Nine restaurants were awarded one Michelin star, and Il Ristorante Niko Romito and Stay by Yannick Alleno were awarded two stars, in 2022. In 2023, three more Michelin-star restaurants were awarded, and Tresind Studio was upgraded from one star to two.

2022 was the first year that the Michelin Guide handed out awards in the United Arab Emirates, a landmark moment for restaurants in Dubai, which is now recognised as one of the best food cities in the world, alongside the likes of London, Paris, New York, Tokyo and beyond. Some of those Michelin stars were awarded to restaurants run by chefs well-recognised by the guide in the past. French chef Yannick Alleno can add two more stars to his extensive collection for his restaurant Stay, situated at One & Only the Palm, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Also, legendary Italian chef Massimo Bottura received recognition for his work at Torno Subito, W Dubai, The Palm, Jumeirah, Dubai.

With only 20 guests for each dinner service, Tresind Studio is a remarkably intimate affair. Chefs curate an extraordinary, immersive chef’s table experience. Head chef Himanshu Saini is a rising star of Indian cuisine, and his dishes transform traditional Indian dishes into modern plates. Tresind Studio was awarded one Michelin star in 2022 and a second the year after. The studio is at Nakheel Mall, The Palm, Jumeirah, Dubai. Niko Romito’s restaurant at the Bulgari Resort in Dubai is a lesson in world-class fine dining, courtesy of a master. Michelin stars awarded 2022. Situated at the Bulgari Hotel, Jumeira Bay Island, Jumeirah, Dubai.

Brand new for 2023, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is one of the flagship restaurants at Atlantis, The Royal Hotel. Here, Heston Blumenthal recreates much of what made him famous and wealthy in London. Michelin star awarded: 2023, situated at Atlantis The Royal, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah.

There are also Michelin-starred restaurants: Moonrise, 11 Woodfire, Al Muntaha at Burj Al Arab, Armani Restaurant, Hakkasan Dubai, Hoseki, Ossiano, and Tasca by Jose Avillez. Moreover, there are restaurants with Michelin-starred chefs like Hell’s Kitchen Bread Street Kitchen and Gordon Ramsay, who has three stars in one of his other restaurants. And, of course, there are also restaurants with Michelin Green Stars and 17 restaurants with Bib Gourmands in Dubai.