The UAE has won a whopping 63 titles at the World Travel Awards 2021.
- Emirates, Etihad, Atlantis and Armani are among the winners.
Votes for the Awards
Cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.
Awards & Winners
- Dubai topped the leaderboard for the UAE.
- Dubai picking up several wins including World’s Leading Business Travel Destination and World’s Best Airport.
- Aqua venture at Atlantis, The Palm was named the World's Leading Water Park.
- Considering, The Dubai Mall as the World’s Leading Shopping Mall.
- Luxury hotels on offer, the emirate’s five-star stays also won several accolades, including Armani Hotel Dubai fending off a tough field to emerge as the World’s Leading Hotel.
The Newcomer Categories List
- St. Regis Dubai, The Palm secured World’s Leading New Hotel and Raffles The Palm Dubai, the first Raffles resort in the Middle East, picked up World’s Leading New Resort.
Award For Family Travel
1. JA The Resort in Jebel Ali is the World’s Leading Luxury Family Resort and Sofitel Dubai The Palm took the World's Leading Themed Resort.
2. Dubai’s sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, picking up awards 22 years since it first opened – being named the World's Leading Luxury All Suite Hotel 2021.
Abu Dhabi: Another Big Winner
Abu Dhabi, The emirate is now officially the World's Leading Sports Tourism Destination 2021.
- UFC Fight Island, the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
- Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the soon-to-come Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
- Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi won the World’s Leading Theme Park title, while its home of Yas Island – where you’ll also find Warner Bros World and Yas Waterworld, was named the Leading Theme Park Destination.
- The W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is the World’s Leading Marina Resort.
- Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers took the win for the top Luxury City Hotel.
- Emirates Palace won Luxury Beach Resort and the World’s Leading Desert Resort, found in the capital, at Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa.
- Ajman’s The Oberoi Beach Resort is the World’s Leading Beach Villa Resort.
- Sharjah’s Mysk Kingfisher Retreat wears the crown for the World’s Leading Nature Retreat.
The UAE’s Airlines
- Biggest win was for Emirates, which was named the World’s Leading Airline in 2021.
- The Dubai airline was also top of the leaderboard when it comes to first-class flying.
- Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, won the title of the Leading Airline for Business Class and the World's Leading First Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Speciality in Etihad Airways
Travellers flying on any category with Etihad can also enjoy the airline's in-flight entertainment, which has been voted the best in the world at this year's awards.