Middle East Nominees 2020

Middle East nominees

It is with great pleasure that we open the
27th annual World Travel Awards for Middle East entries.

The winner and 2 runners up from 2019 re-qualify automatically for the 2020 award*.

Voting will open at a later date, to be announced, when all of the short-listed nominees for Middle East 2020 will be announced.

Entries close on 22nd March 2020.

* All nominees are listed alphabetically.

Air

Middle East's Leading Airline - Business Class 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Oman Air
Middle East's Leading Airline - Economy Class 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Oman Air
Middle East's Leading Airline - First Class 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Saudia
Middle East's Leading Airline Brand 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline Inflight Entertainment 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline Rewards Programme 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates - Skywards
Etihad Guest
Saudia - Alfursan
Middle East's Leading Airport 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Dubai International Airport
Muscat International Airport, Oman
Middle East's Leading Airport Duty Free Operator 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
DFS
Dubai Duty Free
Qatar Duty Free
Middle East's Leading Airport Lounge - Business Class 20202019 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 20202019 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 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Inflight Magazine 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlas (Etihad Airways)
Open Skies (Emirates)
Wings of Oman (Oman Air)
Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Air Arabia
flydubai
flynas
Middle East's Leading Private Jet Charter 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
NasJet
Royal Jet
Saudia Private Aviation

Attraction

Middle East's Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jebel Jais Flight, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Ski Dubai, UAE
Skydive Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Theme Park 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Global Village Dubai
Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Global Village Dubai
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Water Park 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
LEGOLAND® Dubai Water Park
Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi

Car

Middle East's Leading Business Car Rental Company 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Avis
Europcar
Hertz
Middle East's Leading Car Rental Company 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Avis
Europcar
Hertz
Middle East's Leading Chauffeur Company 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Sixt Limousine Service
TLT Limousine
Middle East's Leading Luxury Car Rental Company 2020New for 2020

Cruise

Middle East's Leading Cruise Line 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Celebrity Cruises
Cunard
Royal Caribbean International
Middle East's Leading Cruise Port 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Doha Port, Qatar
Jeddah Islamic Port, Saudi Arabia
Mina Rashid, Dubai

Destination

Middle East's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai
Oman
Ras Al Khaimah
Middle East's Leading Beach Destination 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai
Oman
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Business Travel Destination 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Cultural Destination 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jordan
Oman
Qatar
Middle East's Leading Destination 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Doha, Qatar
Dubai
Middle East's Leading Tourist Board 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing
Qatar Tourism Authority

General

Middle East's Leading Business & Leisure Development Project 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Bay La Sun & Murooj Districts at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), Saudi Arabia
The Palm Jumeirah - Nakheel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Tourism Development Project 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Pearl, Qatar
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Responsible Tourism Award 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Platinum Heritage

Hotels & Resorts

Middle East's Leading Airport Hotel 20202019 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 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Faisaliah Suites, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha, Qatar
Middle East's Leading All-Inclusive Resort 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
JA 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 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Boutique Hotel 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Mashreq Boutique Hotel, Saudi Arabia
La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK, Dubai, Autograph Collection, United Arab Emirates
Le Gray, Beirut
Middle East's Leading Boutique Resort 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
One&Only The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Budget Hotel Brand 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Citymax Hotels
Four Points by Sheraton
Holiday Inn
Middle East's Leading Business & Conference Hotel 20202019 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 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Business Hotel Brand 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Millennium Hotels & Resorts
Middle East's Leading City Hotel 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Amwaj Rotana, Dubai
InterContinental Dubai - Festival City, United Arab Emirates
Raffles Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Conference Hotel 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
Grand Hyatt Dubai
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Corporate Resort 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Grand Hyatt Dubai
Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Desert Resort 20202019 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 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Club InterContinental @ InterContinental Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Executive Lounge @ JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Imperial Club @ Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Family Resort 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
JA Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Talabay Aqaba, Jordan
Middle East's Leading Green Hotel 20202019 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 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, UAE
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, UAE
Middle East's Leading Hospitality Development Company 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dur Hospitality Company
Emaar Hospitality Group
Nakheel
Middle East's Leading Hotel 20202019 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 20202019 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 Hotel Brand 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Jumeirah
Middle East's Leading Hotel Dining & Entertainment Experience 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Habtoor City, United Arab Emirates
Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fairmont Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Hotel Group 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hyatt
InterContinental Hotels Group
Marriott International
Middle East's Leading Hotel Residences 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
InterContinental Doha, Qatar
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Hotel Service Award 20202019 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 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Palace Suite @ Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
Penthouse Suite @ JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE
Royal Suite @ The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Landmark Hotel 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Rixos Premium Dubai
Middle East's Leading Leisure Hotel 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
JW Marriott Hotel Kuwait City
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai
Le Royal Hotel Beirut, Lebanon
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Hotel 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Address Dubai Mall, United Arab Emirates
Armani Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Resort 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites
Middle East's Leading Luxury Business Hotel 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Le Gray, Beirut
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Luxury City Hotel 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Le Gray, Beirut
The Oberoi, Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury Desert Resort 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telal Resort Al Ain
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Luxury Halal Hotel Brand 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jannah Hotels & Resorts
Rayhaan Hotels and Resorts
Shaza Hotels
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel & Residences 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Fairmont Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Address Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
Le Gray, Beirut
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments 20202019 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 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Jumeirah
Park Hyatt
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 20202019 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 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Middle East's Leading Luxury Suites Hotel 20202019 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 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, UAE
Zaya Nurai Island, UAE
Middle East's Leading Marina Resort 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, UAE
Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading New Hotel 2020Open for New nominations
Middle East's Leading New Resort 2020Open for New nominations
Middle East's Leading Residential Resort 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Nakhla Residential Resort, Saudi Arabia
California Resort, Saudi Arabia
Dolphin Village Muscat, Oman
Middle East's Leading Resort 20202019 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 20202019 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 Retreat 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Kingfisher Lodge by Mysk, Sharjah Collection, United Arab Emirates
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, United Arab Emirates
Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Frasers Hospitality
Gloria Hotels & Resorts
The Ascott Limited
Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartments 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Ascott Park Place Dubai
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai, JBR
Jannah Place Dubai Marina
Middle East's Leading Sports Resort 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
JA Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Meydan Hotel, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Themed Resort 20202019 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 20202019 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 20202019 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

Middle East's Leading Exhibition & Convention Centre 20202019 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

Middle East's Leading Sustainable Tourism Initiative 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai Sustainable Tourism Initiative
Green Key Program
Mleiha Archeological & Eco-Tourism Project

Travel Agencies & Tour Operators

Middle East's Leading Airline GSA 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Cozmo Travel
dnata Airline Services
Seera
Middle East's Leading Business Travel Agency 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
dnata
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
SNTTA
Middle East's Leading Corporate Travel Company 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
dnata
Kanoo Travel
Seera
Middle East's Leading Desert Safari Company 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
Desert Safari Dubai
Platinum Heritage
Middle East's Leading Destination Management Company 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Orient Tours
Royal Arabian
SNTTA Emir Tours
Middle East's Leading Leisure Travel Agency 2020New for 2020
Middle East's Leading Online Travel Agency 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Almosafer
HotelsMe.com
Travelwings
Middle East's Leading Tour Operator 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
AFC Holidays
dnata
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Middle East's Leading Travel Agency 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
dnata Travel
Regency Travel & Tours
Tareek Al-Ofuk
Middle East's Leading Travel Management Company 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
dnata
FCM Travel Solutions
SNTTA

Travel Technology

Middle East's Leading Airline Website 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Saudia
Middle East's Leading B2B Travel Provider 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Flyin.com
Nirvana Over the World
TBO Holidays
Middle East's Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Sabre Hospitality Solutions
Stuba
Yalago
Middle East's Leading Rail Booking Solutions Provider 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Amadeus
Sabre Travel Network
Travelport
Middle East's Leading Travel ERP Technology Provider 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Global Innovations International
Qtech Software
SAP Middle East & North Africa
Middle East's Leading Travel Technology Provider 20202019 Winner + 2 runners up:
Amadeus
EmQuest
Nirvana Travel & Tourism

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