How Does it Work?

Nobody knows Dubai better than its residents. Young or old, national or expat, male or female - everybody has an opinion on what they like best and we want to hear it.

To cast your votes, log on to Ahlan! Live, or, if you're new to Ahlan! Live, register as a member- it only takes a minute and it gives you a chance to WIN DHS15,000 WORTH OF CASH PRIZES! Read on to find out how.

1. Log in and cast your votes by clicking on the 'Vote' button on the nominee of your choice for all categories. Only one vote per category is permitted (19 votes per person per round, one for each category). The online counting system ensures that votes can't be duplicated and that individual users can only vote once. You will find an initial list of nominees in each category, selected after painstaking deliberation and research by Ahlan!'s experts. Vote for the one you think is best.

2. Voting will occur in two stages:
Round 1 will go on from 2 September to 30 September, where you can vote on the initial long list of nominees for a chance to win Dhs5,000.
Ahlan! reader Hannah Fernandes was the winning voter in round 1.

Round 2 will begin on 1 October, following the announcement of the nominee shortlist, where you can vote for the updated list for a chance to win Dhs10,000. Voting for Round 2 will close on 28 October.
Ahlan! reader Cristina Manea was the winning voter in round 2.

The nominee with the most votes in each category wins. Winners will receive an award at the Best in Dubai celebrations on 30 October.

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