First Michelin Guide Dubai revealed

The renowned guide marks its debut in the Middle East with an inaugural selection of 69 restaurants covering 21 cuisines - Nine awarded 1 Michelin Start, and two awarded 2 Stars

Michelin has just unveiled its 2022 edition of the Michelin Guide Dubai — the first-ever in the United Arab Emirates — celebrating a spectacular culinary map both vibrant, diverse and energetic as Dubai itself.

Sixty-nine restaurants, covering 21 cuisines, have been selected and recommended by anonymous Michelin Guide inspectors. The inaugural edition of Michelin Guide Dubai recognizes two 2-star restaurants, nine 1-Star restaurants, and 14 Bib Gourmand restaurants.

Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guide: “This very first Dubai selection of restaurants marks a historical moment for the Michelin Guide and the Middle East.

“What makes Dubai’s culinary landscape so distinctive is its reflection of the more than 200 nationalities that call the city home, delivering an epicurean kaleidoscope. All the restaurants in this fast-paced, dynamic, and elegant city have in common are brimming with passion and enthusiasm. Today, Dubai is settled as an inspiring gastronomic destination, and we have no doubts that gourmets from around the world will be seduced by its very unique energy.”

Torno Subito. Photo: Dubai Tourism

Two restaurants awarded 2 Michelin stars

Il Ristorante – Niko Romito offers modern Italian fare combining balance, purity, and clarity. Most top-quality ingredients are flown in from Italy and some of the highlights include fish and pasta dishes.

STAY by Yannick Alléno is set in a colonial-style property at The Palm, impressing the Michelin Guide inspectors with its less-is-more approach, which results in precise, sophisticated dishes, all skillfully crafted and based on French cuisine.

STAY. Photo: Dubai Tourism

Nine restaurants awarded 1 Michelin star

11 Woodfire by chef-owner Akmal Anuar offers a global variety of vegetables, seafood and meats grilled to perfection.

Al Muntaha sits on top of the 7-star Burj al Arab Hotel, offering sophisticated and refined French cuisine with Mediterranean touches.

Armani Ristorante offers precise, modern Italian cooking at the spectacular Burj Khalifa, and the beautifully decorated dishes are complemented by attentive, enthusiastic service.

At the Atlantis hotel, the Dubai outpost of Hakkasan from London offers reimagined Chinese dishes exclusive to Dubai, including the lychee lobster with yuzu pearl.

Tiny Höseki is a nine-seat restaurant set on the fourth floor of the Bulgari Hotel. It is helmed by a sixth-generation sushi master, Masahiro Sugiyama, offering diners a tailored omakase experience using fresh ingredients imported daily from Japan.

Hakkasan. Photo: Dubai Tourism

Also at Atlantis Hotel and next to the aquarium, Ossiano is a world for creative fare, featuring dishes fine in texture and impressive in their clarity of flavor.

Tasca by José Avillez is the first international outpost of world-renowned Portuguese chef José Avillez, in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. In the open kitchen, the talented team combines fresh, quality produce with innovative Portuguese dishes that are great for sharing.

Owned by internationally acclaimed chef Massimo Bottura, Torno Subito is set within the striking W Hotel on the Palm, offering Italian classics, pasta dishes, and desserts with a twist.

Trèsind Studio is the brainchild of Himanshu Saini, offering original and precisely executed multi-course tasting menus with herbs and flowers grown on the rooftop terrace, including highlights such as the ghee-roasted crab, tandoori chicken dumpling, and morel pulao with Assam tea dashi.


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