Dubai’s world-class culinary scene 

Dubai’s world-class culinary scene 


With prestigious awards validating its status as a global gastronomic hub, Dubai’s culinary scene is a force to be reckoned with.

World-class restaurants

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

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.

Year-round gastronomy

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.



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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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