Donna Benton founded the ENTERTAINER in 2001 with the dual aim to make Dubai’s dining and leisure venues more affordable and enable world-class outlets to new customers. Donna built the business from the ground up, and its ‘buy one get one free’ concept has enjoyed phenomenal global success. The award-winning ENTERTAINER app launched in late 2013, and the company has now fully transitioned from a print publication to a data-driven tech company.
Donna is also involved in various other business ventures. In 2016, she opened Chloe’s Beauty, Hair & Nails; a ladies-only salon with a focus on quality, affordability and convenience. Donna is an active partner in Dawson Sports, a UAE-based provider of sports equipment and apparel to schools, nurseries and clubs across the GCC. She is involved in some of the UAE’s latest F&B concepts including Black Tap, Luigia Ristorante and Azure Beach at Rixos Premium Dubai hotel. Donna also has an extensive property portfolio.