2018 What’s On Nightlife Awards: Here are the nominees…

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Get ready to celebrate the very best of the region’s nightlife…

Whether you’re looking for the hottest festivals, clubs, bars or DJs, What’s On Nightlife has the party people covered. And over the last year, we’ve been rating, reviewing and getting the low down on the region’s best nightlife, to bring you the first ever What’s On Nightlife Awards.

Taking place on Wednesday May 2, we’ll be revealing the top movers and shakers from across the industry. From best club to best DJ, to top techno night and the year’s biggest newcomer, the categories recognise all the top people and places that make Dubai’s nightlife scene one of the best in the world.

And it’s not just our opinion that matters – there’s a chance for you to get involved and help us crown the city’s best party brunch and top ladies’ night. Simply head on over to our online voting page and cast your vote.

You can find out everything you need to know about the awards right here.

Here are the nominees… 

In your hands…

BEST LADIES’ NIGHT

* Wanna Be Loved by Q at Q43, Media One Hotel

* Monroe Nights at Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel

* URBN at White, Meydan Grandstand

* Ladies First at Lucky Voice, Grand Millenium

* Ladies and boys night at Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel

* Go Geisha! at Asia Asia, Pier 7

* Miss Independent at Ramusake, Hilton DoubleTree JBR

* Nobu Noir at Nobu, Atlantis The Palm

* EnVii at Vii, Conrad

* Inner City Zoo presents Candypants ladies’ night, Rixos Premium JBR

* Ladies’ night at Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

* Ladies’ night at Bahri Bar, Madinat Jumeirah

* Queen Bee at Tribeca, JA Ocean View Hotel

* The Clam Jam at The Maine, Hilton DoubleTree JBR

* Ladies night at Vault, JW Marriott Marquis

BEST PARTY BRUNCH

* Wanderlust at JW Marriott Marquis

* Candypants at Andreeas, Habtoor Grand

* We Brunch at Accents, Intercontinental Dubai Marina

* Supernatural at Zero Gravity

* Lucky Brunch at Lucky Voice, Grand Millenium Barsha Heights

* Friday Brunch at Coya, Four Seasons Jumeirah

* Friday Brunch at Saffron, Atlantis The Palm

* Brunchology at Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

* Friday Brunch at Iris, The Oberoi Business Bay

* The Friday Brunch at Jumeirah Al Qasr

* Bubbalicious at The Westin, Mina Seyahi

* Hidden brunch at Treehouse, Taj Dubai

The best of the rest…

BEST DJ

* Adam Graca

* Natalie Brogan

* Scott Forshaw

* Jixo & Danz

* Frederick Stone

* Andy Swift

* Dany Neville

* Aidin Karami

* Rohan Nunez

* Sam Farsio

BEST LOCAL BAND/ACT

* The Boxtones

* 13 Daze

* Hollaphonic

* Gorgeous George

* Game Over

* Sam Tring

* Danny Aridi

BEST INTERNATIONAL DJ SET

* Loco Dice at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

* Solomun at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

* Martin Jensen at Zero Gravity

* Roger Sanchez at Soho Garden

* Hardwell at Nasimi Beach

* Magda at Vibe Series, Raddison Blu Dubai Media City

BEST FESTIVAL

* Party In The Park at DMC Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City

* Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival at DMC Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City

* RedfestDXB at DMC Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City

* Groove On The Grass at Emirates Golf Club, Dubai

* Sensation at Meydan

* Sole DXB at Dubai Design District

* Corona Sunsets at Barasti Beach

* Creamfields at du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

BEST CONCERT/GIG

* Mumford & Sons, Yasalam After-Race Concert, du Arena, Abu Dhabi

* Pink, Yasalam After-Race Concert, du Arena, Abu Dhabi

* Katy Perry, du Arena, Abu Dhabi

* Ed Sheeran, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai

* Justin Bieber, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai

* Liam Gallagher, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

BEST COMEDY GIG

* Laughter Factory presents Jason Manford at Grand Millenium, Barsha Heights

* DXB Laughs presents Kevin Bridges at Dubai World Trade Center

* 117 Live presents Russell Howard, Dubai College Auditorium

* DXB Laughs presents John Bishop at Dubai World Trade Center

* Ali Al Sayed’s Comedy Special at Madinat Theatre

BEST URBAN NIGHT

* URBN at White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop

* Hip-hop Chic at Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai

* The List at Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel,

* Rosay at Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai

BEST HOUSE/TECHNO EVENT

* Analog Room, Industrial Avenue

* Plus Minus, Bridgewater Dxb, JW Marriott Marquis

* Decibel, ON42, Media One Hotel

* Diskonekt, Vii, Conrad Hotel,

* Blackout, Dome, The Westin Al Habtoor City

* Vibe Series, Raddison Blu Media City

* Deep Like Thursdayz, The Backyard, Steigenberger Hotel

* Nomad, El Chiringuito, Rixos The Palm

* Coma at Hobo, Nassima Royal

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE

* Q’s Bar & Lounge, Palazzo Versace

* The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz

* The Baggot at McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington Hotel

* The Irish Village

* Hard Rock Café, Dubai Festival City

* Lock, Stock & Barrel, Rixos Premium JBR

* Music Hall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

BEST KARAOKE VENUE

* Blind Dragon, The Atrium Al Habtoor City

* Lucky Voice, Grand Millenium Barsha Heights

* Ten Street, Oasis Beach Tower, JBR

* Kung Korean, Byblos Hotel, Barsha Heights

BEST PUB

* McGettigans, Bonnington Hotel

* The Irish Village

* The Eloquent Elephant, Taj Dubai

* The Rose & Crown, The Atrium Al Habtoor City

* Reform Social and Grill, The Lakes

* Dhow & Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

* Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis

* Nezzesaussi, Address Dubai Marina

BEST BEACH CLUB

* Blue Marlin, Ghantoot Al Jazira Island Hotel

* Nasimi, Atlantis The Palm

* Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi

* Nikki Beach Club

* Zero Gravity

* El Chiringuito, Rixos The Palm

* Azure Beach,Rixos Premium, JBR

* Riva Beach Club, The Palm

* Drift Beach Club,  One and Only Royal Mirage

BEST OUTDOOR BAR

* Cielo, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

* Pure Sky Lounge, The Hilton Dubai Jumeirah

* Jetty Lounge, One & Only Royal Mirage

* 40 Kong, H Hotel

* 7 Elephants, Emirates Financial Towers

* Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons Jumeirah

* Uptown Bar, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

* Treehouse, Taj Dubai

* Ambar Lounge, Jumeirah Al Naseem

* 360, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

* Café Artois at Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis

* Siddharta Lounge, Grosvenor House

And the grand prix…

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

* BarBary Deli + Cocktail club, Tryp by Wyndham

* Cobra Kai at Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel

* Inner City Zoo, Rixos Premium, JBR

* Soho Garden, Meydan Grandstand

* Dome, The Westin Al Habtoor City

* Base, d3

* Axe House, Armada Blue Bay Hotel

* 7 Elephants, Emirates Financial Towers

BAR OF THE YEAR

* Lucky Voice, Grand Millenium Barsha Heights

* Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi

* McGettigans, Bonnington Hotel

* Nippon Bottle Co., Dusit Thani

* Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis

* Lock, Stock and Barrel, Rixos Premium JBR

* Miss Lily’s, Sheraton Grand Hotel

* Indie, Gate Village DIFC

* Nola, Armada Blue Bay Hotel

CLUB OF THE YEAR

* White Dubai at Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop

* Cirque Le Soir at Fairmont Hotel

* Base Dubai at d3

* Billionaire Mansion at Taj Hotel

* Boa Lounge and Club at W Dubai Al Habtoor City

* Mahiki at Jumeirah Beach Hotel

* Societe at Marina Byblos

* Cavalli at Fairmont Hotel

* Zero Gravity

Stay tuned to find out how you can be there… 

Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Wednesday May 2 2018. whatson.ae/nightlife

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