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Middle East Nominees 2012

Middle East nominees

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Middle East nominees of the 19th annual World Travel Awards as*:

* Winners are listed first. All other nominees are listed alphabetically.

Air

Middle East's Leading Airline - Business Class 2012Qatar Airways
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Oman Air
Royal Jordanian
Saudia
Middle East's Leading Airline - Economy Class 2012Emirates
Etihad Airways
Oman Air
Qatar Airways
Saudia
Middle East's Leading Airline - First Class 2012Etihad Airways
Emirates
Qatar Airways
Saudia
Middle East's Leading Airline 2012Etihad Airways
Emirates
Kuwait Airways
Oman Air
Qatar Airways
Royal Jordanian
Saudia
Middle East's Leading Airline Inflight Entertainment 2012Etihad Airways
Emirates
Oman Air
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline Rewards Programme 2012Emirates - Skywards
Etihad Airways - Etihad Guest
Gulf Air's Frequent flyer programme
Oman Air - Sinbad
Qatar Airways - Privilege Club
Royal Jordanian - Royal Plus
Saudia - Alfursan
Middle East's Leading Airport 2012Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Bahrain Muharraq International Airport
Doha International Airport
Kuwait International Airport
Middle East's Leading Airport Lounge 2012Doha - Qatar Airways
Abu Dhabi - Etihad Airways
Emirates First Class Lounge @ Emirates Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport
Gulf Air @ Bahrain International Airport
Middle East's Leading Cabin Crew 2012Etihad Airways
Emirates
Jazeera Airways
MEA - Middle East Airlines
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline 2012flydubai
Air Arabia
Bahrain Air
Jazeera Airways
RAK Airways
Middle East's Leading Private Jet Charter 2012Royal Jet
Air Charter International
Al Jaber Aviation - AJA
Chocks Away Air Charter
ExecuJet
Prestige Jet
VistaJet

Attraction

Middle East's Leading Cultural Attraction 2012Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar
Heritage Village Abu Dhabi, UAE
King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Oman Heritage Village, Muscat, Oman

Car

Middle East's Leading Business Car Rental Company 2012Avis
Budget
Europcar
Hertz
Holiday Autos
Sixt
Thrifty
Middle East's Leading Car Rental Company 2012Europcar
Avis
Budget
Hertz
Holiday Autos
Sixt

Cruise

Middle East's Leading Cruise Line 2012Royal Caribbean International
Cunard Line
Silversea Cruises
The World Cruise (Residensea)
Middle East's Leading Cruise Port 2012Mina Rashid, Dubai
Doha Port, Qatar
Jeddah Islamic Port, Saudi Arabia
Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain
Port of Aqaba, Jordan
Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat, Oman
Salalah, Oman

Destination

Middle East's Leading Beach Destination 2012Saadiyat beach, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jumeirah beach, Dubai, UAE
Katara beach, Doha, Qatar
Manama beach, Manama, Bahrain
Messila beach, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Qurum beach, Muscat, Oman
Middle East's Leading Business Travel Destination 2012Doha, Qatar
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Amman, Jordan
Beirut, Lebanon
Dubai, UAE
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Manama, Bahrain
Muscat, Oman
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Destination 2012Dubai
Abu Dhabi
Bahrain
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2012Dubai
Abu Dhabi
Doha
Middle East's Leading Tourist Board 2012Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Bahrain Tourism
Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing
Jordan Tourism Board
Oman - Ministry of Tourism
Qatar Tourism Authority
Sharjah Tourism Authority

General

Middle East's Leading Tourism Development Project 2012Yas Island - Aldar
Al Madina A'Zarqa, Oman
Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi - ADNEC
Culture Village - Dubai Properties
Desert Islands - TDIC
Dubai Marina
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Taj Exotica - ETA Star
The Heart of Europe - Kleindienst Group
The Pearl - Qatar - United Development Company
The Wave Muscat - MAFI
Middle East's Responsible Tourism Award 2012National Ferries Company Oman
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Emirates Environmental Group Partnership
Oman Tourism
TLB Destinations

Hotels & Resorts

Middle East's Leading Airport Hotel 2012Dubai International Hotel, Dubai
Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai
Doha Marriott Hotel, Qatar
Le Meridien Dubai
Millennium Airport Hotel, Dubai
Moevenpick Hotel Bahrain
Movenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut, Lebanon
Oryx Rotana - Doha
Radisson Blu Royal Suite Hotel, Jeddah
The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence and Spa, Bahrain
Middle East's Leading All Suite Hotel 2012Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE
BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai, UAE
Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha, Qatar
Raffles Dubai, Dubai, UAE
Tamani Hotel Marina, Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Beach Resort 2012Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
Al Hamra Fort Hotel and Beach Resort, Ras Al Khaimah
Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Abu Dhabi
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, Abu Dhabi
Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Dubai
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai
Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah
One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
One&Only The Palm, Dubai
Sheraton Coral Beach Hotel & Resort, Lebanon
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Business Hotel & Residences 2012W Doha Hotel & Residences, Qatar
Dusit Residence Dubai Marina
Grosvenor House Dubai
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Le Mirage Executive Residence, Qatar
The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence and Spa, Bahrain
Middle East's Leading Business Hotel 2012W Doha Hotel & Residences, Qatar
Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai
Amman Marriott Hotel, Jordan
Armani Hotel Dubai
Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Abu Dhabi
Dusit Thani Dubai
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi
Grosvenor House Dubai
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
Le Meridien Amman, Jordan
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Pullman Mall of the Emirates Dubai
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai
Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi
Taj Palace Hotel Dubai
The Address Downtown Dubai
The Fairmont Dubai
The Palace - The Old Town, Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Doha, Qatar
Middle East's Leading City Hotel 2012Al Murooj Rotana Hotel & Suites, Dubai, UAE
Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Doha, Qatar
InterContinental Dubai - Festival City, Dubai, UAE
Le Royal Amman, Amman, Jordan
Le Royal Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Raffles Dubai, Dubai, UAE
The Address Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE
The Ritz-Carlton Doha, Doha, Qatar
Middle East's Leading City Resort 2012Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Emirates Palace
Le Meridien Amman
Sharq Village & Spa, Doha
The Palace – The Old Town
W Doha Hotel & Residences
Middle East's Leading Conference Hotel 2012Madinat Jumeirah
Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Grand Hyatt Dubai
Gulf Hotel Bahrain and Gulf Convention Centre
InterContinental Amman, Jordan
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
Le Meridien Amman, Jordan
Millenium Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi
Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Qatar
The Fairmont Dubai
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Conference Resort 2012Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Abu Dhabi
Crowne Plaza Hotel Dubai
Grand Hyatt Dubai
Grand Hyatt Muscat, Oman
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Park Hyatt Dubai
Raffles Dubai
Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Corporate Resort 2012Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Abu Dhabi
Grand Hyatt Dubai
Habtoor Grand Hotel Convention Center and Spa, Lebanon
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Le Royal Beirut, Lebanon
Park Hyatt Dubai
Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Desert Resort 2012Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Abu Dhabi
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi
Tilal Liwa Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Family Resort 2012Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Dubai
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, Abu Dhabi
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi
Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa - Al Aqah Beach, Fujairah
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Movenpick Resort Tala Bay Aqaba, Jordan
Middle East's Leading Golf Resort 2012Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Dubai
Arizona Golf Resort, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Park Hyatt Dubai
The Address Montgomerie Dubai
The Wave, Muscat
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
Middle East's Leading Hospitality Development Company 2012Emaar Hospitality Group
Al-Futtaim Real Estate
Dubai World Africa
IFA Hotels & Resorts FZ LLC.
Kingdom Hotel Investments
Nakheel Hotels
Middle East's Leading Hotel 2012Makkah Clock Royal Tower – A Fairmont Hotel, Saudi Arabia
Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel, Saudi Arabia
Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Armani Hotel Dubai
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
One&Only The Palm, Dubai
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Doha, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Hotel Apartments 2012Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai
Arjaan Media City, Dubai
Grand Midwest Tower, Dubai
Grosvenor House Dubai
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah
Le Mirage Executive Residence, Qatar
Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Raouché Arjaan, Lebanon
Somerset Westbay, Doha
The Address Downtown Dubai
Middle East's Leading Hotel Brand 2012Rotana Hotels
Dusit International
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Jumeirah
Kempinski Hotels & Resorts
Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts
Marriott Hotels
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Middle East's Leading Hotel Penthouse 2012Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha, Qatar
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Hotel Suite 2012Palace Suite, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Amiri Suite, The Ritz-Carlton Doha, Qatar
Penthouse Suite, Grosvenor House, Dubai
Presidential Suite, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Royal Etihad Suite, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Royal Suite, Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel, Saudi Arabia
Royal Suite, Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Royal Suite, Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar
Royal Suite, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
Royal Suite, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Royal Suite, The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel & Spa, Bahrain
The Bridge Suite, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Leisure Hotel 2012Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai
Al Manshar Rotana Hotel, Kuwait
Hilton Salalah, Oman
Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Dubai
JW Marriott Hotel Kuwait City
Le Royal Beirut, Lebanon
Le Royal Hotel Amman, Jordan
Raffles Dubai
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Residences 2012Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Dusit Residence Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE
Grosvenor House Dubai, UAE
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha, Qatar
Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai, Green Community, Dubai, UAE
Marriott Executive Apartments, Manama, Bahrain
Raouché Arjaan, Beiru, Lebanon
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury City Hotel 2012Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel, Saudi Arabia
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Oman
Armani Hotel Dubai, UAE
Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar
The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa, Bahrain
The St. Regis Doha, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel & Residences 2012Grosvenor House Dubai, UAE
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Kempinski Residences & Suites Doha, Qatar
W Doha Hotel & Residences, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel 2012Raffles Makkah Palace, Saudi Arabia
Armani Hotel Dubai
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi
Grosvenor House Dubai
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan
One&Only The Palm, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments 2012Arjaan, Dubai Media City, Dubai
Ascott Park Place Dubai
Fraser Suites, Bahrain
Marriott Executive Apartments, Dubai Green Community, Dubai
Marriott Executive Apartments, Manama, Bahrain
Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai
Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Raouché Arjaan, Beirut Lebanon
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2012Al Rimal Deluxe Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Al Wadi
Beach Residence at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Royal Villa at Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah
Royal Villa at Malakiya Villas, Dubai
Royal Villa at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotels and Villas
Royal Villa at Shangri-La, Qaryat Al Beru, Abu Dhabi
Villa at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
Middle East's Leading Luxury Resort 2012Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
One&Only The Palm, Dubai
Qasr Al Sarab Desert by Anantara, Abu Dhabi
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading New Hotel 2012The St. Regis Doha, Qatar
Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi
Hotel Missoni Kuwait
Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
Orchid Beach Resort, Lebanon
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotels and Villas
Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Bahrain
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading New Hotel Concept 2012Shaza Hotels, Dubai, UAE
Al Manzil Hotel, Dubai, UAE
H Hotel Dubai, UAE
M Hotel, Qatar
Qamardeen Hotel, Dubai, UAE
The Address Downtown Dubai, UAE
The Meydan Hotel, Dubai
The Palace – The Old Town, Dubai, UAE
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading Resort 2012Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Hilton Fujairah Resort, Fujairah
Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Dubai
Kempinski Hotel Ajman, UAE
Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
One&Only The Palm, Dubai
Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel & Spa
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Sports Resort 2012The Meydan Hotel, Dubai
Aspire Zone, Doha, Qatar
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Wedding Venue 2012Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Regency Halls, Doha
The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh

Marketing

Middle East's Leading Marketing Campaign 2012Abu Dhabi
Bahrain
Dubai
Jordan
Lebanon
Oman
Qatar

Meetings & Conventions

Middle East's Leading Exhibition & Convention Centre 2012Qatar National Convention Centre
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre - ADNEC
Bahrain International Exhibition Centre
Dubai World Trade Centre
Expo Centre Sharjah
Middle East's Leading Travel Exhibition 2012Arabian Travel Market
Bahrain International Travel Expo
Business Travel Show Dubai
GIBTM
Kuwait World Travel Expo

Other

Middle East's Leading Golf Course 2012Al Badia Golf Club InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Dubai
Emirates Golf Club, Dubai
Jebel Ali Golf Course, Dubai
The Address Montgomerie Dubai
Yas Links, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Marina 2012Dubai Marina
Abu Dhabi
Bahrain (Amwaj Island)
Dubai Festival City
Pearl of Qatar
Umm Al Quwain Marina

Spa

Middle East's Leading Desert Spa Resort 2012Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
Golden Tulip Khatt Springs Resort & Spa, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, UAE
Middle East's Leading Spa Resort 2012Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah
Armani Hotel Dubai
Burj Al Arab
Desert Palm Dubai
Hotel Missoni, Kuwait
InterContinental Mountain Resort & Spa Mzaar, Lebanon
Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Dubai
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
One&Only The Palm, Dubai
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel & Spa
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Travel Agencies & Tour Operators

Middle East's Leading Business Travel Agency 2012Omeir Travel Agency
Dnata, Dubai
Kanoo Travel
Orient Travel
Overseas Travel Bureau, Qatar
Regency Travel & Tours, Qatar
Safar Travel & Tourism
SNTTA - Sharjah National Travel & Tourist Agency
Middle East's Leading Tour Operator 2012dnata
Arabian Adventures
Emirates Holidays
Net Tours
Regency Travel & Tours
Middle East's Leading Travel Agency 2012Regency Travel & Tours, Qatar
Al Rais Travel
Alshamel Travel
Amiral Tours & Travel, Jordan
Atlas Travels & Tourist Agency
Dnata, Dubai
Salem Travel Agency, Abu Dhabi
Sharaf Travel
SNTTA - Sharjah National Travel & Tourist Agency
Middle East's Leading Travel Management Company 2012FCm Travel Solutions
Al Futtaim Travel, Dubai
Alshamel Travel
Amex
Arabian Tours
Attar Travel, Saudi Arabia
Dnata, Dubai
Kanoo Travel
Regency Travel & Tours, Qatar

Travel Technology

Middle East's Leading Airline Website 2012Emirates
Etihad Airways
Gulf Air
Qatar Airways
RAK Airways
Saudia
Middle East's Leading Travel Technology Provider 2012Illusions Online
Amadeus
EmQuest
Galileo by Travelport
ISO Travel Solutions
TechTuners Software & Services

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