With prestigious awards validating its status as a global gastronomic hub, Dubai’s culinary scene is a force to be reckoned with.
In June 2023, Dubai featured in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants rankings, with Tresind Studio achieving the 11th position and earning the title of MENA’s Best Restaurant for 2023. Orfali Bros secured the 46th spot. Ossiano also made its debut on the list.
Michelin Guide recognition
Dubai’s culinary landscape also flourished with the successive releases of the Michelin Guide Dubai in June 2022 and 2023. The 2023 guide, featuring 90 restaurants, including 17 Bib Gourmand winners, highlights the city’s gastronomic prowess. This edition reflects Dubai’s evolving dining scene, showcasing new establishments alongside returning favorites.
Sustainable gastronomy is also on the rise in Dubai, with the Michelin Green Star initiative launched in 2020 to spotlight restaurants at the forefront of sustainable practices. Three restaurants received a Michelin Green Star, including Lowe, BOCA and Teible, illustrating Dubai’s dedication to eco-friendly dining.
Diversity of dining options
Dubai named one of the world’s top 10 cities for foodies by Compare The Market’s 2023 findings, affirms its status as a culinary hot spot. The city boasts a diverse array of award-winning restaurants and talented chefs. In addition to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the Michelin Guide, Dubai’s restaurant scene has garnered attention from respected international guides like Gault&Millau. In addition to Michelin-starred gems further contribute to Dubai’s culinary excellence.
Dubai demonstrates its commitment to year-round gastronomy through initiatives such as the Dubai Food Festival.
These efforts not only raise the profile of Dubai’s restaurant scene but also champion homegrown dining concepts.
Dubai’s culinary scene is rapidly evolving, and the city is quickly becoming a global gastronomic hub.