Favourite Bar Tamba

The high-end In­dian in the WTC Mall walks away with its sec­ond award. Tamba gets cre­ative with its cock­tails, has an ever-pop­u­lar al­fresco bar (with great views of down­town) and a vi­brant ladies’ night. It’s a wor­thy win­ner.

Favourite Day out Or­ange Wheels

An ac­tiv­ity cen­tre in Al Wahda Mall that gives tots and tweens a space to play, climb, ex­er­cise, cre­ate and imag­ine, Or­ange Wheels romped home with a huge num­ber of votes. It fea­tures a soft play area cater­ing for younger chil­dren, while the main play­ground has slides, ob­sta­cle cour­ses, mazes and three tram­po­line cap­sules for older guests. In­side you’ll also find The Vil­lage, com­plete with cos­tumes and ac­ces­sories to en­cour­age role-play, and an art stu­dio. It’s a venue that’s pop­u­lar with What’s On staff and their kids.

Favourite Con­cert Cold­play

The Bri­tish in­die rock le­gends played a New Year’s Eve con­cert that is talked about al­most as much as their leg­endary gig in the rain at Emi­rates Palace a few years back. Chris Martin and co saw in the New Year in style on Yas Is­land at the du Arena.

Favourite LaDies’ night Stills, Crowne Plaza Yas Is­land

You just can’t beat Stills – it’s rammed most nights of the week, is the place to go be­fore a gig at the du Arena, and its ladies’ night al­ways im­presses, with great DJs and drinks deals.

Favourite Fes­ti­val Yasalam

Last year’s F1 gigs on Yas were a great mix of leg­endary, modern and su­per­star – US rap­per Pit­bull, leg­endary singer Lionel Richie, Ri­hanna, and UK DJs The Chem­i­cal Broth­ers kept the du Arena crowds pump all week­end.

Favourite Night­club Em­pire

Last year’s win­ner Mad has some com­pe­ti­tion – Em­pire opened this sum­mer right next door to the Yas Viceroy and proved an in­stant hit, thanks in part to its great mix of events (R&B evenings, Ara­bic evenings, ladies’ nights), plus a state-of-the-art LED and sound sys­tem.

Favourite sport­ing event HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Cham­pi­onship

The best thing about golf in Abu Dhabi? You don’t have to be an ex­pert to have a great time here. The Cham­pi­onship Vil­lage is ever pop­u­lar with fam­i­lies, and if you are a fol­lower of the sport, you can get up close and see the likes of Rickie Fowler and Rory McIl­roy on the fair­ways and greens. One of the cap­i­tal’s big­gest sport­ing events is a de­served win­ner. Not been be­fore? Next year’s takes place from Jan­uary 18 to 21 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.




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