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Middle East Nominees 2022

Middle East nominees

It is with great pleasure that we open the
29th annual World Travel Awards for Middle East entries.

The winner and 2 runners up from 2021 re-qualify automatically for the 2022 award*.

Voting opens on 4th April 2022 when all of the short-listed nominees for Middle East 2022 will be announced.

Entries close on 27th March 2022.

* All nominees are listed alphabetically.

Air

Middle East's Leading Airline - Business Class 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline - Customer Experience 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Oman Air
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline - Economy Class 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Oman Air
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline - First Class 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Oman Air
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline Brand 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Oman Air
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline Inflight Entertainment 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Airline Lounge - Business Class 20222021 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 20222021 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 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates - Skywards
Oman Air - Sindbad
Qatar Airways - Privilege Club
Middle East's Leading Airport 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai International Airport
Hamad International Airport - Doha, Qatar
Muscat International Airport, Oman
Middle East's Leading Airport Duty Free Operator 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
DFS
Dubai Duty Free
Qatar Duty Free
Middle East's Leading Airport Lounge 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Marhaba @ Dubai International Airport Lounges
Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai
Primeclass Lounge @ Muscat International Airport
Middle East's Leading Cabin Crew 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Middle East's Leading Inflight Magazine 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Open Skies (Emirates)
Oryx (Qatar Airways)
Wings of Oman (Oman Air)
Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Air Arabia
flydubai
flynas
Middle East's Leading Private Jet Charter 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
RoyalJet
Saudia Private Aviation
Sky Prime Aviation Services

Attraction

Middle East's Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
CLYMB Abu Dhabi, UAE
Ski Dubai, UAE
Skydive Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Cultural Tourist Attraction 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai Opera, UAE
Qasr Al Watan, UAE
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, UAE
Middle East's Leading Theme Park 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, UAE
Global Village Dubai
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading Tourist Attraction 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
Ski Dubai, UAE
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading Water Park 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Desert Falls Adventures @ Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, Qatar
Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi

Car

Middle East's Leading Business Car Rental Company 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Avis
Europcar
Hertz
Middle East's Leading Car Rental Company 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Avis
Hertz
LUMI
Middle East's Leading Chauffeur Company 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Farrad Car Rental Company
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Sixt Ride

Cruise

Middle East's Leading Cruise Line 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Celebrity Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line
Royal Caribbean International
Middle East's Leading Cruise Port 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Doha Port, Qatar
Mina Rashid, Dubai
Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat, Oman

Destination

Middle East's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai
Oman
Ras Al Khaimah
Middle East's Leading Beach Destination 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai
Oman
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading Business Travel Destination 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Doha, Qatar
Dubai
Middle East's Leading City Destination 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Doha, Qatar
Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Cultural Destination 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Oman
Qatar
Middle East's Leading Destination 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Oman
Middle East's Leading Honeymoon Destination 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Oman
Middle East's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Doha, Qatar
Dubai
Middle East's Leading Sports Tourism Destination 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Doha, Qatar
Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Qatar
Middle East's Leading Tourist Board 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai Tourism
Oman Ministry of Tourism
Qatar National Tourism Council
Middle East's Leading Wedding Destination 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Oman
Middle East's Most Romantic Destination 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Dubai
Jordan
Oman

General

Middle East's Leading Tourism Development Project 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Responsible Tourism Award 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
Al Wathba Wetland Reserve
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Hotels & Resorts

Middle East's Leading Airport Hotel 20222021 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 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, UAE
Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha, Qatar
Waldorf Astoria Jeddah - Qasr Al Sharq, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading All-Inclusive Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, UAE
Middle East's Leading Beach Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Boutique Hotel 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Address Montgomerie, UAE
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK, Dubai, Autograph Collection, UAE
Middle East's Leading Boutique Resort 20222021 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 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Courtyard by Marriott
Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express
Middle East's Leading Business Hotel 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai, UAE
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, UAE
Novotel Muscat Airport
Middle East's Leading Business Hotel Brand 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Kempinski Hotels
Middle East's Leading City Hotel 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar
InterContinental Dubai - Festival City, UAE
Raffles Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Conference Hotel 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Grand Hyatt Dubai
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, UAE
Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Corporate Resort 20222021 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 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
Desert Nights Camp, Oman
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Middle East's Leading Design Hotel 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlantis, The Palm, UAE
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, UAE
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE
Middle East's Leading Executive Club Lounge 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Club InterContinental @ InterContinental Abu Dhabi, UAE
Executive Lounge @ JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, UAE
Imperial Club @ Atlantis, The Palm, UAE
Middle East's Leading Family Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlantis, The Palm
Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, Qatar
JA The Resort, UAE
Middle East's Leading Green Hotel 20222021 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 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, UAE
Mysk Kingfisher Retreat, UAE
Middle East's Leading Honeymoon Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Oman
One&Only The Palm, Dubai, UAE
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
Middle East's Leading Hospitality Development Company 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emaar Hospitality Group
Katara Hospitality
Kingdom Hotel Investments
Middle East's Leading Hotel 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, UAE
Jumeirah Al Naseem, UAE
The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Leading Hotel Apartments 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arjaan by Rotana Dubai Media City, UAE
JA Oasis Beach Tower, Dubai, UAE
Jumeirah Living Marina Gate, UAE
Middle East's Leading Hotel Brand 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Marriott Hotels
Middle East's Leading Hotel Dining & Entertainment Experience 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Kempinski Hotel Muscat, Oman
La Cigale Hotel, Qatar
Rixos Bab Al Bahr, UAE
Middle East's Leading Hotel Residences 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
InterContinental Doha, Qatar
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Hotel Service Award 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Atlantis, The Palm, UAE
Emirates Palace, UAE
Raffles Dubai, UAE
Middle East's Leading Hotel Suite 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Presidential Suite @ Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, 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 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk, UAE
Middle East's Leading Leisure Hotel 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Address Downtown
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai
Raffles Dubai
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Hotel 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai, UAE
Mondrian Doha, Qatar
W Dubai - The Palm, UAE
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Hotel Brand 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Address Hotels + Resorts
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Jumeirah
Middle East's Leading Lifestyle Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE
Atlantis, The Palm
Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites
Middle East's Leading Luxury Beach Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, Qatar
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury Business Hotel 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE
The St. Regis Doha, Qatar
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury City Hotel 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, UAE
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury City Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace, UAE
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, UAE
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
Middle East's Leading Luxury Desert Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
Telal Resort Al Ain
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury Halal Hotel Brand 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jannah Hotels & Resorts
Rayhaan Hotels and Resorts
Shaza Hotels
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel & Residences 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Address Downtown, Dubai, UAE
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE
FIVE Palm Jumeirah, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Armani Hotel Dubai
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, UAE
Emirates Palace, UAE
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Brand 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Jumeirah
Park Hyatt
Middle East's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 20222021 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
Four Bedroom Beachfront Reserve @ Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Middle East's Leading Luxury Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
Middle East's Leading Luxury Villa Resort 20222021 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 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace, UAE
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, UAE
Middle East's Leading Marina Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Emirates Palace, UAE
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, UAE
W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island, UAE
Middle East's Leading New Hotel 2022Open for New nominations
Middle East's Leading New Resort 2022Open for New nominations
Middle East's Leading Premium Hotel Brand 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Marriott Hotels
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
voco Hotels
Middle East's Leading Residential Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Al Nakhla Residential Resort, Saudi Arabia
California Resort, Saudi Arabia
Dolphin Village Muscat, Oman
Middle East's Leading Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE
Atlantis, The Palm, UAE
Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, Qatar
Middle East's Leading Resort Residences 20222021 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 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Mysk Kingfisher Retreat, UAE
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Frasers Hospitality
Gloria Hotels & Resorts
The Ascott Limited
Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartments 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Ascott Park Place Dubai
Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area, Bahrain
Jannah Place Dubai Marina
Middle East's Leading Sports Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Aspire Zone, Qatar
Emirates Palace, UAE
The Meydan Hotel, Dubai
Middle East's Leading Themed Resort 20222021 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 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, UAE
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, UAE
Middle East's Leading Wedding Hotel 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Jumeirah Al Qasr, UAE
Madinat Jumeirah Resort, UAE
The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Middle East's Most Romantic Resort 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
The Chedi Muscat, Oman

Marketing

Middle East's Leading Marketing Campaign 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi - It’s Always Summer in Abu Dhabi
Expo 2020 is ready to welcome the world in October
Qatar Airways - Travel safely with the airline you can rely on

Meetings & Conventions

Middle East's Leading Exhibition & Convention Centre 20222021 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 Adventure Tour Operator 2022New for 2022
Middle East's Leading Airline GSA 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arjaa Travel & Tourism
dnata Representation Services
Kanoo Travel
Middle East's Leading Balloon Ride Operator 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Balloon Adventures Dubai
Hot Air Balloon Dubai
Sindbad Balloons
Middle East's Leading Boat Tour Operator 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Boat Tour Dubai
HERO OdySea
The Yellow Boats
Middle East's Leading Corporate Travel Company 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arjaa Travel & Tourism
dnata Travel Management
Seera
Middle East's Leading Desert Safari Company 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
Desert Safari Dubai
Platinum Heritage
Middle East's Leading Destination Management Company 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
Discover Saudi
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Middle East's Leading Leisure Travel Agency 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Almosafer
dnata Travel
Kanoo Travel
Middle East's Leading Online Travel Agency 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Almosafer
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Travelwings
Middle East's Leading Tour Operator 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Arabian Adventures
dnata
Nirvana Travel & Tourism
Middle East's Leading Travel Agency 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
Almosafer
Regency Travel & Tours
Tareek Al-Ofuk
Middle East's Leading Travel Management Company 20222021 Winner + 2 runners up:
elaa
Kanoo Travel
Satguru Travel

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