Today marks the unveiling of the very first MICHELIN Guide Dubai and the Dubai selection 2022, with a total of 69 restaurants covering 21 cuisine types; 14 restaurants get a Bib Gourmand, 9 receive a MICHELIN Star and 2 Two MICHELIN Stars.
Dubai is the latest addition to the 35 culinary destinations across North America, South America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Home to thousands of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines from fine dining to street food, headed by talented international and homegrown chefs, the MICHELIN Guide Dubai is providing a fresh perspective and new insights into the diversity, creativity and multicultural nature of Dubai’s culinary offering – one that is drawn from traditional Emirati cuisine, as well as from the cuisines of more than 200 other nationalities living in the city.
The MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2022 at a glance:
- 2 restaurants with Two MICHELIN Stars
- 9 restaurants with One MICHELIN Star
- 1 restaurant with a MICHELIN Green Star
- 14 Bib Gourmand restaurants
- 44 MICHELIN-selected restaurants
Dubai welcomed 7.28 million international overnight visitors in 2021 representing 32% YoY growth, establishing a momentous marker in the global tourism recovery, setting the city firmly on course to achieve sustainable growth on its way to becoming the world’s most visited destination. These figures underline the resilience and resurgence of the city’s travel and tourism sector. With food tourism – travelling to explore different destinations’ food culture and heritage – on the rise, the launch of the MICHELIN Guide Dubai will be a catalyst to position Dubai as the destination of choice for foodies and gourmets seeking authentic culinary experiences across all tastes and budgets.
Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, commented: “Today marks a historical milestone for Dubai. A total selection of 69 restaurants listed in the MICHELIN Guide Dubai with nine 1 MICHELIN Star and two 2 MICHELIN Stars is a testament to Dubai’s culinary excellence. I would also like to highlight the very interesting selection of 14 Bib Gourmand listing a selection of hidden gems in Dubai, allowing our foodies to enjoy delicious food at an affordable budget, a gastronomy offering that deserves to be known to the public. Dubai was recently voted #1 on the global list of Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Best Global Destination and is already top of mind for global travelers. With the ambition to become the most visited city in the world, the launch of MICHELIN Guide Dubai will transform the destination and will put Dubai on the map for foodies and gastronomy connoisseurs around the globe. I would like to congratulate the Chefs who embody the local culinary scene and its diversity and who choose Dubai to set-up home-grown concepts that are unique to the destination. We are excited to join the MICHELIN Guide family and are encouraging our visitors and future travelers to start booking!”
The selection was made according to the tried and tested methodology applied by the inspectors of the MICHELIN Guide based on its universally applied set of five criteria, including the quality of the ingredients, the mastery of cooking, the harmony of flavors, the personality of the chef through the cuisine and the consistency both over time and across the entire menu. These are applied to all the selected restaurants in order to help gastronomes from around the world make an informed choice from among high-quality options.
“This very first Dubai selection of restaurants marks a historical moment for the MICHELIN Guide and the Middle East,” says Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guide. “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. One thing all the restaurants in this fast paced dynamic and elegant city have in common is they are brimming with passion and enthusiasm. Today, Dubai is settled as an inspiring gastronomic destination and we have no doubts that gourmets from all over the world will be seduced by its very unique energy.”
The MICHELIN Guide conveys its restaurant reviews through an extensive system of symbols, the most revered of which are its globally renowned MICHELIN Stars. One MICHELIN Star is awarded to restaurants for “high quality cooking that is worth a stop,” Two MICHELIN Stars for “excellent cooking that is worth a detour,” and Three MICHELIN Stars for “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey.”
The full selection for the MICHELIN Guide Dubai is available online at guide.michelin.com, where users will also be able to filter by location, cuisine type and notable services and facilities to find restaurants that match their preferences.
About Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET)
With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading commercial centre, investment hub and tourism destination, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) is mandated to support the Government in achieving its competitiveness vision to position the emirate as a major hub for global economy and tourism, and in boosting the emirate’s economic and tourism competitiveness indicators. Under this remit, DET is driving efforts to further enhance Dubai’s diversified, innovative service-based economy to attract top global talent, deliver a world-class business environment and accelerate productivity growth. Additionally, DET is supporting Dubai’s vision to become the world’s best city to live and work in by promoting its diverse destination proposition, unique lifestyle and outstanding quality of life, overall.
DET is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s business and tourism sectors. It is also responsible for the licensing and classification of all types of businesses, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. The DET portfolio includes, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, Dubai Industries and Exports, Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI) and Dubai SME, as well as Dubai College of Tourism, Dubai Calendar and Dubai Business Events.
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