After a successful launch in Dubai, the Michelin Guide is all set to take the UAE’s capital by storm.

As Abu Dhabi continues to establish itself as a culinary haven, the first ever-announcement selection will take place in November 2022.

“By sharing Abu Dhabi with the world this way, we can also introduce an array of inspiring, exciting and restoring experiences that visitors can find at their own pace,” said Director General for Tourism at the Department of Culture and Tourism, His Excellency Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry.

With a team of in-house inspectors, each selected restaurant is examined on the basis of its popular star ratings and using its tried and tested methodology to judge several other crucial elements. This includes quality of the ingredients, mastery of cooking, the harmony of flavours, the personality of the chef through the cuisine, and consistency over time across the entire menu.

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“The Michelin Guide inspectors have been working in Abu Dhabi for some time now, discovering and enjoying the rich and varied cuisines that the city has to offer, from creative and cosmopolite dishes to more traditional cuisines of the region, like Middle Eastern, Lebanese and of course Emirati,” International Director of the Michelin Guides Gwendal Poullennec revealed.

Another category introduced in Dubai this year includes the Bib Gourmand selection, awarded to establishments for that value-for-money three-course meals.

In June 2022, Dubai revealed its very first Michelin Guide with 69 restaurants making it to the list. A total of two, two Michelin Star restaurants and nine, one Michelin Star restaurants were given the title. Emirates Woman was present at the VIP event that took place in partnership with Dubai Tourism at the Dubai Opera.

The complete selection of restaurants in each category will be available online. For more details on the guide, visit

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