Dubai’s best nightlife was celebrated on Wednesday night at industry-leading Time Out Dubai Music and Nightlife Awards, with White Dubai and Asia Asia walking away with the top gongs.
Meydan rooftop mega club White Dubai scooped the coveted Club Of The Year trophy for the second year in a row having cemented its place with a series of international performances, highly-successful regular nights and an overhaul of the soundsystem.
In total, 26 awards – including an Outstanding Achievement recognition for Mike Bufton - were handed out at a glittering ceremony for the great and the good of the UAE’s party scene.
As well as the traditional venue-based Best Pub, Best Live Music Venue, Best Lounge Bar and so on, there was appreciation for a number of individuals across the board, including Best Resident DJ, Best Dubai Act, and Best Dubai DJ.
Beyond that, individual events from a stellar year of entertainment across Dubai were hailed. Dubai Comedy Festival’s headline act Dave Chappelle was a clear winner in the Best Comedy Gig category, while the Emirates Airline Jazz Festival, which this year bought six artists to Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, claimed Best Festival. Lil Wayne, The Wailers, Take That and David Guetta all walked away with silverware, too.
- FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Club Of The Year: White Dubai
Beach Club Of The Year Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Bar Of The Year: Asia Asia
Pub Of The Year: The Irish Village
Best New Nightlife Venue: Lock, Stock and Barrel
Best Wine Bar: Oscar's Vine Society
Best Sports Bar: Nezesaussi
Best Restaurant Bar: Buddha Bar
Best Party Brunch: Candypants
Best Outdoor Bar/Pub: 40 Kong
Best Lounge Bar: Iris Dubai
Best Live Music Venue: MusicHall
Best Resident DJ: Frederick Stone, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Best Dubai DJ: Dany Neville
Best Dubai Act: Abri&Funk Radius
Best International DJ set: David Guetta
Best Gig 3,000+: Take That
Best Gig Under 3,000: The Wailers
Best Festival: Dubai International Jazz Festival
Best Comedy Gig: Dave Chappelle
Best Club Performance: Lil Wayne, VIP Room
Best Urban Night: Rosay, Cavalli Club
Best House Nihgt: Black Sheep, Movida
Best Alternative Night: Bad House Party, Casa Latina
Best Ladies' Night: China Grill
The Time Out Dubai Music and Nightlife Awards are the fruits of 12 months work by industry experts and influencers, during which team hundreds of bars, clubs, lounges, as well as gigs, parties and pop-ups have been attended and reviewed.
After the glittering gala dinner at JW Marriott Marquis, the event moved to Cavalli Club, where legendary DJ Grandmaster Flash took the party on until the early hours.
For the full list of nominees and a look back at the history books, as well as some of biggest features of the last 12 months, visit timeoutdubai.com/nightlife-awards