The first ever Dubai Michelin guide has been unveiled, with 11 restaurants in Dubai awarded Michelin Stars. While no Dubai restaurants have three Michelin Stars in the inaugural list, two have been bestowed with two stars (Stay by Yannick Alleno, and Il Ristorante – Niko Romito,) and a further nine have been awarded one Michelin Star.
Dubai is the 36th destination to be covered by the Michelin Guide and a total of 69 restaurants are included in the first edition of the Michelin Guide Dubai, which includes the 11 Michelin Star restaurants, 14 Bib Gourmand recipients, a green star award and 44 other recommendations. The full list can be viewed here.
“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,” Gwendal Poullennec, the international director of the Michelin Guide, said in a statement. “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.”
List of Dubai restaurants with Michelin stars
Tasca by Jose Avillez
Il Ristorante – Niko Romito
Stay by Yannick Alleno
Among the 11 winners is Trèsind Studio, which bagged one Michelin star. Trèsind Studio is located in Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah. The restaurant that serves modern Indian food changes its menu every four months, with dishes like ghee-roasted crab, tandoori chicken dumplings and morel pulao with Assam tea dashi on its menu.
“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,” Issam Kazim, the CEO of the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said in a statement. “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.”
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