Revealed: Shortlist for Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards

The anticipation is heating up for the much-awaited Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards 2019… Oh, and don’t forget to vote 

Now in its second edition, the Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards celebrates the community and the people that give life to it.

The nominations have concluded and the shortlist vying for each category has finally been revealed.

This means the voting process has now opened. So head on over there and start voting… and oh, please spread the word too!

The Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards 2019 will take place on 15th January at the glitzy five-star Emirates Palace.

So without further ado, here are the shortlisted names for this year’s awards…


Spirit of Community Award

  • Journey of Generations
  • Al Wahda Mall
  • Bernard Lee
  • Abu Dhabi Mums
  • Yas Waterworld – Year of Tolerance Celebration

Special Recognition – Year of Tolerance Award

  • Laura Brennan
  • Kevin Rosbotham
  • Liam Kelly
  • Suparna Mathur
  • Sharifa Yateem

Best Inclusion Initiative

  • Hamad Alaydaroos
  • Aspen Heights British School
  • Waleed Shah
  • Ma’an
  • Special Olympics – Walk Unified

Healthy Community Award

  • Mubadala Community League
  • Jayson Castillo
  • Al Meehal Football Club
  • Cycle YAS
  • Zayed Sports City

Leadership Award

  • Maria Kelly
  • Samina Jardaneh
  • Emily Armstrong
  • HE Salama Al Ameemi
  • Mouna Khorchid

Young Achiever Award

  • Sainath Manikandan
  • Sean Sanoop George
  • Rohin Bajaj
  • The Unstoppable Fab Four
  • Nino Ephremidze



Entrepreneurial Award

  • Brian Wholehan
  • Mario Samaha
  • Twiink
  • Ameera Amir

Best CSR/Environment Initiative

  • Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
  • Emirates Nature – WWF
  • Aldar Properties – Community Retail Centres
  • My City Centre Masdar – Carrefour
  • Fairmont Abu Dhabi – Doggy Bag Initiative

Favourite Newcomer – Food and Beverage

  • Tokyo Grill
  • Vakava
  • Mazi
  • Marl’s Organic Café
  • Martabaan



Favourite Festival

  • Mother of the Nation Festival
  • Wipeout WKND at Yas Marina
  • Abu Dhabi Festival
  • NYUAD’s Barzakh Festival
  • Club Social
  • Korean Festival
  • YAS Gaming Festival


Best Contribution to the Arts

  • Gemma Gallagher
  • Mushrif Mall
  • Blank Canvas Community
  • The Arts Center, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Warehouse421


Heritage Awards

  • Vectors and Stuff
  • Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation
  • Al Dhafra Festival
  • Souk Al Qattara




Favourite Attraction

  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi
  • Qasr A Watan
  • Reem Central Park
  • Umm Al Emarat Park
  • Wadi Adventure


Favourite Event – Entertainment

  • Batman 80th Anniversary – Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
  • CinemaNa – Sorbonne Abu Dhabi & NYUAD
  • Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
  • Yanni
  • Rooftop Rhythms


Favourite Event – Sport

  • ADCB Zayed Sports City’s Pink Run
  • Special Olympics Abu Dhabi
  • Mubadala World Tennis Championship
  • Abu Dhabi Cricket T20
  • UFC 242

We say good luck to everybody and thank you for making our community  a better place.

And don’t forget to VOTE!

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