Middle East Nominees 2018


Middle East nominees

It is with great pleasure that we open the
25th annual World Travel Awards for Middle East entries.

The winner and 2 runners up from 2017 re-qualify automatically for the 2018 award*.

Voting opens on 1st February 2018 when all of the short-listed nominees for Middle East 2018 will be announced.

Entries close on 24th January 2018.

* All nominees are listed alphabetically.

Air

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Middle East's Leading Airline - Business Class 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Oman Air
Middle East's Leading Airline - Economy Class 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Oman Air
Middle East's Leading Airline - First Class 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline Brand 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline Inflight Entertainment 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline Rewards Programme 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates - Skywards
Etihad Guest
Qatar Airways - Privilege Club
Middle East's Leading Airport 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Dubai International Airport
Hamad International Airport - Doha, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Airport Lounge - Business Class 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Business Class Lounge @ Emirates Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport
Etihad Airways Premium Lounge @ Abu Dhabi International Airport
Gulf Air Falcon Gold Lounge @ Bahrain International Airport
Middle East's Leading Airport Lounge - First Class 20182017 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 Safwa First Class Lounge @ Hamad International Airport
Middle East's Leading Cabin Crew 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Air Arabia
flydubai
flynas
Middle East's Leading Private Jet Charter 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
NasJet
Royal Jet
Saudia Private Aviation

Attraction

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Middle East's Leading Theme Park 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
IMG Worlds of Adventure, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Water Park 20182017 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 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Avis
Budget
Hertz
Middle East's Leading Car Rental Company 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Avis
Europcar
Hertz
Middle East's Leading Chauffeur Company 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Farrad Car Rental Company
Le Tour Dubai
Time & Motion Executive Services
Middle East's Leading Luxury Car Rental Company 2018New for 2018

Cruise

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Middle East's Leading Cruise Line 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Celebrity Cruises
Royal Caribbean International
Silversea Cruises
Middle East's Leading Cruise Port 20182017 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 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai
Ras Al Khaimah
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Business Travel Destination 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Destination 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Doha, Qatar
Dubai
Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction 20182017 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 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, United Arab Emirates
Bahrain Tourism
Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing

General

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Middle East's Leading Tourism Development Project 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Responsible Tourism Award 20182017 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 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai International Hotel, United Arab Emirates
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, United Arab Emirates
Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading All Suite Hotel 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Jannah Marina Bay Suites, Dubai
Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha, Qatar
Middle East's Leading All-Inclusive Resort 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, UAE
Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah, UAE
Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Middle East's Leading Beach Resort 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Boutique Hotel 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Mashreq Boutique Hotel, Saudi Arabia
Desert Palm Resort and Hotel, Dubai, UAE
The Address Montgomerie Dubai
Middle East's Leading Budget Hotel Brand 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Citymax Hotels
Holiday Inn
ibis
Middle East's Leading Business & Conference Hotel 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Business Hotel 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Grosvenor House Dubai, United Arab Emirates
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Business Hotel Brand 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Millennium Hotels & Resorts
Middle East's Leading City Hotel 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Amwaj Rotana, Dubai
Elite Crystal Hotel, Bahrain
InterContinental Dubai - Festival City, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Conference Hotel 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Grand Hyatt Dubai
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Corporate Resort 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Grand Hyatt Dubai
Middle East's Leading Desert Resort 20182017 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 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Club InterContinental @ InterContinental Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Executive Lounge @ Conrad Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Executive Lounge @ JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Family & MICE Hotel 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Park Hyatt Jeddah, Marina Club & Spa, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Family Resort 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi, UAE
JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Green Hotel 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Middle East's Leading Hospitality Development Company 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Sraiya Hotels & Hospitality Group
Emaar Hospitality Group
Katara Hospitality
Middle East's Leading Hotel 20182017 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 Apartments 2018New for 2018
Middle East's Leading Hotel Brand 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Jumeirah
Rotana Hotels
Middle East's Leading Hotel Dining & Entertainment Experience 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Fairmont Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Grand Hyatt Dubai
La Cigale Hotel, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Hotel Group 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hyatt
Makarem Hotels
Marriott International
Middle East's Leading Hotel Residences 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Grosvenor House Dubai, United Arab Emirates
InterContinental Doha, Qatar
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Hotel Service Award 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Fairmont Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Hotel Suite 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Palace Suite @ Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Presidential Suite @ Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Royal Suite @ Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Leisure Hotel 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
JW Marriott Hotel Kuwait City
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai
Raffles Dubai
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Hotel 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Address Dubai Mall, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Resort 20182017 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 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Fairmont Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Luxury City Hotel 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
The Oberoi, Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury Desert Resort 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel, United Arab Emirates
Desert Nights Camp, Oman
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Brand 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Jumeirah
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Beach Garden Villa @ One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Beach Royal Residences @ Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, United Arab Emirates
Royal Villa @ Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Luxury Resort 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Luxury Suites Hotel 20182017 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 20182017 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 Marina Resort 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Park Hyatt Jeddah, Marina Club & Spa, Saudi Arabia
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading MICE Hotel 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading MICE Resort 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai
Middle East's Leading New Hotel 2018Open for New nominations
Middle East's Leading New Resort 2018Open for New nominations
Middle East's Leading Residential Resort 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Nakhla Residential Resort, Saudi Arabia
California Resort, Saudi Arabia
Dolphin Village Muscat, Oman
Middle East's Leading Resort 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Resort Residences 20182017 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 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Frasers Hospitality
JA Resorts & Hotels
The Ascott Limited
Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartments 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Ascott Park Place Dubai
Fraser Suites Seef, Bahrain
JA Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Sports Resort 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Meydan Hotel, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Themed Resort 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Desert Palm Resort and Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Middle East's Leading Villa Resort 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE
Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Middle East's Most Romantic Resort 20182017 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 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre - ADNEC
Dubai World Trade Centre
King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre managed by Hilton, Jordan

Other

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Middle East's Leading Sustainable Tourism Initiative 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai Sustainable Tourism Initiative
Green Key Program
Mleiha Archeological & Eco-Tourism Project

Personality

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Middle East's Leading Travel Personality 2018New for 2018

Travel Agencies & Tour Operators

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Middle East's Leading Business Travel Agency 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
dnata
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
SNTTA Travel & Tours
Middle East's Leading Corporate Travel Company 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Tahadi Travel & Tours
dnata
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Middle East's Leading Desert Safari Company 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
Desert Safari Dubai
Platinum Heritage
Middle East's Leading Destination Management Company 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
SNTTA Emir Tours
Middle East's Leading Online Travel Agency 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Flyin.com
Rehlat
Saudia Holidays
Middle East's Leading Tour Operator 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
dnata
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Middle East's Leading Travel Agency 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
dnata
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Regency Travel & Tours, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Travel Management Company 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
dnata
FCM Travel Solutions
SNTTA Travel & Tours

Travel Technology

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Middle East's Leading Airline Website 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading B2B Travel Provider 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Flyin.com
RezLive.com
TBO Holidays
Middle East's Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
AxisRooms
roomsXML
Sabre Hospitality Solutions
Middle East's Leading Travel ERP Technology Provider 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Global Innovations International
Qtech Software
QuadLabs
Middle East's Leading Travel Technology Provider 20182017 Winner + 2 runners up:
Amadeus
EmQuest
Nirvana Travel & Tourism

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