The Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa, part of Meydan Hotels & Hospitality, were selected as the ‘Middle East’s Leading Sports Resort’ and the ‘Middle East’s Leading Desert Resort’ respectively at the 22nd Annual World Trade Awards held May 6, 2015. This win marks the fourth consecutive year that the two properties have won the awards.

The two awards were presented to Mohamed Aghoury Cluster General Manager for The Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, at a ceremony held in Dubai and attended by key travel, tourism and hospitality executives.

Mohamed Aghoury, said, “This is a proud moment for the entire team at The Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. This achievement is the result of exceptional effort put into executing our innovative vision, and the hard work, professionalism and customer focus of our staff. We are happy to know that travel and tourism professionals from across the world and guests find our properties and services worthy of such prestigious awards. They not only personify the warm, authentic, yet modern Arabic hospitality, but they also represent the best in luxury, elegance, style, dynamism and serenity.”

Since inception in 2004, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa has offered guests an authentic desert experience that is true to the cultural and traditional heritage of the United Arab Emirates. This unique getaway offers the very best in Arabian luxury hospitality.

The Meydan Hotel opened in 2010, and since then has established itself as the region’s leading destination hotels. Built around a world-class racecourse, The Meydan Hotel combines luxury, sophistication and a passion for equestrian sports, and plays host to a number of exciting global events including the Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horserace. In addition to horse riding, the hotel also offers Dubai’s first pay and play golf course, a tennis academy, as well as facilities for a wide range of outdoor sports.

Hailed by worldwide media for its role in identifying and rewarding excellence in the travel and tourism sector, World Travel Awards celebrates its 22nd anniversary in 2015 and is acknowledged as the ultimate travel accolade. Last year alone, more than 650,000 individual votes were cast by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers.