Dubai has been selected as a Michelin Guide in addition to 35 culinary destinations in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. The Michelin Guide to the Emirate will give you a fresh look at the diversity and multicultural nature of Dubai's gastronomy. It is here that more than 200 cuisines of the world are served – from traditional Arabic to exotic Peruvian.
Dubai hosted 7.28 million visitors in 2021, up 32% from last year. These figures highlight the emirate's success in fighting the pandemic and reviving the entertainment and tourism sector. With the growing interest in food tourism, the launch of the Michelin Guide to Dubai this year will make the city an even more attractive destination for foodies.
Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing Corporation, shared: “We are incredibly pleased that Dubai has become one of the destinations of the world famous Michelin guide. This recognition, along with the Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Awards 2022, where our city was chosen as the world's most popular destination for tourists and travelers, tells us that the emirate is emerging as an international gastronomic hub. All these achievements have been made possible by the leadership of the emirate, who have set the goal of making Dubai the most popular tourist destination and the best city to live and work.”
The choice of restaurants will be made according to five criteria: the quality of the ingredients, the craftsmanship, the harmony of tastes, the individuality of the chef and the consistency both in time and in the menu.
Gwendal Pullenek, International Director of Guides Michelin, commented: “We are thrilled that Dubai has joined the Michelin family and that we will be unveiling our selection of star establishments to the public midway through the year. We will showcase the best of Dubai's gastronomy, not only the luxury and opulence for which the city is famous, but also the diversity of cultures. Along with the outposts of many world-famous chefs, we will focus on local establishments.”
In addition to the coveted “star” ratings, the selection of the guide will also include the popular Bib Gourmand category, an award given to establishments , which offer reasonably priced three-course meals.
The entire Michelin Guide to Dubai will be available online at guide.michelin.com, where users can filter establishments by location and type of cuisine to find restaurants that match individual preferences.