The Abu Dhabi Tourism Excellence Awards are the emirate’s ultimate benchmark in excellence and prestige for the tourism sector. The Awards celebrate and honour organisations and individuals who have elevated the industry to greater heights through their exceptional achievements and their inspiring standards of excellence.
As a shining beacon in global tourism, Abu Dhabi is now crowning its own gems in tourism through these Awards, which are organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism. Reflecting the rich diversity of the emirate’s tourism sector, up to 17 accolades are given out in various categories, collectively enriching the international competitiveness of Abu Dhabi’s tourism experiences.
Honouring the tourist attraction with the best overall marketing campaign that has raised awareness about Abu Dhabi (online or offline) as a global destination of excellence.
Awarded to the organisation with the most positive tourist reviews, testimonials, feedback and overall customer happiness.
In recognition of a travel and tourism blogger, influencer, thought leader or personality whose work has attracted a passionate fan base and sparks interest in Abu Dhabi’s offerings.
Honouring the attraction or organisation that shows exceptional excellence in highlighting the rich diversity of Abu Dhabi’s cultural heritage, art, history and people.
Awarded to the attraction that offers the best entertainment experience, bringing together tourists from around the world to bond as one family under one attraction.
An accolade for the tourism partner that takes luxury to new heights, including niche offerings such as cruise tourism, airborne tourism, luxury hospitality / concierge services and more.
Awarded for the most outstanding dining experience across the emirate’s food-related attractions and events.
Awarded to the best airline operator, cruise operator, tour operator, car rental, airport service, bookings service and other travel experiences that enrich the tourist’s journey.
Awarded to the best Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) offering, that is helping to bring together delegates from around the world in Abu Dhabi and make the emirate a global majlis.