Abu Dhabi's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards: Billie Eilish, Zahra Lari and Essa Al Marzoug among nominees
The first regional iteration of the popular awards has announced its shortlist of contenders
Camila Cabello, Zahra Lari and Adil Echbiy are among the nominees for this year’s inaugural Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Abu Dhabi. The event will be held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on Friday, September 20 and celebrate the best in kids’ entertainment, marking the first time a regional version of the awards show has been held in the UAE.
Fans can vote for their favourite acts by heading to Nickelodeon’s website, on Instagram by using a special hashtag for their favourite nominee or via the Nickelodeon Play app. Tickets for the awards show start at Dh199.
Nominees come from the region and beyond, with highlights such as Maya Diab up for Favourite Music Video, Zahra Lari for Favourite Sports Star and Amr Youssef for Favourite Actor.
Scroll down to see a full list of nominees.
However, in addition to the awards show, families can also experience The World of Nickelodeon, taking place at Adnec from Thursday, September 19 to Saturday, September 21. The event will feature a variety of play areas such as the Paw Patrol skills circuit, a slime zone, Teen Mutant Ninja Turtles virtual reality experience and pizzeria, SpongeBob museum and more. There will also be live entertainment and music performances from two local artists (who are yet to be revealed). Tickets start at Dh25.
Earlier in the month, it was announced that DCT Abu Dhabi and Viacom (owners of Nickelodeon) had signed a five-year partnership to host the Kids' Choice Awards in the UAE capital. It's part of a wider initiative to bring a series of family-friendly activities to the city.
Tickets start at Dh199 for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Head to abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net
Here’s a list of all the nominees:
Favourite International Star
Favourite Music Video
Nassif Zeytoun - Kel Yom Bhebik
Maya Diab, Massari and French Montana - Ya Nour El Ein
Adham Nabulsi - Howeh El Hob
Nora Fetahi and Fnaire – Dilbar
Favourite Radio Station
Virgin Radio Dubai
Favourite Sports Star
Rashid Al Dhaheri
Ahmed Al Nasheet
Tom & Jerry
Taim Al Falasi
Mina Al Sheikhly
Favourite TV Personality
Raya Abi Rachid
Qusai (DON LEGEND)
Favourite Male Newcomer
Mohamed El Sharnouby
AlWalid Al Hellani
Favourite Female Newcomer
Omar & Rajaa Belmir
Flipperarchi & Daffy
Favourite Female Artist
Hala Al Turk
Favourite Male Artist
Essa Al Marzoug
Cyrine Abdel Nour
Donia Samir Ghanem
Moatasem El Nahar
Asad Al Zahrani
Updated: August 18, 2019 01:43 PM