Your Michelin Bib Gourmand Weekend Dining Planner

Fiona Lee   |   24-06-2022

This week the Michelin Guide was revealed with a total of 69 restaurants across Dubai being recognized for providing exceptional cuisine and service. We’ve picked five must-try favourites from the Bib Gourmand list to plan a weekend diary of delicious surprises for you.


The Bib Gourmand named after Bibendum, the friendly Michelin Man and the official company mascot for the Michelin Group, is a rating award that recognizes friendly establishments that serve excellent food at slightly lower prices than the Michelin Star locations. They are surely not to be missed as they provide excellent settings and incredible cuisines. If you missed the Michelin Star reveal, then find the list: here.


Friday Evening


After some retail therapy late Friday afternoon, calling at Goldfish in the Galleria Mall is the perfect stop before returning home for the night. Goldfish has been awarded for its vibrant and modern Japanese dishes and funky, buzzing atmosphere. From sushi, uni and yakitori to sharing plates and Wagyu steak, these dishes are beautifully presented and guests can even enjoy the live shows by sitting at the counter and watching the chefs prepare the food.


Goldfish, Smoking Nigiri Yellow Tail


Saturday Lunch

Orfali Bro’s

If you’re looking for some fresh morning flavours or a sweet treat after your Saturday morning routine, then Orfali Bro’s bistro in Jumeirah One has a selection of playful small plates that are Mediterranean at their core but display clever global influences. The atmosphere is light and airy dominated by a striking, two-storey open kitchen, expect to see seasonal salads and imam bayildi alongside burgers and caviar. The menu also features an incredible selection of desserts, that are a treat for the taste buds as well as the eyes.


Orfali Bro’s, Seasonal Bouquet


Saturday Evening


Located in the hustle and bustle of the city at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Ninive is the perfect setting for an evening dinner under the stars. The restaurant design reflects a Bedouin tent, with rugs and lanterns, low tables and cosy sofas, it’s an oasis that steps back in time and offers authentic flavours from the Middle East and North Africa. Dishes include grilled octopus skewers, chermoula marinated lobster and mixed grill sharing platters. The menu also has an array of signature cocktails and shisha options.


Ninive, Grilled Octopus Skewers


Sunday Breakfast


The smell of freshly baked bread and pastries as you enter is only the beginning of this delightful morning experience. Travel to the tip of the Jameel Arts Centre which boasts beautiful views through its floor-to-ceiling windows and enjoy seasonal and locally produced dishes. This cool, minimalistic bakery and restaurant offers breakfast dishes such as Welsh rarebit, tiramisu brioche loaf and honey sourdough toast. These organic dishes are sure to leave you feeling energized for the day ahead.


Teible, Pumpkin Seed Miso Grilled Squash


Sunday Evening


To finish off your weekend tasting adventures, head to Folly in the heart of the Souk Madinat, it’s the perfect setting to enjoy the last moments of the weekend. As the sun sets over the sea, this relaxing atmosphere provides an ingredient-led menu with precise, modern dishes which are pared-back in style, with an appealing clarity of flavour. Al A Carte is available but why not try the Folly signature menu and wine pairing for that last indulgent weekend treat.


Folly, Pressed Quail, Mushroom and Tarragon