X-Architects won the prestigious Mohammed Bin Rashid Award 2009 for Young Business Leaders at a gala function held by The Mohammad Bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Size Enterprises (MBRE ) on 11th January 2010. The Award for the Best Business in Consultancy was received by Ahmed Al-Ali, the co-founder and Executive Chairman of X-Architects from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the MBRE. The ceremony was also attended by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.