Into its 9th year, wheels Car of the Year awards are the UAE’s longest-running independent automotive awards. As those of you who have been following the magazine over the years know, these get progressively bigger and better with every passing edition. So you can expect the 2017 wheels CotY to be the best yet, and as the first step towards making it better, we have launched a dedicated wheels Car of the Year microsite, which is live now. All you need to do is go to, and go through the different sections there to get a glimpse of what this prestigious event is all about.

Here you can see who the judges are, read content from the previous awards’ editions, and view photos and videos from the gala events from before. You’ll also find links to the wheels Reader’s Choice award, which lets you, the reader, vote for your favourite car from a list of the most significant vehicles that our team drove in 2016.

The process is simple and transparent, and the winner emerges based entirely on your votes. We have also added a new award category this year, wherein all 52 readers’ cars featured in the My Wheels section of the magazine will be nominated, and a winner for the My Wheels Car of the Year 2017 will be picked via online voting, again by you.

Also, look out for your chance to be part of the glittering awards ceremony, where you will spend a memorable evening with VIPs and leaders from the regional automotive industry. Head to our CotY microsite for further information. Voting begins on January 7, 2017.