Following the phenomenal success of the inaugural JLT Restaurant Awards in October and November 2017, we’re doing it all again in 2018!
The #JLTdiningAwards2018 will be even bigger and better, but the underlying mission remains the same: The Awards aim to showcase the variety and quality of the eateries in this Dubai neighbourhood – nowhere else can you find this many different restaurants in one area – and want to recognise the passion, sweat, and efforts put in by the many independent restaurants in JLT. We’re also always curious to see which restaurants are most popular among JLTians – residents, office workers, and visitors in JLT, the DMCC regulated free zone in the heart of new Dubai.
With over 200 independent restaurants, cafes, and bars spread across the various clusters, Jumeirah Lakes Towers is fast becoming Dubai’s go-to foodie neighbourhood.
Just like in 2017, the 2018 Awards will feature a mix of publicly voted and judges-awarded categories. You'll find the full list of 2018 categories here.
The (provisional) timeline for the 2018 JLT Restaurant Awards:
1st August 2018:
|Restaurant nominations go live. All JLT-based restaurants, bars, cafes, and lounges can nominate themselves in one or more of the 2018 awards categories. If you're a JLT restaurateur and haven't received the nomination info, please contact us. Nominations close at 12 noon on 30th September 2018. Also during August and September, JLT residents, office workers, visitors, and foodies in Dubai can nominate their favourite "JLT Hidden Gem" here. The top five nominated restaurants will be entered into the "JLT Hidden Gem" category and you can vote form them in October.|
|September 2018:||Nominations will close on 30th September 2018 and we’ll publish the names of all participating restaurants on the JLT Dining Blog and on our Facebook, and Instagram pages.|
|1st October 2018:||Online voting for the awards will open on 1st October and run until 12 noon on 31st October 2018.|
Based on the public online votes, we'll announce the top 3 restaurants in each category in early November on the JLT Dining Blog. An expert panel of industry judges and foodies will scrutinize the shortlisted restaurants and finalise the winner and runner-up for all categories. The Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, 26th November 2018 in JLT.
|Monday, 26th November 2018:||
It's time to crown the winners! Join us at the awards ceremony for the 2018 JLT Restaurant Awards! on Monday, 26th November 2018 at 7 p.m. We'll reveal the winners and runner ups of all 18 categories in a glittering ceremony with great food and refreshing beverages. There's an after-party, too, of course!
The JLT Restaurant Awards are a brilliant opportunity to showcase your brand or get more visibility for your business. We have a variety of partnership and sponsorship options and packages available, which will suit companies and organizations of all industries and sizes, and which include: