Middle East Nominees 2017


Middle East nominees

It is with great pleasure that we open the
24th World Travel Awards for Middle East entries.

The winner and 2 runners up from 2016 re-qualify automatically for the 2017 award*.

Voting will open at a later date, to be announced, when all of the short-listed nominees for Middle East 2017 will be announced.

Entries close on 28th February 2017.

* All nominees are listed alphabetically.

Air

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Middle East's Leading Airline - Business Class 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Oman Air
Middle East's Leading Airline - Economy Class 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Oman Air
Middle East's Leading Airline - First Class 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline Rewards Programme 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates - Skywards
Etihad Guest
Qatar Airways - Privilege Club
Middle East's Leading Airport 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Dubai International Airport
Hamad International Airport - Doha, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Airport Lounge 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates First Class Lounge @ Emirates Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport
Etihad Airways First Class Lounge & Spa @ Abu Dhabi International Airport
Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge @ Hamad International Airport
Middle East's Leading Cabin Crew 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Air Arabia
flydubai
flynas
Middle East's Leading Private Jet Charter 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Air Charter International
ExecuJet
Royal Jet

Attraction

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Middle East's Leading Water Park 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Wild Wadi Waterpark, Dubai
Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi

Car

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Middle East's Leading Business Car Rental Company 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Avis
Europcar
Hertz
Middle East's Leading Car Rental Company 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Budget
Europcar
Hertz
Middle East's Leading Chauffeur Company 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Farrad Car Rental Company
Le Tour Dubai
Prime Limousine
Middle East's Leading Luxury Car Rental Company 2017New for 2017

Cruise

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Middle East's Leading Cruise Line 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Celebrity Cruises
Royal Caribbean International
Silversea Cruises
Middle East's Leading Cruise Port 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Doha Port, Qatar
Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain
Mina Rashid, Dubai

Destination

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Middle East's Leading Beach Destination 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai
Oman
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Business Travel Destination 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Doha, Qatar
Dubai
Middle East's Leading Destination 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Qatar
Middle East's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Doha, Qatar
Dubai
Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Tourist Board 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing
Qatar Tourism Authority

General

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Middle East's Leading Tourism Development Project 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Responsible Tourism Award 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Platinum Heritage

Hotels & Resorts

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Middle East's Leading Airport Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai International Hotel, United Arab Emirates
Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading All Suite Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha, Qatar
Middle East's Leading All-Inclusive Resort 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, UAE
JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Dubai, UAE
Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Middle East's Leading Beach Resort 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Middle East's Leading Boutique Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Mashreq Boutique Hotel, Saudi Arabia
Desert Palm PER AQUUM Dubai
The Address Montgomerie Dubai
Middle East's Leading Budget Hotel Brand 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Citymax Hotels
Four Points by Sheraton
ibis
Middle East's Leading Business & Conference Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Business Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Crowne Plaza Doha - The Business Park, Qatar
Grosvenor House Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Business Hotel Brand 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Millennium Hotels & Resorts
Rotana Hotels
Middle East's Leading City Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai, UAE
Al Murooj Rotana, Dubai, UAE
InterContinental Dubai - Festival City, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Conference Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Corporate Resort 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Grand Hyatt Dubai
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Desert Resort 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Executive Club Lounge 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Executive Lounge @ Conrad Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Executive Lounge @ JA Ocean View Hotel, United Arab Emirates
The Club Lounge @ Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa, Autograph Collection, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Family Resort 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Dubai
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Middle East's Leading Green Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Gloria Hotel
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Middle East's Leading Hospitality Development Company 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Rayyan Hospitality
Emaar Hospitality Group
Katara Hospitality
Middle East's Leading Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Jumeirah Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Hotel Brand 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Jumeirah
Rotana Hotels
Middle East's Leading Hotel Dining & Entertainment Experience 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fairmont Dubai, United Arab Emirates
La Cigale Hotel, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Hotel Group 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
AccorHotels
InterContinental Hotels Group
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Middle East's Leading Hotel Residences 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Grosvenor House Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
W Doha Hotel & Residences, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Hotel Service Award 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
Sofitel Dubai Downtown
The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Hotel Suite 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Palace Suite @ Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Royal Suite @ Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Sir Winston Churchill Suite @ The St. Regis Dubai
Middle East's Leading Leisure Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hilton Salalah Resort, Oman
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai
Raffles Dubai
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Address Dubai Mall, United Arab Emirates
W Doha Hotel & Residences, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Resort 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel
Middle East's Leading Luxury Business Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
The St. Regis Doha
Middle East's Leading Luxury City Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
The Oberoi, Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Emirates Palace
Rosewood Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arjaan by Rotana Dubai Media City, UAE
BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana - Dubai, UAE
JA Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Brand 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Jumeirah
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara Pool Villa @ Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Beach Garden Villa @ One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Royal Villa @ Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Luxury Resort 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Luxury Suites Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Faisaliah Suites, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Luxury Villa Resort 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Zaya Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading MICE Hotel 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Grand Hyatt Dubai
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading New Hotel 2017Open for New nominations
Middle East's Leading New Resort 2017New for 2017
Middle East's Leading Resort 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Middle East's Leading Resort Residences 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Royal Residences, Dubai, UAE
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Frasers Hospitality
Gloria Hotels & Resorts
The Ascott Limited
Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartments 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Fraser Suites Doha
Fraser Suites Seef, Bahrain
JA Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Sports Resort 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Aspire Zone, Qatar
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Meydan Hotel, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Themed Resort 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, Qatar
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Middle East's Leading Villa Resort 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort, UAE
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Middle East's Most Romantic Resort 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One&Only The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Meetings & Conventions

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Middle East's Leading Exhibition & Convention Centre 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai World Trade Centre
King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre managed by Hilton, Jordan
Qatar National Convention Centre

Other

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Middle East's Leading Sustainable Tourism Initiative 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai Green Tourism Programme
Green Key Program
Ras Al-Hadd Eco-Tourism Project

Travel Agencies & Tour Operators

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Middle East's Leading Business Travel Agency 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
dnata
Kanoo Travel
Regency Travel & Tours, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Corporate Travel Company 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Futtaim Travel
dnata
Orient Travel
Middle East's Leading Desert Safari Company 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
Desert Safari, Dubai
Platinum Heritage
Middle East's Leading Destination Management Company 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
Orient Tours
Royal Arabian
Middle East's Leading Online Travel Agency 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Flyin.com
HolidayMe
Musafir
Middle East's Leading Tour Operator 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
Emirates Holidays
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Middle East's Leading Travel Agency 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
dnata
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Regency Travel & Tours, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Travel Management Company 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
FCM Travel Solutions
Moonline TMC
Nirvana Travel & Tourism

Travel Technology

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Middle East's Leading Airline Website 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading B2B Travel Provider 2017New for 2017
Middle East's Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
AxisRooms
roomsXML
Sabre Hospitality Solutions
Middle East's Leading Travel ERP Technology Provider 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
QuadLabs
SAP Middle East & North Africa
Travzilla
Middle East's Leading Travel Technology Provider 20172016 Winner + 2 runners up:
Amadeus
BookLogic
ISO Travel Solutions

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