There are some big changes to come at this year’s mega awards party…

The What’s On Nightlife Awards in association with Titan Drinks are back at Barasti Beach on Wednesday April 17 where we’ll be revealing the top movers and shakers from across the nightlife industry.

Having spent the last year rating and reviewing the city’s best beach clubs, brunches and nights out, the categories recognise all the top people and places that make Dubai’s nightlife scene one of the best in the world.

But, while all the best bits of our brilliant beach party remain, there’s plenty of new things for you to look forward too as well. And here they are…

New categories

This year, we’ll be awarding the city’s top movers and shakers across 19 categories, bringing in two brand new categories to our nightlife awards.

For the first time ever, we’ll be awarding the city’s Best Evening Brunch and Best Ladies’ Day on April 17, alongside our 17 returning categories.

Best of all, you’re able to crown the winners. Both categories are open to public vote, alongside Best Ladies’ Night and Best Party Brunch, all of which you can vote for right here. You’ll need to be quick though, as voting closes on Sunday March 31.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

New awards

New to 2019 will be our ‘Highly Commended’ awards, which have been introduced to publicly recognized more or the industry on the night of the event. As well as the winners, we’ll also be crowning a second place, ‘Highly Commended’ in each category.

A mega new competition

We’ve teaming up with Inside Lifestyle to give one lucky winner at the awards a one-year supply of hotel stays, VIP tables, beach club cabanas, shows, brunches, dinners worth a staggering Dhs50,000.


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Want to get involved?

  • Follow What’s On Dubai & Inside Lifestyle on Instagram
  • Tag four best friends you’d love to live the ultimate nightlife experience with
  • Join us at the What’s On Nightlife Awards 2019 at Barasti Beach on April 17 where the winner will be announced live

New packages

We’ll be offering two all inclusive packages on the night, which are open to the public and can be purchased on the door. From 7.30pm to 11pm, guests can enjoy a three and a half hour BBQ and free flowing drinks priced at Dhs150 for girls and Dhs250 for guys.

Feel like partying like a VIP? Table packages in our VIP area are priced at Dhs5,000 for ten guests. Table bookings can be made here.

New partners

Titan Drinks will be back at the awards this year where you’ll be able to taste the latest flavours of the premium energy drink, mix up your own Titan cocktails and get your hands on a goodie bag.

Revival Shots provide rapid superior re-hydration and is packed with vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, meaning no more headaches, drowsiness or nausea after a big night. On the night, Revival Shots will be occupying two different spots at Barasti where they will be offering guests free tastes to ensure you wake up headache free, and giving guests samples to take away too.

So be sure to clear your schedule on Wednesday April 17, and check out everything you need to know about the What’s On Nightlife Awards right here.

Barasti Beach, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, 7.30pm to 3am, Wednesday April 17 2018.

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