UAE’s largest dining loyalty programme, Emirates NBD’s Bon Appetit collaborates with Zomato on restaurant awards


  • Voting open for Emirates NBD – Bon Appetit  Zomato Users’ Choice Awards until 26 January 2018
  • Winners will be announced at Zomato Restaurant Summit on 29 January 2018

Dubai, 14 January, 2018: Emirates NBD’s Bon Appetit, the UAE’s largest dining loyalty programme has partnered with Zomato, the global food discovery and UAE’s leading online food ordering platform to create the ‘Emirates NBD – Bon Appetit Zomato User Choice Awards’.

The awards will honour the best restaurants in the UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) as voted for by the public. With nominations based on Zomato user ratings and reviews, consumers can vote for their favourite restaurants across various categories, via the app until 26 January, 2018. Based on the number of votes, final winners will be declared at the annual Zomato Restaurant Summit, held on 29 January, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai, in the presence of over 600 food and beverage industry professionals.

Categories under the Emirates NBD – Bon Appetit Zomato User Choice Awards include Best Cafe, Healthy, Fine Dining and Casual Dining, each for Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  Unilever Food Solutions joins the awards as an associate sponsor this year.

“As the market leader in the credit card category, we are committed to offer our customers access to enhanced experiences that match their lifestyle,” said Suvo Sarkar, Senior Executive Vice President & Group Head – Retail Banking & Wealth Management at Emirates NBD. “Whether it’s dining-in or ordering via the Zomato app, our exclusive dining loyalty programme, Bon Appetit provides unbeatable value to cardholders with access to benefits and privileges at the top hotels and restaurants in the country. We are delighted to further empower our customers with the opportunity to voice their opinion on the best restaurants in the UAE, via our bespoke awards programme, while creating memorable experiences.”

Oytun Calapover, Country Manager – Zomato UAE says: “As the leading restaurant discovery, and online delivery platform in the region, we are excited to be forming a partnership with other industry leaders such as Emirates NBD and Unilever, to bring to the UAE, the Users’ Choice Awards.

“Zomato has long been the go-to platform for people looking for great places to eat, and now, the Users’ Choice Awards will be the definitive platform in recognising excellence in F&B, according to public opinion. We want to reward the Best of the Best and for that, we have picked the nominations based on our users’ ratings and reviews. We are proud to be completely objective as a platform representing only public opinion. From this shortlist, we encourage our users to vote for their very favourite places across the various categories.”




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