The Michelin Guide will arrive in Dubai in June 2022

Dubai, one of the most diverse gastronomic destinations in the world, has been selected by the Michelin Guide to be the newest addition to 35 culinary destinations in North America, South America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Home to thousands of restaurants serving a wide variety of dishes, from haute cuisine to street food, by talented international and local chefs, the Michelin Guide to Dubai will provide fresh perspective and perspectives on diversity, creativity and the multicultural nature of Dubai’s cuisine, an offering that draws inspiration from traditional Emirati cuisine, as well as the cuisines of over 200 other nationalities who live in the city.

In 2021, some 7.28 million international visitors visited Dubai, representing a 32% year-on-year growth, marking a milestone in the recovery of global tourism and putting the city firmly on the path to sustainable growth in its own way. become the most visited destination in the world. These figures underscore the resilience and resurgence of travel. With food tourism booming – traveling to explore different destinations’ food culture and heritage – the launch of the Michelin Guide will be a catalyst in positioning Dubai as the go-to destination for foodies and foodies seeking authentic experiences. and budgets.

Issam Kazim, Executive Director of the Dubai Marketing Trade and Tourism Corporation, said: “We are delighted that Dubai is part of the famous international list of the Michelin Guide, a reference for culinary experiences in the best destinations in the world. worldwide as the most popular destination in Tripadvisor’s 2022 Traveler’s Choice Awards, this accolade for Dubai is also recognition of our emergence as a global gastronomic hub, inspired by our visionary leadership goal of making Dubai the destination the most wanted in the world and the best city to live and work in.”

The selection of restaurants will be made according to the proven methodology applied by the inspectors of the Michelin Guide according to its five criteria: the quality of the ingredients, the mastery of the cooking, the harmony of the flavors, the personality of the chef through the cuisine and consistency both over time and throughout the menu. These apply to all selected restaurants to help foodies around the world make an informed choice between high-quality options.

“We are delighted to announce that Dubai will join the Michelin family and we will do so by introducing this new selection in June this year. We will showcase the best of Dubai cuisine, reflecting not only the luxury the city is famous for, but also the great diversity of cuisines that the location and history of the city offer. With the collaboration of many world-renowned chefs, we will focus on simple neighborhood restaurants, where Dubai and Middle Eastern cuisine , with its rich culture, this selection will offer diners a unique insight into the diversity that the city’s exciting gastronomy has to offer,” says Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides.

The Michelin Guide offers its restaurant reviews through an extensive system of symbols, the most revered of which are its world-renowned Michelin stars. A Michelin star expresses “quality cuisine that is worth the detour”. Two Michelin stars mean “top quality cuisine that deserves a special visit” and three stars indicate “exceptional cuisine that is worth a detour”.

In addition to these coveted diplomas, the selection will also include the popular Bib Gourmand category, a distinction awarded to establishments that offer good value for money three courses.

The full Michelin Guide to Dubai selection will be available online at, where users can also filter by location, type of cuisine and outstanding services and facilities to find restaurants that match their preferences.

Source: Michelin Guide

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