FACT Management

Edward Smith


Born in Paris, Edward is a hardcore business developer with over 20 years of experience in advertising and the media industry in Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Edward is a publisher with a penchant for music.

Hobbies: Guitar and food.

Quote: "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

David Tapley


As the editor-in-chief for one of the region's most fiercely local lifestyle publications, David Tapley is a foodie who loves to travel. This self-proclaimed hip-hop aficionado uses his words to champion food, travel, street art and streetwear across the UAE and KSA.

Hobbies: Dining, travel and all things street art and streetwear.

Quote: "Colliding with life as we speak."

Robert S Shaw IV

Finance Manager and Head of Operations

Born and raised in New York City, Robert has worked in finance, events and operations in various countries over the years, including Germany and the United Kingdom. He has called Dubai home for the past four years.

Hobbies: Astronomy, travel and eating out.

Quote: "Live Life Now."

Amal Abbasi

Regional Sales Manager Middle East

Born and raised in the UAE, Amal is an Engineer by qualification and an artist at heart, with a passion for event management, brand development and operations. She has a foot in the fashion, lifestyle and luxury space, whilst being a thoroughbred foodie.

Hobbies: Art, history and museums.

Quote: "Breathe through your nose."

Ahmed Bhabhrawala

Head of Marketing

Born and raised in the UAE, Ahmed is the embodiment of a third culture kid. Having lived in several countries and a filmmaking background, he loves being creative in all aspects with a passion for consumer psychology and digital marketing. He is a foodie at heart with a never-ending desire to travel.

Hobbies: Films, board games and hiking.

Quote: "What's meant to be will always find a way”