What’s On Awards Abu Dhabi 2022: shortlist revealed

The beacons of the capital’s leisure industry chosen by you…

The voting is over, your favorite restaurants and entertainment venues in Abu Dhabi have been selected. The following list unveils the top three contenders, battling for the crown in each category, of the What’s On Awards Abu Dhabi 2022.

Winners of all categories will be announced at a scintillating awards ceremony, to be held at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island on Thursday, March 17, 2022. Table reservations to attend the event are now open. available through Platinumlist.

Four other categories; The independent restaurant of the year, the chef of the year, the newcomer of the year and the restaurant of the year will also be awarded during the evening, chosen solely by a panel of experts made up of What’s new team.

Favorite steakhouse

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Oak Room – THE Abu Dhabi EDITION

Hunter and Barrel – Yas Bay

Favorite Middle Eastern Restaurant

Beirut Sur Mer – Yas Bay

Byblos Sur Mer – InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Tean – Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

Favorite restaurant open all day

Artisanal cuisine – Bab Al Qasr

Sofra bld – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

The Café – Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas

Favorite brunch

Garage – W Abu Dhabi — Yas Island

Nahaam – Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

West Bay Lounge – Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche

Favorite Japanese Restaurant

Sushi Cafe – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Tokyo Grill and Bar – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Tori No Su – Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Favorite seafood restaurant

Aquarium Seafood Restaurant – Yas Marina

Fish Market – InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Turtle Bay Bar and Grill – Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas

Favorite Indian Restaurant

MOKSH – Conrad Abu Dhabi

Punjab Grill – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Zeera by Buddha-Bar – Yas Bay

Favorite Italian Restaurant

Marco’s Italian in New York – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Mare Mare – Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

SOLE – Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Favorite European Restaurant

Restaurant Entrecote Café De Paris – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi – Saadiyat Island

Brasserie and raclette café – Mamsha Al Saadiyat

Favorite Asian restaurant

Cho Gao Marina Walk – InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi – Emirates Palace

Sontaya – The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Favorite Latin American Restaurant

Amerigos – Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi

Chamas Churrascaria – InterContinental Abu Dhabi

VaKaVa – Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Favorite attraction

Al Forsan International Sports Complex

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi

Favorite luxury stay

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Favorite day

Café del Mar Abu Dhabi – Yas Bay

Cove Beach Abu Dhabi – Creators Quarter

Marriott Al Forsan Hotel

Favorite concert

Disney On Ice Find Your Hero at Etihad Arena

Mother of the Nation – Craig David at the Abu Dhabi Corniche

Yasalam After Race Concerts 2021 at Etihad Park

Favorite Sporting Event

Falcon Daman Series by Abu Dhabi Cycling Club

Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2021

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food concept

Favorite business lunch

Alba Terrace – THE Abu Dhabi EDITION

Artisanal cuisine – Bab Al Qasr

Mosaic Restaurant – Najda

Favorite pub grub

Appaloosa Bar – Marriott Al Forsan Hotel

Belgian Cafe – Radisson Blu Hotel Yas Island

PJ O’Reilly’s – Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

Favorite afternoon tea

Alba Terrace – THE Abu Dhabi EDITION

Lobby Lounge – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Observation Deck at 300 – Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

favorite cafe

Brunch and cake – Al Bateen

Salt and Caramel – Al Raha Beach

90 degrees centigrade – Al Wahda Great Millennium

Favorite healthy restaurant

Market at EDITION – The Abu Dhabi EDITION

Jones the Grocer – Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

Nolu’s Restaurant – Downtown at Galleria Mall

Hobbies

Favorite hot tub

Anantara Spa – Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi

Iridium Spa – The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Namm Spa – Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Favorite fitness/wellness club

InterContinental Health Club Wellness

strike fitness

VOLT – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Night life

favorite bar

Impressions – Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi

Mc Gettigan’s – Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar – Yas Bay

Favorite Ladies Night

Cove Beach Abu Dhabi – Creators Quarter

Stills Restaurant & Bar – Crowne Plaza Yas Island

Stratos Revolving Lounge Bar & Grill – Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

Favorite evening brunch

Appendix – THE Abu Dhabi EDITION

Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi – The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Filini Garden – Radisson Blu Hotel Yas Island

Favorite sunset spot

Impressions – Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi

Mykonos – Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

Loop Bar – Bab Al Qasr

Favorite happy hour

Escape Bar – Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche

Lobster Lounge – Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

Velocity – Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi

Favorite grape and cheese night

Art Lounge – Louvre Abu Dhabi

Rose Lounge Bar – Bab Al Qasr

Sacci – The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

Favorite Asian restaurant

Cho Gao – Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi

Jing Asia – Crowne Plaza Yas Island

Silk and spices – Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Favorite Middle Eastern Restaurant

Al Falaj Restaurant – Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Kamoon Restaurant – Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana Hotel

Mosaic Restaurant – Muroor

Favorite brunch

Appaloosa – Marriott Hotel Al Forsan

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Stills Restaurant and Bar – Crowne Plaza Yas Island

Favorite Indian Restaurant

Indian cuisine restaurant Mynt

Namak – Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Rangoli – Yas Island Rotana

Favorite Italian Restaurant

Antonia – Yas Bay

Filini Garden – Radisson Blu Hotel Yas Island

Spaccanapoli – Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi

Favorite European Restaurant

The Lighthouse – Yas Bay

Ghadeer Restaurant – Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

The Brioche – The Gallery Al Maryah Island

Come for the glitz, come for the glamour, come for the generous F&B package, live entertainment or to cheer on your favorite nominees and show your support for all the incredibly hard work they’ve done this year. All that matters is that you come. And you can reserve your table now, on the abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net website.

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Freeda S. Scott