Abu Dhabi was received an award in the “Personal Security” category in the Destination Satisfaction Index (SDI) at ITB Berlin. More than 70,000 global travelers from 24 source markets have selected this years’ DSI winners by rating all their trips across the globe throughout the year.

Apart from having assessed the accommodation, food, or quality of beaches, travelers also gave feedback on their personal security, level of hospitality or the total cost-benefit-ratio of the trip. In total, more than 20 single elements have been rated to identify the DSI winners.

A number of Abu Dhabi’s best hotels have also been honored at the ITB Berlin tourism trade fair in Germany for being the emirate’s ‘most popular hotels’.

The winners of the HolidayCheck Award 2018 were recognized with their awards at the pavilion run by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), which has been joined by 48 partners and stakeholders including hotels, tour operators and attractions.

The seven hotels were deemed the most popular hotels in Abu Dhabi, five of which have been among the most popular hotels for at least the fifth consecutive year and have been awarded the HolidayCheck Gold Award.

They include: Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas (HolidayCheck Gold Award), Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche (HolidayCheck Gold Award), Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi (HolidayCheck Gold Award), Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana (HolidayCheck Gold Award), Intercontinental Abu Dhabi (HolidayCheck Gold Award).

More than 900,000 guest reviews were used for the basis of this year’s HolidayCheck Award which have been running for the past 13 years and recognizing the most popular hotels worldwide.