Middle East Nominees 2019

Middle East nominees

It is with great pleasure that we open the
26th annual World Travel Awards for Middle East entries.

The winner and 2 runners up from 2018 re-qualify automatically for the 2019 award*.

Voting opens on 4th February 2019 when all of the short-listed nominees for Middle East 2019 will be announced.

Entries close on 27th January 2019.

* All nominees are listed alphabetically.

Air

Middle East's Leading Airline - Business Class 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Oman Air
Middle East's Leading Airline - Economy Class 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Oman Air
Middle East's Leading Airline - First Class 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Saudia
Middle East's Leading Airline Brand 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline Inflight Entertainment 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline Rewards Programme 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates - Skywards
Etihad Guest
Saudia - Alfursan
Middle East's Leading Airport 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Dubai International Airport
Hamad International Airport - Doha, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Airport Lounge - Business Class 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Business Class Lounge @ Emirates Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport
Etihad Airways Premium Lounge @ Abu Dhabi International Airport
Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge @ Hamad International Airport
Middle East's Leading Airport Lounge - First Class 20192018 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 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Air Arabia
flydubai
flynas
Middle East's Leading Private Jet Charter 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
NasJet
Royal Jet
Saudia Private Aviation

Attraction

Middle East's Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jebel Jais Flight, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Ski Dubai, UAE
Skydive Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Theme Park 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
IMG Worlds of Adventure, United Arab Emirates
LEGOLAND® Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Water Park 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Dreamland Aqua Park, Umm Al Quwain
Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi

Car

Middle East's Leading Business Car Rental Company 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Avis
Budget
Hertz
Middle East's Leading Car Rental Company 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Avis
Budget
Europcar
Middle East's Leading Chauffeur Company 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Farrad Car Rental Company
Funsho Signature Limousines
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Middle East's Leading Luxury Car Rental Company 2019New for 2019

Cruise

Middle East's Leading Cruise Line 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Celebrity Cruises
Cunard
Royal Caribbean International
Middle East's Leading Cruise Port 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jeddah Islamic Port, Saudi Arabia
Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain
Mina Rashid, Dubai

Destination

Middle East's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai
Oman
Ras Al Khaimah
Middle East's Leading Beach Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai
Oman
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Business Travel Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Destination 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Bahrain
Dubai
Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
IMG Worlds of Adventure, United Arab Emirates
Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Tourist Board 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, United Arab Emirates
Bahrain Tourism
Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing

General

Middle East's Leading Business & Leisure Development Project 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Bay La Sun & Murooj Districts at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), Saudi Arabia
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Tourism Development Project 20192018 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 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Platinum Heritage

Hotels & Resorts

Middle East's Leading Airport Hotel 20192018 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 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha, Qatar
Waldorf Astoria Jeddah - Qasr Al Sharq, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading All-Inclusive Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Beach Resort 20192018 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 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Mashreq Boutique Hotel, Saudi Arabia
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Desert Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Boutique Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, Ajman
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Budget Hotel Brand 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Citymax Hotels
Four Points by Sheraton
Holiday Inn
Middle East's Leading Business Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Conrad Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Business Hotel Brand 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Millennium Hotels & Resorts
Middle East's Leading City Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Amwaj Rotana, Dubai
Elite Crystal Hotel, Bahrain
InterContinental Dubai - Festival City, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Corporate Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Jahra Copthorne Hotel & Resort
Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Grand Hyatt Dubai
Middle East's Leading Desert Resort 20192018 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 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Club InterContinental @ InterContinental Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Coral Lounge @ JA Ocean View Hotel, United Arab Emirates
Executive Lounge @ JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Family Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Green Hotel 20192018 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 Green Resort 2019New for 2019
Middle East's Leading Hospitality Development Company 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Khozama
Al Rayyan Hospitality
Emaar Hospitality Group
Middle East's Leading Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Hotel Apartments 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana - Dubai, UAE
JA Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Majlis Grand Mercure Residence
Middle East's Leading Hotel Brand 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Rotana Hotels
Middle East's Leading Hotel Dining & Entertainment Experience 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Habtoor City, United Arab Emirates
Fairmont Dubai, United Arab Emirates
La Cigale Hotel, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Hotel Group 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hyatt
InterContinental Hotels Group
Marriott International
Middle East's Leading Hotel Residences 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas, Qatar
Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Hotel Service Award 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Fairmont Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Hotel Suite 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Penthouse Suite @ JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE
Presidential Suite @ Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Royal Suite @ The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Landmark Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
Rixos Premium Dubai
Middle East's Leading Leisure Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai
Le Royal Hotels & Resorts - Amman
Raffles Dubai
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
W Dubai Al Habtoor City
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel
Middle East's Leading Luxury Business Hotel 20192018 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 20192018 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 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Desert Nights Camp, Oman
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Luxury Halal Hotel Brand 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jannah Hotels & Resorts
Rayhaan Hotels and Resorts
Shaza Hotels
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
Rosewood Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arjaan by Rotana Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates
BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
JA Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Brand 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Jumeirah
Park Hyatt
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa @ The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, United Arab Emirates
Beach Garden Villa @ One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Royal Villa @ Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Luxury Resort 20192018 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 20192018 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 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah
Royal Pavilion Villas by Qasr Al Sarab, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Marina Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, UAE
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading New Hotel 2019Open for New nominations
Middle East's Leading New Resort 2019Open for New nominations
Middle East's Leading Residential Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Nakhla Residential Resort, Saudi Arabia
Al Rayyan Village, Qatar
California Resort, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading Resort Residences 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Royal Residences, Dubai, UAE
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Mövenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba, Jordan
Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Frasers Hospitality
Gloria Hotels & Resorts
The Ascott Limited
Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartments 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Ascott Park Place Dubai
Fraser Suites Doha, Qatar
JA Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Sports Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Meydan Hotel, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Themed Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, Qatar
Desert Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Middle East's Leading Villa Resort 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah Dar al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Most Romantic Resort 20192018 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

Other

Middle East's Leading Sustainable Tourism Initiative 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai Sustainable Tourism Initiative
Green Key Program
Mleiha Archeological & Eco-Tourism Project

Travel Agencies & Tour Operators

Middle East's Leading Business Travel Agency 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
dnata
Kanoo Travel
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Middle East's Leading Corporate Travel Company 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Tahadi Travel & Tours
Al Tayyar Travel Group
dnata
Middle East's Leading Desert Safari Company 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
Desert Safari Dubai
Platinum Heritage
Middle East's Leading Destination Management Company 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
24 Degrees
Arabian Adventures
SNTTA Emir Tours
Middle East's Leading Online Travel Agency 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Flyin.com
Rehlat
tajawal
Middle East's Leading Tour Operator 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
dnata
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Open Sky Travel & Tours
Middle East's Leading Travel Agency 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
dnata Travel
houseoftours.com
Regency Travel & Tours, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Travel Management Company 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
dnata
FCM Travel Solutions
SNTTA Travel & Tours

Travel Technology

Middle East's Leading Airline Website 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading B2B Travel Provider 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Flyin.com
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
TBO Holidays
Middle East's Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
AxisRooms
BookLogic
roomsXML
Middle East's Leading Rail Booking Solutions Provider 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Amadeus
Rezopia
Sabre Travel Network
Middle East's Leading Travel ERP Technology Provider 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Global Innovations International
Qtech Software
QuadLabs
Middle East's Leading Travel Technology Provider 20192018 Winner + 2 runners up:
Amadeus
BookLogic
EmQuest

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