Meet the Best in Dubai Winners 2012

The 2012 Best in Dubai winners and runners-up revealed!
Wednesday , 31 October 2012
Meet the Best in Dubai Winners 2012
Joint Best Music Act winners The Maplejacks and Juliana Down

The competition was super hot at this year’s Best in Dubai awards, with fewer than 10 votes separating the winners and losers in some categories. Plus, so close were our top two in the Best Music Act category that, for the first time ever, there were joint winners!

All winners were thrilled, of course, and gracious enough to acknowledge and appreciate their fellow nominees; recognising that being shortlisted is an honour in itself, so congratulations to all of the nominees from everyone at Ahlan!.

Here we present the winners and highly commended nominees from the Best in Dubai 2012 awards.

BEST SCHOOL/COLLEGE
Winner: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI
Highly Commended: University of Wollongong in Dubai
Highly Commended: Zayed University

BEST SPORTING CLUB
Winner: DUBAI CREEK GOLF & YACHT CLUB
Highly Commended: The Aviation Club           
Highly Commended: The Montgomerie, Dubai

BEST SPORTING EVENT
Winner: DUBAI WORLD CUP at MEYDAN
Highly Commended: Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby Sevens
Highly Commended: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship

BEST TOURIST ATTRACTION
Winner: THE DUBAI FOUNTAINS, DOWNTOWN DUBAI
Highly Commended: Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
Highly Commended: Atlantis The Palm

BEST CONCERT / MUSIC EVENT
Winner: SANDANCE - Snow Patrol, Eric Morillo & Calvin Harris
Highly Commended: Atelier Live Dance Arena with Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis
Highly Commended: The Eagles, The Sevens

BEST SHOPPING MALL
Winner: THE DUBAI MALL
Highly Commended: Mall of the Emirates      
Highly Commended: Mirdiff City Centre

BEST SPA
Winner: SENSASIA
Highly Commended: Jumeirah Talise Ottoman, Zabeel Saray
Highly commended:
The Spa, The Palace, Old Town

BEST WEEKEND BREAK
Winner: LE MERIDEN AL AQAH, FUJAIRAH
Highly commended: Bab al Shams
Highly commended: Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Ras Al Khaimah

BEST HOTEL
Winner: ATLANTIS THE PALM
Highly Commended: Burj Al Arab                      
Highly Commended: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm

BEST CASUAL DINING RESTAURANT
Winner: PF CHANGS
Highly Commended: Hard Rock Cafe
Highly Commended: Ravi’s

BEST FINE DINING RESTAURANT
Winner: OKKU, THE H HOTEL
Highly Commended: Nobu, Atlantis The Palm
Highly Commended: Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab

BEST LADIES NIGHT
Winner: MAHIKI, JUMEIRAH BEACH HOTEL
Highly Commended: Mingle at Left bank (Souk Al Bahar)
Highly Commended:
Blends, Address Dubai Marina

BEST BAR
Winner: BARASTI, LE MERIDIEN MINA SEYAHI
Highly Commended: The Irish Village
Highly Commended:
360, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

BEST NIGHTCLUB
Winner: NASIMI BEACH, ATLANTIS THE PALM
Highly Commended: Cavalli Club, Fairmont Hotel
Highly Commended: Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

BEST CLUB DJ
Winner: DAVID CRAIG
Highly Commended: Greg Stainer
Highly Commended: Smokingroove

BEST RADIO STATION
Winner: VIRGIN RADIO
Highly Commended: Dubai 92
Highly Commended: City 101.6

BEST PERSONALITY
Winner: KRIS FADE
Highly Commended: Ali Al Sayed
Highly Commended: Aishwarya Ajit

BEST MUSIC ACT
Winners: JULIANA DOWN & MAPLEJACKS 
Highly Commended:
Desert Heat

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Nicole Rodrigues  

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