The first annual FACT Dining Awards ceremony will take place on November 20 at the iconic Hilton Dubai Jumeirah. 64 awards will be given out across 32 categories covering hundreds of venues. Around 400 guests will be invited to a memorable evening of five-star food and drinks. FACT Dining Awards is part of a wider initiative by FACT M.E. with annual ceremonies in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar.

Below are the Crème de la Crème who have made the shortlist…

ITALIAN

Bussola The Westin Mina Seyahi
Brunello The Kempinski The Palm Jumeirah
Certo Radisson Blu Dubai Media City
Sicilia Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai
Matto italian restaurant The Oberoi Dubai
Casa Mia Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Roberto’s DIFC
Vanitas Palazzo Versace
BiCE ristorante Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
Social By heinz Beck The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Cipriani DIFC
Positano JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

EUROPEAN

Rhodes W1 Grosvenor House Dubai
Pots, Pants & Boards JBR
101 Dining Lounge & Bar One&Only The Palm
Salero Kempinski MOE
At.mosphere Restaurant & Lounge Burj Khalifa
Senara, Palm Views West Palm Jumeirah
Table 9 Hitlon Dubai Creek
El Sur The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
BOCA DIFC
The scene Pier 7
Celebrities One&Only Royal Mirage
Marina Social InterContinental Dubai Marina

FRENCH

La Petite Maison DIFC
Bistrot Bagatelle fairmont Dubai
Tolosa Souk Al Bahar
BQ – French Kitchen & Bar The st regis Dubai al Habtoor city
st tropez MOE
Stay by Yannick Alleno One&Only The Palm
la cantine du Faubourg Jumeirah Emirates towers
Bistro des arts Dubai Marina
La serre Bistro & Boulangerie Vida Downtown Dubai

NORTH AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN

The Hide Jumeirah Al Qasr
Weslodge saloon JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Ting Irie Souk al MANZIL
Nola Eatery & Social house Armada Blue Bay Hotel
Rootz JLT
Tortuga Mina A Salam
Perry & Blackwelder’s souk madinat Jumeirah
scape restaurant & bar Burj al Arab
Soul Restaurant & Bar Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
Clinton st. Baking Company & restaurant Burj Views Downtown
Claw BBQ Souk al Bahar

LEBANESE

Leila Downtown Dubai
Mazaher Dubai World Trade centre
Zahr El-Laymoun Souk Al Bahar
Abd El wahab Pier 7
Em Sherif Downtown Dubai
Ayam Elezz The Mall Umm Suqeim
Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets Dubai Mall
Karam beirut MOE
Ayamna Atlantis The Palm
Mawal Roda al Murooj
Amaseena The Ritz-Carlton Dubai (Jumeirah Beach Residence)
Al Nafoorah Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Dubai

CHINESE

Hakkasan Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Hong Loong Sofitel Dubai the Palm Resort
Shang Palace Shangri-La Dubai
Zheng He’s Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
The China Club Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Long Yin Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conf centre
Yuan Atlantis The Palm
Noodle Bowl satwa
Maiden Shanghai Five Palm Jumeirah
Lang Kwai Fong Oud Metha
Royal China DIFC

JAPANESE

Katana Downtown Dubai
Nobu Dubai Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Kiku Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conf centre
Hashi Armani Hotel Dubai
Sakura Crowne Plaza Dubai
Sumosan at Billionaire Mansion Taj Dubai
Izakaya JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Zuma DIFC
Hibachi Roda al Bustan
Benihana Amwaj Rotana
Okku The H Dubai
Miyako Hyatt Regency Dubai

LATIN AMERICAN

la Parilla Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Toro Toro Grosvenor House Dubai
Lima Dubai City Walk
Gaucho DIFC
Frevo Fairmont the Palm
Coya Four Seasons resort Duabi at Jumeirah Beach
Garden Peruvian Restaurant JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort
Asado The Palace Downtown Dubai
Waka The Oberoi Dubai
Inka Sofitel Downtown Dubai

PUB

Bridgewater tavern JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
the black lion The H Dubai
The Tap House club vista mare palm jumeirah
D&G restaurant & bar Jumeirah Beach hotel
Double Decker Roda al Murooj
Belgian Beer Café Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City
The Irish Village Gahroud
The Dubliner’s Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
The croft Marriott Harbour Hotel & suites
the Eloquent Elephant Taj Dubai
JB’s Gastropub amwaj Rotana
Mc Gettigan’s JLT

BEST LOUNGE

W lounge W Dubai Al habtoor City
Champagne Lounge St Regis Dubai Al Habtoor City
Sho Cho Dubai Marine Beach Resort
Downtown Toko Vida Downtown Hotel
40 kong The H hotel
Pure Sky Lounge Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
Look up Rooftop Bar la ville Hotel & suites city Walk
Q’s Bar and lounge Palazzo Versace
Siddharta Lounge By Buddha Bar Grosvenor House Dubai
Karma Café Souk Al Bahar
Cavalli Club, Restaurant & lounge Fairmont Hotel
Treehouse Taj Dubai

SATURDAY BRUNCH

Turkish Brunch Rixos The Palm Dubai
Bushman’s Lazy Lunch Anantara the Palm Dubai resort
Imperium Jazz Brunch Jumeirah Zabeel Saray the Palm
Palm Grill The Ritz-Carlton Dubai (Jumeirah Beach Residence)
La Tavolata-Bussola The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE Golden Tulip al Jazira Hotels and Resort
Saturdaze at Vida Vida Dowtown Dubai
Geales Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa
Saturday Brunch at Latitude Jumeirah Beach hotel
Social Saturdays Mint Leaf of London DIFC

FRIDAY BRUNCH

Nobu Atlantis The Palm
Al Qasr brunch Madinat Jumeirah
Traiteur Park Hyatt Dubai
Play restaurant & lounge The H Dubai
Café belge The Ritz-Carlton DIFC
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Yalumba Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Caravan The Ritz-Carlton Dubai (Jumeirah Beach Residence)
The Rib Room Jumeirah Zabeekl Saray
Coya Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Marina Social InterContinental Dubai Marina
BQ Versailles Brunch The St Regis Dubai Al Habtoor City
Novikov Sheraton grand hotel Dubai

BEST FAMILY BRUNCH

Family Friday brunch Hawthorn suites by Wyndham
Boulevard Kitchen Manzil Downtown Dubai
Al Forsan Bab al Shams desert
Le Grand Sofitel Dubai JBR
Fumé Pier 7
Suq Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Fork & Cork Anantara The Palm dubai resort
Superheroes Brunch The Address Dubai Marina
Bubbalicious The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Beachcombers Jumeirah Beach hotel
Farriers The Meydan Hotel Nad al Sheba
Flow Kitchen Fairmont the Palm
City Brunch The Westin Dubai al Habtoor City

PARTY BRUNCH

Lucky Voice Dubai The Grand Millennium Hotel
Iris Dubai The Oberoi Dubai
We brunch at accent intercontinental Dubai Marina
Q43 Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City
Wanderlust Brunch JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Zero Gravity Dubai Marina
Candypants XL Dubai The Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
The Hive at Warehouse Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Elemental The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
Indie Restaurant & lounge DIFC

STEAKHOUSE

J&G Steahouse The St Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City
The Rib room Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Prime Steakhouse Meydan
The Meat Co Souk Madinat Jumeirah
JW’s Steakhouse JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Manhattan Grill Steakhouse Grand hyatt Dubai
The Grand Grill The Habtoor Grand resort autograph colection
Seafire Atlantis The Palm
Roda Grill and Bar Roda Al Bustan
Prime68 JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Center cut The ritz-Carlton DIFC
The exchange Grill Fairmont Dubai

THAI

The Royal Budha Holiday Inn Dubai al Barsha
Thiptara The Palace Downtown
Bambooda Roda Al Bustan
Café Isan JLT
Mekong Anantara The Palm dubai
The thai Kitchen Park Hyatt Dubai
Tong Thai JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Benjarong Dusit Thani Dubai
Spice Emporium The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Pai Thai Al Qasr Jumeirah
Sukhothai Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Busaba Eathai the Beach JBR

SEAFOOD

Aegean Rixos The Palm Dubai
Peppercrab Grand Hyatt
Moana Sofitel Dubai The Palm
Bice Mare Souk Al Bahar
the Main Oyster Bar & Grill Double Tree By Hiton Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Pierchic Jumeirah Al Qasr
Catch Dubai Fairmont Dubai
Ossiano Atlantis The Palm
Fish Market Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek
Sea Fu Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Café Belge The Ritz Carlton DIFC
Seafood Market Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Kitchen6 JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
The Lime Tree Café & Kitchen Various location
Gourmet By Kcal le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Jones The Grocer Various location
Al Bahou Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai
Rainforest Café Dubai Mall
Carluccio’s Various Location
Book Munch Wasl Square Al Safa
West 14th Dukes Dubai
Bystro Café Sheikh Zayed road Manara
Maison Mathis Arabian Ranches
Reform Social & Grill The Lakes

MIDDLE EASTERN & NORTH AFRICAN

Khan Murjan Wafi Oud Metha
Khaymat Al Bahar Jumeirah Al Qasr
Sultan Basha Nassima Royal
Shabestan Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek
Samad Al Iraqi Jumeirah Beach Road
Boulevard Kitchen Manzil Downtown Dubai
Tabule Roda Al Murooj
Mayrig Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Tagine One&Only Royal Mirage
Le Patio St Regis Al Habtoor City
Al Falamanki Café Acici Business Park Deira
Al Maeda Double Tree By Hilton hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach

TURKISH

Nusr-Et Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
A La Turca Rixos The Palm Dubai
Ruya Grosvenor House
Lalezar Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Besh SheratonHotel Mall of the Emirates
Gunaydin Souk Al Bahar
Kaftan Jumeirah
Enigma Palazzo Versace Dubai

El FRESCO DINING

Fish Beach Taverna Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Cove Beach Jumeirah Beach hotel
101 dining Lounge and Bar One&Only The Palm
Plaj Jumeirah Zavbeel Saray
Wavebreaker Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
Eauzone One&Only Royal Mirage
Breeze Beach Grill Vista Mare The Palm Dubai
The Beach House Anantara the Palm Dubai
Palm Grill The Ritz-Carlton Dubai (Jumeirah Beach Residence)
Barasti Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Nikki Beach Dubai Restaurant Pearl Jumeirah

INDIAN

Ananta The Oberoi Dubai
Jodhpur Roda Al Murooj
Junoon Shangri-La Hotel Dubai
Bombay Brasserie Taj Dubai
Rang Mahal By Atul Kochhar JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Mint Leaf of London Emirates Financial Tower DIFC
Mahec Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Amala Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Armani Amal Armani Hotel Dubai
Tresind Nassima royal Hotel
Indego by Vineet Grosvenor house Dubai
Naya Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Nina One&Only Royal Mirage
Chor Bazaar Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai

TEA ROOM

Peacock Alley The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Gourmandises Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Penrose Lounge Four Seasons Hotel DIFC
The Lobby lounge The Ritz-Carlton Dubai (Jumeirah Beach Residence)
Choix par Pierre Gagnaire InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Al Murjan Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa
Aspen Kempinski MOE
La Farine Café and Bakery JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Shai Salon Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Mashrabiya Lounge Fairmont the Palm
Orchid Lounge Dusit Thani Dubai
Al Bayt The Palace Downtown Dubai
Sidra St Regis Dubai, al Habtoor City

PAN ASIAN

Shanghai Chic Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai
Wakame Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Asia Asia Pier7
China Grill The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach resort & Marina
Buddha Bar Grosvenor House Dubai
Hoi An Shangri-La Dubai
Novikov Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai
Blue Jade The Ritz-Carlton Dubai (Jumeirah Beach Residence)
Lao The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Zengo Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
Mekong Anantara The Palm Dubai
White Orchid JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort

CAFÉ

Counter Culture Café Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
Dunes Café Shangri-LA Dubai
Leopold’s of London Various location
Craft Café D3
Tom&Serg al Quoz
Paul Café Various location
Revo Café Various location
Brothaus Steigenberger Hotel
Baker & spice Souk Al Bahar
Shakespeare & Co Various location
The Surf Café Jumeirah Beach Road
The Brass City walk

NEWCOMER – FINE DINING

Peyote DIFC
Jaan at the Penthouse Sofitel Dubai
Il Capo The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor Downtown
Ruya Restaurant Grosvenor House Hotel
La Mome Nassima Royal Hotel
Zahira The H Dubai
Ramusake Double Tree By Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach
Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Jumeirah Al Nasseem
Nathan outlaw at Al Mahara Burj Al Arab
Folly by Nick & Scott Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Aji Club Vista Mare Palm Jumeirah
Le Cirque The Ritz-Carlton DIFC

NEWCOMER – CASUAL DINING

Namu W Dubai Al Habtoor city
Toro & Ko City Walk
Cook Hall The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City
Taperia The St Regis Dubai Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club
Great British Restaurant Dukes Hotel Oceana
The Lighthouse D3
Arrows & Sparrows Emaar business Park The Greens
Turquoise Rixos Premium Dubai
Dragonfly By Tim Raue City Walk
Copper Dog Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Dubai Jumeirah Beach
The Grill Pit St Regis Dubai Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club
Muchachas Holiday Inn express Dubai Safa Park
Fish Beach Taverna Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
The Backyard Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay

ALL DAY DINING

Feast Sheraton Grand Hotel
Ewaan The Palace Downtown
Imperium Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Flow kitchen Fairmont The Palm
Sloane’s Grosvenor House Dubai
kitchen6 JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Horizon Amwaj Rotana
Nine7one The Oberoi Dubai
Chival La ville Hotel & Suites City Walk
The Talk Restaurant Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
Zest One&Only The Palm
Brasserie 2.0 Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa

INTERNATIONAL

Yalumba Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
The Observatory Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
Play Restaurant & lounge The H Dubai
Cara the Ritz-Carlton DIFC
Al Dawaar Hyatt regency Dubai
Noire Fairmont Dubai Hotel
Bonfire Kempinski The Palm
Giardino Palazzo Versace Dubai
The Beach House Anantara The Palm Dubai
Vesna Restaurant & Lounge Conrad Hotel Dubai
Porterhouse steaks & Grills Sofitel Dubai the Palm Resort & Spa
Anise Restaurant InterContinental Dubai Festival City

BAR

Blinq The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City
Lock, Stock & Barrel Grand Millenium Dubai
Iris Dubai The Oberoi Dubai
St Regis Bar St Regis Dubai, al Habtoor City
Ynot Bar & kitchen InterContinental Dubai Marina
Indie Restaurant & lounge DIFC
Trader Vic’s Madinat Jumeirah
Cargo Pier7
Mahiki Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Hendricks Bar Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Tribeca Kitchen & Bar JA Ocean View hotel
Warehouse Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Brunswick Sports Club Sheraton Dubai MOE

MEDITERRANEAN

Level Seven W Dubai Al Habtoor City
Graze Gastro Grill La ville Hotel & Suites City walk
Ostro Dusit D2 Kenz Hotel
Mythos Kouzina & Grill Armada BlueBay Hotel JLT
L’Olivo Ristorante Rixos The Palm Dubai
Villa Beach Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Altelier M Restaurant Pier7
Palm Avenue The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Morah JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Armani/Mediterraneo Armani Hotel
Seagrill restaurant & Lounge Fairmont the Palm
Mercury Lounge Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach