11 first-ever Michelin Stars in Dubai have been revealed!

The first-ever Michelin Stars in Dubai have been unveiled! Foodies, get your bookings in quick because we’re sure these stars are going to be fully booked for a while.

Who received this prestigious recognition? 

On its inaugural edition of the MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2022, 2 restaurants got 2 Michelin Stars, and 9 restaurants got 1 Michelin Star! That’s a Michelin star restaurant for you to try almost every month of the year!

During an exclusive ceremony on June 21 at Dubai Opera, the inspectors bestowed this award to a selection of stars after months of evaluating the kaleidoscopic culinary map of Dubai. 

The criteria

  1. The quality of the ingredients
  2. The mastery of cooking
  3. The harmony of flavours
  4. The personality of the chef reflected through the cuisine
  5. The consistency both over time and across the entire menu

Let’s raise a toast to the two 2 Michelin Star restaurants

  1. Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, Bulgari Dubai
  2. Stay by Yannick Alléno, One&Only The Palm

And a round of applause for the nine 1 Michelin Star restaurants

  1. 11 Woodfire, Jumeirah
  2. Al Muntaha, Burj Al Arab
  3. Armani/Ristorante, Armani Hotel Dubai
  4. Hakkasan, Atlantis, The Palm
  5. Höseki, Bulgari Dubai
  6. Ossiano, Atlantis, The Palm
  7. Tasca by José Avillez, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai
  8. Torno Subito, W The Palm
  9. Trèsind Studio, Nakheel Mall Rooftop

But wait, there’s more!

14 restaurants were recognized as The Bib Gourmand winners! (a.k.a. The best value-for-money)

  1. Al Khayma
  2. Bait Maryam
  3. Brasserie Boulud
  4. Fi’Lia
  5. Folly
  6. GoldfishIbn Albahr
  7. Ibn AlBahr
  8. Indya by Vineet
  9. Kinoya
  10. Ninive
  11. Orfali Bros
  12. REIF Japanese Kushiyaki
  13. Shabestan
  14. Teible

And one more! One restaurant was awarded a Michelin Green Star for sustainable gastronomy

  1. Lowe

The awards don’t end there. Other awesome awards included

  1. Talented Young Chef Award: Solemann Haddad, Moonrise
  2. Sommelier Award: Danijela Tesic, Ossiano, Atlantis, The Palm
  3. Welcome and Service Award: Bait Maryam

If that's not enough, the inaugural selection also recommended a total of 69 restaurants in the city!

Picking the perfect restaurant for a birthday, anniversary, or any occasion will never be a problem again. From opulent and elegant, to effortlessly simple, Dubai proves it's a gastronomic landscape that can’t be missed!