Dubai has cemented its position as a culinary capital of the world, with three new restaurants being awarded with a Michelin Star, while one of last year’s winners was upgraded to the prestigious Two Michelin Star category.
Those new restaurants tapped by Michelin for the 2023 list include vegetarian restaurant avatāra, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (sister restaurant to the original establishment in London), and moonrise by chef Solemann Haddad, who previously had been awarded the Michelin Young Chef Award 2022.
Meanwhile, the creative genius and boundary pushing innovation at Indian restaurant Trèsind Studio saw the establishment become the third restaurant in the city to be awarded two Michelin Stars.
Two restaurants were also awarded the Guide’s newer Michelin Green Star – namely Boca and Teible. The category celebrates restaurants which are at the forefront of sustainable practices, offering gastronomic experiences while adopting an environmentally inspiring approach.
Three new restaurants were also added to Michelin’s Bid Gourmand category, which awards restaurants which it deems to be of a high standard and good value for money. In addition to previous winners, Dubai restaurants 21 Grams, 3Fils and Aamara joined the official list.
All other restaurants in the Michelin Guide Dubai from last year retained their previous stars and commendations. In total, 90 restaurants, covering 23 different types of cuisine, have caught the attention of the famously anonymous Michelin inspectors.