Time Out Abu Dhabi Music & Nightlife Awards

Ahead of the annual Time Out Abu Dhabi Music & Nightlife Awards, We take a look at the capital's very best

Time Out Abu Dhabi Music & Nightlife Awards

Scouring the city for the best music, nightlife locations and events has been a long, but extremely enjoyable experience. Abu Dhabi continues to grow its list of bars, clubs, pubs and event venues, as does the amount of promotions, gigs and one-off events that get the capital’s partygoers out in full force.

This shortlist is months of hard work, dedicating our time to experience new venues, intimate gigs, DJ battles and, of course, international performers. We take pride in our independent and anonymous reviews and this shortlist, brought to you by our panel of expert judges, will be a list you can keep handy for the year ahead.

Nights

Best Ladies’ Night
#WCT, People by Crystal
Cho Gal, Cho Gao
City Jam, Sax, Le Royal Meridien
Etoiles, Emirates Palace
Iris, Yas Marina
Li Jiang, Ritz-Carlton
One for the Girls, McGettigan’s AUH, Al Raha Beach Hotel
Sugar Rush, Rush, Yas Viceroy
The Yacht Club, InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Turquoiz, St Regis Saadiyat

Best Urban Night
City Vibes, Rush, Yas Viceroy
Clique, The Yacht Club, InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Bring Down the House, Etoiles, Emirates Palace
The Urban Showdown, People by Crystal, The Collection
Urban Education, P&C Bar, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri
Urban Saturdays, Catch, Nation Riviera Beach Club
URBN Friday, MAD, Yas Island

Best Club Night
audio tonic, P&C Bar, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri
DJ Angelo, The Yacht Club, InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Mode, Legends, Sheraton Abu Dhabi
Revival Fridays, People by Crystal, The Collection
Singles Traffic Jam, MAD, Yas Island
The Mix, Rush, Yas Viceroy

Events

Best Club Performance
50 Cent, Cipriani, Yas Marina
Akon, Cipriani, Yas Marina
Craig David, Amber Lounge, Formula 1
Eve, MAD, Yas Island
Kid Ink, MAD, Yas Island
Ne-Yo, MAD, Yas Island
Paris Hilton, Legends, Sheraton Abu Dhabi
Tinie Tempah, MAD, Yas Island
T-Pain, MAD, Yas Island
Ty Dolla $ign, MAD, Yas Island

Best Gig
Blur, Formula 1, du Arena, by Flash Entertainment
Enrique Iglesias, Formula 1, du Arena, by Flash Entertainment
Florence + The Machine, Formula 1 concert, du Arena, by Flash Entertainment
Mark Ronson and Labrinth, Green Grooves, Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Robbie Williams, du Arena, by Flash Entertainment

Best International DJ Set
Daniel Stefanik, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Dannic, MAD, Yas Island
Davide Squillace, NYE @ Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
DJ Adriatique, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Jamie Jones, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Luciano, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Ravin, Barfly by Buddha Bar, Venetian Village
Sven Väth, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
W&W, MAD, Yas Island
Wankelmut, Saadiyat Beach Club

People Best Resident Band
YFY Band, Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi
Cuban Band, Trader Vic’s, Beach Rotana
The Distillers, McGettigan’s AUH, al raha beach hotel
International Playboys, Heroes, Crowne Plaza
Jad and the Band, Iris Yas Marina
Los Hidalgos, Chamas, InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Sweet Chilli Jam, PJ O’Reilly’s, Le Royal Méridien
Uptown, Jazz@PizzaExpress

Best Resident DJ
DJ Angelo, The Yacht Club, InterContinental Abu Dhabi
DJ B-Luv, Rush, Yas Viceroy and People by Crystal, The Collection
DJ ChadPhunk, Turquioz, St Regis Saadiyat and Legends, Sheraton Abu Dhabi
DJ Cliff Townley, Rush, YAS VICEROY
DJ Frederick Stone, Blue Marlin UAE
DJ Kaboo, Rush, Yas Viceroy
DJ Lola Nova, Stratos, Le Royal Méridien
DJ Margo Sahara, Li Jiang Ladies’ Night
DJ Neil T, Singles Traffic Jam night, MAD, Yas Island
DJ Saif and Sound, People by Crystal, The Collection

Venues

Best Live Music Venue
B-Lounge, Sheraton Corniche
Heroes, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
Iris, Yas Marina
Jazz & Fizz, Sofitel
Jazz Bar & Dining, Hilton Abu Dhabi
Jazz@PizzaExpress, The Mall at World Trade Centre
McGettigan’s AUH, Al Raha Beach Hotel
PJ O’Reilly’s, Le Royal Meridien
Porters Pub, Grand Millennium Al Wahda
Saadiyat Beach Club

Best Lounge Bar
Asia de Cuba, Nation Riviera Beach Club
Catch, Nation Riviera Beach Club
Chamas Bar, InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Hakkasan, Emirates Palace
Havana Club, Emirates Palace
Jazz & Fizz, Sofitel
Skylite, Yas Viceroy
Sorso, Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi
Zuma, Al Maryah Island

Best Outdoor Nightspot
Asia de Cuba, Nation Riviera Beach Club
Beach House, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Iris, Yas Marina
Pearls & Caviar, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri
Saadiyat Beach Club
Sho Cho, Souk Qaryat Al Beri
Skylite, Yas Viceroy
Stills, Crowne Plaza Yas Island
LIV Yas Beach, Yas Island

Best Sports Bar
3rd Avenue, Sheraton Khalidiyah
Blu Sky, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Cooper’s, Park Rotana
McGettigan’s AUH, Al Raha Beach Hotel
NRG, Le Meridien
PJ O’Reilly’s, Le Royal Meridien
Porter’s Pub, Grand Millennium Al Wahda
Sportsman’s Arms, Zayed Sports City
Stars N Bars, Yas Marina
Stills, Crowne Plaza Yas Island

Best Grape Bar
55 & 5th, St Regis Saadiyat
Brasserie Angelique, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
DPD Bar, Rosewood Abu Dhabi
La Cava, Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Lounge, Hyatt Capital Gate
Piano Lounge, InterContinental Abu Dhabi
The St. Regis Bar, St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Best Restaurant Bar
BOA Steakhouse, Eastern Mangroves Promenade
Catch, Nation Riviera Beach Club
Circo, InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Hakkasan, Emirates Palace
Jazz@PizzaExpress, The Mall at World Trade Center
Koi, The Collection
Pearls by Michael Caines, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Spaccanapoli, Crowne Plaza Abu dhabi
Stratos, Le Royal Meridien
Zuma, Al Maryah Island

Grand Prix

Pub of the Year
Belgian Café, InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Brauhaus, Beach Rotana
Captain’s Arms, Le Meridien
Cooper’s, Park Rotana
Hemingway’s, Hilton Abu Dhabi
McGettigan’s AUH, Al Raha Beach Hotel
PJ O’Reillys, Le Royal Meridien
Porter’s Pub, Grand Millennium Al Wahda
Sportsman’s Arms, Zayed Sports City
The Tavern, Sheraton Abu Dhabi

Bar of the Year
Asia de Cuba, Nation Riviera Beach Club
Barfly by Buddha Bar, Venetian Village
Caramel, The Collection
Catch, Nation Riviera Beach Club
Iris, Yas Marina
Pearls & Caviar, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri
Ray’s Bar, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Sho Cho, Souk Qaryat Al Beri
Stills, Crowne Plaza Yas Island
Y Bar, Yas Rotana

Best Club
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Etoiles, Emirates Palace
Legends, Sheraton Abu Dhabi
MAD, Yas Island
People by Crystal, The Collection
Rush, Yas Viceroy
Sax, Le Royal Meridien
The Yacht Club, InterContinental Abu Dhabi

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