Emirates bagged the title of the region’s leading airline and Dubai was named the region’s leading tourist destination at the World Travel Awards for the Middle East.
The event took place at the Armani Hotel Dubai over the weekend and attracted 400 travel and tourism leaders. The winners were shortlisted based on the votes of travel professionals, industry leaders and consumer travelers.
The Jumeirah Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, designed in the style of a royal Sheikh’s residence, took top honors in the hotel category for its architectural tribute to Arabia and accommodations that define luxury.
The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, was named the leading tourist attraction.
Winners from theWorld Travel Awards for the Middle East will further participate in the World Travel Awards Grand Final to be held in place in Vietnam on December 10.