The year 2017 has been great for Taqato.com and it has achieved a lot of milestones which I couldn’t imagine when started 2 years ago. To begin with –
- A huge boost in visitors and statistics.
- A rare achievement and acknowledgment by Google maps for hitting 10 million views (btw it’s 12,596,357 as of 31-Dec 2017)
- Crossing 10 million views on Zomato (11,747,145 as of 31-Dec 2017)
- Gave away vouchers worth thousands of AED
- Attended dozens of movie premieres
- Added a Tech section
- Prestigious invite by the Government of China for Travel Blogging #BeautifulChina
Visited around 200 restaurants in 2017 and below are some of the outstanding experiences that I would like to award!
Best Burger 2017 – 25’55
Hands down the best burger in Dubai! The bacon and the flavors are unique. The new branch at Kite Beach is a gem!
Best Breakfast – The Restaurant
The breakfast and ambiance were outstanding. Had it two days back to back!
Stayed at multiple hotels this year in 3 different countries. The best and luxurious was definitely the address Boulevard!
Best Shawarma – Shawarma Grill House
The shawarmas are unique and high quality! Was outstanding for me regardless the price.
Best Sushi 2017 – Miyako
I prefer my sushi authentic and fine. Miyako did that this year!
Fresh and Innovative – Roti Rollers
A vibrant take on Indian food. Fusion Rotis and the fresh flavors make it outstanding.
It’s a tie! Both the Thai restaurants have amazing food. Benjarong serves Royal and authentic while Tong Thai is a fusion.
Best Newcomer 2017 – Waka
I’ve been to many Latin American restaurants and Waka has some outstanding food!
Favorite Turkish Restaurant 2017 – Gunaydin
Outstanding Adana Kababs, doners and meat! Loved the Turkish hospitality.
Favorite Brunch 2017 – Brasserie Quartier
Excellent variety and high-quality food!
Favorite Restaurant of 2017 – Carnival by Tresind
Carnival has completed 1 year and introduced 4 seasons and a brunch. Impressive each and every time!