The What’s On Awards 2017 Dubai are next week. Here are the top three venues and events that gathered the most votes from each category awarded on the night…

The What’s On Awards is one of the biggest events in the calendar for hospitality professionals across Dubai, and on Wednesday November 8 we will reveal the public’s top restaurants and bars across the region in a glitzy ceremony in the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre…

You’ve been voting since July, and now we can reveal the top three in each of the categories ahead of the awards.

Here goes! 


Favourite Bar


McGettigan’s JLT

Lock, Stock & Barrel

Favourite Day Out

Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm

Ladies’ Day at Zero Gravity

Laguna Lounge, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort

Favourite Concert

Guns & Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour, Dubai

Justin Bieber Purpose World Tour Dubai

Madness at Irish Village

Favourite Ladies’ Night

Billionaire Mansion

Lucky Voice


Favourite Festival

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

One Big Friday with Martin Solveig, Showhawk Duo & Black Saint

Party In The Park

Favourite Nightclub

Billionaire Mansion

Rock Bottom Café, Ramee Rose Hotel

Zero Gravity

Favourite Sporting Event

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens

Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge

Favourite Show

Les Misérables

Mary Poppins

West Side Story

Favourite Food Concept

Favourite Business Lunch

Certo, Radisson Blu Hotel,

Mr Miyagi’s

Nosh Restaurant, Mövenpick Hotel

Favourite Cafe


Common Grounds

Jones The Grocer

Favourite Healthy Eating Restaurant

Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers

The Farm Restaurant

Wild & The Moon

Favourite Pub Grub

McGettigan’s, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

The Irish Village

The Tap House

Favourite Food Truck

Burger Pit

Moylo’s Burgers

Ramadan Nights by Dish Catering

Favourite Restaurants (Above Dhs400)

Favourite Chinese Restaurant

Hakkasan Dubai


Zeng He’s, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah

 Favourite French Restaurant

Bagatelle Dubai

Brasserie Quartier, St Regis

Le Cirque Dubai

Favourite Indian Restaurant

Ananta, The Oberoi Hotel Dubai

Bombay Brasserie

Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, JW Marriott Marquis

Favourite International Restaurant

Scape Restaurant & Bar, Burj Al Arab

The Beach House, Anantara The Palm Resort & Spa

Trader Vic’s

Favourite Italian Restaurant

Bussola, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro


Favourite Japanese Restaurant

Katsuya By Starck, Al Naseem Hotel Dubai

Okku, The H Hotel Dubai

Ramusake, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel

Favourite Middle Eastern Restaurant

Ewaan, The Palace Downtown Hotel

Qasr Al Sultan


Favourite Modern European Restaurant


Casa de Tapas

Folly by Nick & Scott

Favourite Pan-Asian Restaurant

Bambooda, Roda Al Bustan Hotel

Karma Kafé

Mr Miyagi’s

Favourite Seafood Restaurant


Moana, Sofitel The Palm

The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill

Favourite Steakhouse

Asado, The Palace Downtown Hotel

Hunters Room & Grill, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi

The Hide, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

Favourite Thai Restaurant

Benjarong, Dusit Thani Dubai

Mekong, Anantara The Palm Resort & Spa

Pai Thai, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

Favourite The Americas Restaurant

La Parrilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Waka, The Oberoi Hotel Dubai

Weslodge Saloon, JW Marriott Marquis

Favourite British Restaurant

Dhow & Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Pots, Pans & Boards

The Scene by Simon Rimmer

Favourite Brunch

Bubbalicious, The Westin Dubai Minah Seyahi

Lucky Voice Dubai

Supernatural Saturday at Zero Gravity

We’ll let you know the winners as soon as they’re announced on the night via our Twitter feed, and we’ll also tell you all about them on the next day.

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