepts in UAE focusing on full / long fermented sourdough breads.

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Sven is the leader of healthy baking worldwide. He is also the founder of Baker’s Kitchen in Dubai Marina, one of the healthiest food concepts in UAE focusing on full / long fermented sourdough breads. He received his education in the master bakery of his family in Germany. His father was his teacher and an acknowledged professional qualified baker. Sven left Germany to cruise around the world and at the same time studying a lot of interesting things. He combines knowledge, experience and his passion to create healthy breads with plenty of health benefits – super food. Sven is always looking for new healthy ideas. One of Sven’s immense assets is his masters in Engineering and Project Management as PhD. He is an internationally approved trainer for nutrition, fitness and bodybuilding. Based on his qualifications he is booked as a consultant worldwide for new healthy bakery products and concepts to show bread is not only super food – it is one solution to feed humans in the world in the future. At the Expo 2000 held in Germany he led one of the most spectacular food concepts to success.

When you think of Pizza you can never think less than the freshest premium ingredients, our time-tested traditional family recipes, the sense of Old-World charm. 

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When you think of Pizza you can never think less than the freshest premium ingredients, our time-tested traditional family recipes, the sense of Old-World charm. Nevertheless, here find out how we set ourselves apart from other Italian restaurant chains. Let us share with you our food and our passion for outstanding satisfaction. Here we are home to the UAE’s only XL 28” Giant Party Pizza.

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Shobhika Kalra is the founder and CEO of Wings Of Angelz - A NGO that empowers and enables people of determination.

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Shobhika Kalra is the founder and CEO of Wings Of Angelz - A NGO that empowers and enables people of determination. Despite Shobhika being wheel chair bound due to a degenerative disorder that she was detected with at the age of 13, this hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her ambition.

Through Wings of Angelz, the team has currently built over 1000 wheelchairs in Dubai as of now. Shobhika has also been awarded several recognitions for her work such as She the Change - Udhyami award at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas attended by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, Filmfare Social Changemaker of the Year 2020 and many others.

Stepheny Kassouf is a certified yoga teacher, an expert in marketing & communications, an entrepreneur and founder of volunteering and adoption initiatives.

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Stepheny Kassouf is a certified yoga teacher, an expert in marketing & communications, an entrepreneur and founder of volunteering and adoption initiatives.

With almost 10 years of yoga experience, Stepheny aims to help her students find the inner strength, awareness, and peace needed to regain self-confidence, on and off the mat.

Big Rossi is 1/3 of the Kris Fade Show on Virgin Radio 104.4 and has lived in the UAE for 10 Years.

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Big Rossi is 1/3 of the Kris Fade Show on Virgin Radio 104.4 and has lived in the UAE for 10 Years.

He recently embarked on a fitness campaign and has lost 15 Kilos & ran the London Marathon. He loves the association with MonViso Water, he loves that we recycle all the bottles, that the water has a very low sodium content & loves the fact that we donate to a Children’s Charity.

“Cibo Italiano” simply means Italian Food. Keeping their tradition alive and decades-old experience of authentic Italian cooking in different parts of the world, Cibo Italiano is setting itself after Italy, Indonesia, Singapore now in Dubai!  

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“Cibo Italiano” simply means Italian Food. Keeping their tradition alive and decades-old experience of authentic Italian cooking in different parts of the world, Cibo Italiano is setting itself after Italy, Indonesia, Singapore now in Dubai!  

Promising you a classic Italian cuisine experience by chefs who keep the culture, tradition & authenticity at its best with high-quality products and freshness of the ingredients. Cibo Italiano is committed to providing an extraordinary dining experience consistently in a cozy and friendly ambiance. Buon Appetito !

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Nico de Corato is a professional blogger and owner of a Social Media Agency since 2009, (sport) journalist, ultra marathon runner and triathlete, fatbiker, divemaster and heli rescue swimmer former martial artist Kick Boxing (black belt) and Muay Thai.

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Coach Dan is a multi awarded and Multi Certified Fitness professional with 27 years of experience in the Fitness Industry, winning both national and international competitions in bodybuilding.

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Coach Dan is a multi awarded and Multi Certified Fitness professional with 27 years of experience in the Fitness Industry, winning both national and international competitions in bodybuilding, also chosen as one of the BEST PERSONAL TRAINER in UAE by REPS UAE. He recently fell in love with cycling and endurance sports believing that “Looking Good Is Not Enough!”

Coach Dan formed LifeSpark Cycling in July 2020 to connect passionate cyclists in UAE, with the interests of improving their cycling performance. The Team started with 18 members to now 800+ as of March 2021. The Team became known for organising the weekly group ride called the “HOUR OF POWER” every Wednesday, and ENDURANCE RIDES every Weekend! Team members also participated in different local amateur races and placed well in the competition. We also do regular mountain road biking and CHARITY rides via ULTRA Endurance rides.

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Dubai Sharks RFC was founded in 2006 as a senior men’s team playing in the UAE Rugby Conference as a UAERF affiliated rugby club.

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Dubai Sharks RFC was founded in 2006 as a senior men’s team playing in the UAE Rugby Conference as a UAERF affiliated rugby club.

The Sharks are now one of the largest rugby clubs in the UAE, fielding two men's teams and as of 2020, one women's team. 

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Ultimate Athletics was founded by Lisa Campbell in 2015 and is the leading provider of track and field athletics coaching for tots, youth and Adults.

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Ultimate Athletics was founded by Lisa Campbell in 2015 and is the leading provider of track and field athletics coaching for tots, youth and Adults. Ultimate Athletics has specialist coaches for all the events from sprints, endurance running, long jump , high jump, javelin, shot put and hurdles. They host the Free New Balance Run Club, Open Ultimate Race Nights, Cross Country events and also support and officiate schools athletics events.

With 3 locations; Dubai International Academy Al Barsha, Dunecrest in Al Barari and Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, the team at Ultimate Athletics loves to help aspiring athletes on their journey to becoming Ultimate!

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The Bell Café is an environmentally conscious coffee brand set in the heart of the school environment.

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The Bell Café is an environmentally conscious coffee brand set in the heart of the school environment.

Serving coffee, tea, juices and delicious food to staff, students and parents alike. Wherever possible, the packaging will be environmentally friendly and will also be designed to encourage the school community to recycle and reuse and reduce waste.

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Passionate about health, fitness and movement – Danielle’s interest and drive to constantly add to her knowledge and qualifications is limitless.

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DANIELLE HAGGAR
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Passionate about health, fitness and movement – Danielle’s interest and drive to constantly add to her knowledge and qualifications is limitless. In 2001 Danielle was in an accident where she fell out of a slowly moving car broke a few metatarsals in her right foot. She healed well and continued to dance and perform for some time. Two years later the injury resurfaced when she was unable to rise up from a stretching position and had to be taken to the ER where she was informed that she had two disc protrusions and sciatica. As part of her recovery she discovered Pilates and the benefits and strengths of the Pilates method.

She has taught in Montreal, Cairo, Abu Dhabi and is currently Dubai-based. Through her time in Dubai she has aimed to elevate body awareness in a manner customized to each individual’s needs through a safe and effective smart-workout where attention to detail is key.

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Hailing from Italy, Luca Gagliardi is a highly-seasoned food and beverage professional with international restaurant experience spanning more than 30 years.

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Hailing from Italy, Luca Gagliardi is a highly-seasoned food and beverage professional with international restaurant experience spanning more than 30 years.

With a passion for hospitality forming in 1988, Luca started out in the industry as an eager 15-year old working in a local restaurant and bar before venturing further afield to broaden his experience. Notably, during his time in Ireland working in Dublin’s Conrad Gallagher, and then for the Clarence Hotel Restaurant – owned by Bono from U2 at the time – was when Luca’s skill set not only as a sommelier, but as a F&B manager really flourished.

 Now in the role of F&B director at the prestigious Capital Club Dubai, which is a private business club in the heart of DIFC.

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Chris, Roy and Ian started RaceME many years ago when there were no organized triathlons in Dubai.

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Chris, Roy and Ian started RaceME many years ago when there were no organised triathlons in Dubai. Sadly Roy is no longer with us however his ambition and beliefs continue within RaceME & Tri Dubai to provide a safe environment for people to train & compete locally. Today Chris and Paul are responsible for RaceME which hosts six of the most popular triathlons in the UAE, including the acclaimed Dubai International Triathlon (DIT) which welcomes athletes from all over the world. RaceME has been growing over the last seven years and is now the leading sports event company in the Middle East.

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Coach Youssef Rochdi is a multiple winner of USATF championships long distance running with more than 15 years of experience as an elite international athlete.

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