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Middle East Nominees 2021

Middle East nominees

It is with great pleasure that we open the
28th annual World Travel Awards for Middle East entries.

The winner and 2 runners up from 2020 re-qualify automatically for the 2021 award*.

Voting will open at a later date, to be announced, when all of the short-listed nominees for Middle East 2021 will be announced.

Entries close on 21st March 2021.

* All nominees are listed alphabetically.

Air

Middle East's Leading Airline - Business Class 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Oman Air
Middle East's Leading Airline - Economy Class 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Oman Air
Middle East's Leading Airline - First Class 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Saudia
Middle East's Leading Airline 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Saudia
Middle East's Leading Airline Brand 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Saudia
Middle East's Leading Airline Inflight Entertainment 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline Lounge - Business Class 20212020 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 Airline Lounge - First Class 20212020 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 Airline Rewards Programme 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates - Skywards
Etihad Guest
Saudia - Alfursan
Middle East's Leading Airport 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Dubai International Airport
Muscat International Airport, Oman
Middle East's Leading Airport Duty Free Operator 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
DFS
Dubai Duty Free
Qatar Duty Free
Middle East's Leading Airport Lounge 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Reem Plaza Premium Lounge, Abu Dhabi International Airport
Marhaba @ Dubai International Airport Lounges
Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai
Middle East's Leading Cabin Crew 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Inflight Magazine 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlas (Etihad Airways)
Open Skies (Emirates)
Wings of Oman (Oman Air)
Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Air Arabia
flydubai
flynas
Middle East's Leading Private Jet Charter 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Royal Jet
Saudia Private Aviation
Sky Prime Aviation Services

Attraction

Middle East's Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
CLYMB Abu Dhabi, UAE
Ski Dubai, UAE
Skydive Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Cultural Tourist Attraction 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE
Qasr Al Watan, UAE
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, UAE
Middle East's Leading Theme Park 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, UAE
Global Village Dubai
LEGOLAND® Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, UAE
Global Village Dubai
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading Water Park 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Wild Wadi Waterpark, Dubai
Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi

Car

Middle East's Leading Business Car Rental Company 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Avis
Europcar
Hertz
Middle East's Leading Car Rental Company 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Avis
Hertz
LUMI
Middle East's Leading Chauffeur Company 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Farrad Car Rental Company
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Sixt Ride
Middle East's Leading Luxury Car Rental Company 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Be Luxury Dubai
Empire Luxury Car Rental
VIP Rent a Car

Destination

Middle East's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai
Ras Al Khaimah
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Beach Destination 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai
Oman
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading Business Travel Destination 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading City Destination 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Doha, Qatar
Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Cultural Destination 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Jordan
Oman
Middle East's Leading Destination 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Honeymoon Destination 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai
Jordan
Oman
Middle East's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Doha, Qatar
Dubai
Middle East's Leading Sports Tourism Destination 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Doha, Qatar
Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Lebanon
Middle East's Leading Tourist Board 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Dubai Tourism
Oman Ministry of Tourism
Middle East's Leading Wedding Destination 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Most Romantic Destination 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Jordan

General

Middle East's Leading Tourism Development Project 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Qasr Al Watan, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Responsible Tourism Award 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
Al Wathba Wetland Reserve
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Hotels & Resorts

Middle East's Leading Airport Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai International Hotel, UAE
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, UAE
Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading All Suite Hotel 20212020 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 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
JA Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Middle East's Leading Beach Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Boutique Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Address Montgomerie, UAE
Al Mashreq Boutique Hotel, Saudi Arabia
Le Gray, Beirut
Middle East's Leading Boutique Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
One&Only The Palm, Dubai, UAE
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Zaya Nurai Island, UAE
Middle East's Leading Budget Hotel Brand 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Citymax Hotels
Holiday Inn
Rove Hotels
Middle East's Leading Business & Conference Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, UAE
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City
Middle East's Leading Business Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Business Hotel Brand 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Kempinski Hotels
Millennium Hotels & Resorts
Middle East's Leading City Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Amwaj Rotana, Dubai
InterContinental Dubai - Festival City, UAE
Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, UAE
Middle East's Leading Conference Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
Grand Hyatt Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Corporate Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE
Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Desert Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading Design Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, UAE
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, UAE
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE
Middle East's Leading Executive Club Lounge 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Club InterContinental @ InterContinental Abu Dhabi, UAE
Imperial Club @ Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, UAE
The Ritz-Carlton Club Level @ The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Family Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
JA Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Green Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Sofitel Dubai The Palm, UAE
Middle East's Leading Green Resort 20212020 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 Honeymoon Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jumeirah Al Naseem, UAE
One&Only Royal Mirage, UAE
One&Only The Palm, Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Hospitality Development Company 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emaar Hospitality Group
Katara Hospitality
Nakheel
Middle East's Leading Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, UAE
Jumeirah Al Naseem, UAE
Middle East's Leading Hotel Apartments 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arjaan by Rotana Dubai Media City, UAE
JA Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai, UAE
Majlis Grand Mercure Residence Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading Hotel Brand 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Jumeirah
Middle East's Leading Hotel Group 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
InterContinental Hotels Group
Jumeirah Group
Marriott International
Middle East's Leading Hotel Residences 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Assila, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Hotel Service Award 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
Fairmont Dubai, UAE
The Address Downtown Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Hotel Suite 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Palace Suite @ Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
Royal Suite @ Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Royal Suite @ The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Middle East's Leading Landmark Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, UAE
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Rixos Premium Dubai
Middle East's Leading Leisure Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai
Le Royal Hotel Beirut, Lebanon
Raffles Dubai
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Address Dubai Mall, UAE
Armani Hotel Dubai, UAE
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, UAE
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Hotel Brand 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Address Hotels + Resorts
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Jumeirah
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Resort 20212020 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 Beach Resort 2021New for 2021
Middle East's Leading Luxury Business Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, UAE
Le Gray, Beirut
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury City Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai, UAE
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
The Oberoi, Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury City Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, UAE
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury Desert Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
Desert Nights Camp, Oman
Telal Resort Al Ain
Middle East's Leading Luxury Halal Hotel Brand 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jannah Hotels & Resorts
Rayhaan Hotels and Resorts
Shaza Hotels
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel & Residences 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Address Downtown Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
Le Gray, Beirut
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arjaan by Rotana Dubai Media City, UAE
BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana - Dubai, UAE
JA Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Brand 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Jumeirah
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa @ The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, UAE
Beach Garden Villa @ One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Spa Pool Villa Suite Beachfront @ Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Middle East's Leading Luxury Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
Middle East's Leading Luxury Suites Hotel 20212020 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 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Zaya Nurai Island, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury Wedding Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
One&Only The Palm, Dubai, UAE
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, UAE
Middle East's Leading Marina Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, UAE
W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island, UAE
Middle East's Leading New Hotel 2021Open for New nominations
Middle East's Leading New Resort 2021New for 2021
Middle East's Leading Residential Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Nakhla Residential Resort, Saudi Arabia
California Resort, Saudi Arabia
Dolphin Village Muscat, Oman
Middle East's Leading Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, UAE
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Middle East's Leading Resort Residences 20212020 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 Retreat 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Mysk Kingfisher Retreat, UAE
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel, UAE
Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Frasers Hospitality
Gloria Hotels & Resorts
The Ascott Limited
Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartments 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Ascott Park Place Dubai
JA Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai
Jannah Place Dubai Marina
Middle East's Leading Sports Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
JA Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE
The Meydan Hotel, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Themed Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, Qatar
Sofitel Dubai The Palm, UAE
Middle East's Leading Villa Resort 20212020 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, UAE
Middle East's Leading Wedding Hotel 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jumeirah Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, UAE
Madinat Jumeirah Resort, UAE
The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Most Romantic Resort 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, UAE
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

Meetings & Conventions

Middle East's Leading Exhibition & Convention Centre 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre - ADNEC
Dubai World Trade Centre
Qatar National Convention Centre

Travel Agencies & Tour Operators

Middle East's Leading Airline GSA 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Cozmo Travel
dnata Representation Services
Seera
Middle East's Leading Balloon Ride Operator 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Balloon Adventures Dubai
Hot Air Balloon Dubai
Sindbad Balloons
Middle East's Leading Boat Tour Operator 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Boat Tour Dubai
HERO OdySea
The Yellow Boats
Middle East's Leading Corporate Travel Company 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al-Futtaim Travel
dnata
Seera
Middle East's Leading Desert Safari Company 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
Desert Safari Dubai
Platinum Heritage
Middle East's Leading Destination Management Company 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
Discover Saudi
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Middle East's Leading Leisure Travel Agency 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Almosafer
dnata Travel
Kanoo Travel
Middle East's Leading Online Travel Agency 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Almosafer
Rovia
Travelwings
Middle East's Leading Tour Operator 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
dnata
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Middle East's Leading Travel Agency 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
Almosafer
Regency Travel & Tours
Satguru Travel
Middle East's Leading Travel Management Company 20212020 Winner + 2 runners up:
elaa
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Satguru Travel

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