The region is never short of delectable havens and MENA’s 50 best has proved it.

Last night, VIP guests attended the grand reveal for the MENA’S top 50 best restaurants in the region, hosted in the UAE’s capital in Conrad, Abu Dhabi.

Chosen by a panel of 250 anonymous voters, seven restaurants were selected by each panelist from across the region, to release the second MENA list by the World’s 50 Best groups. Sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, the event was hosted in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism to champion winners from 14 different cities across the MENA region.

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From the complete list, 19 restaurants out of 50 are in the UAE, making this an unmissable moment for the country as its overall success is portrayed in the culinary world.

Taking the lead this year is the famous dining bistro situated in the heart of Wasl 51. Founded by a trio of talented brothers, Orfali Bros is known for its creative dishes, that all come by pushing the boundaries of traditional cooking through their art of storytelling.

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1. Orfali Bros Bistro, Dubai, UAE
2. Tresind Studio, Dubai, UAE
3. Fusions by Tala, Manama, Bahrain (also named Best Restaurant in Bahrain and won Highest Climber Award)
4. Ossiano, Dubai, UAE (also won the Highest New Entry Award)
5. 3 Fils, Dubai, UAE
6. George & John, Tel Aviv, Israel (also named Best Restaurant in Israel)
7. Kinoya, Dubai, UAE
8. Fakhreldin, Amman, Jordan (also named Best Restaurant in Jordan)
9. Zooba, Cairo, Egypt (also named Best Restaurant in Egypt)
10. Moonrise, Dubai, UAE
11. Reif Kushiyaki, Dubai, UAE
12. Kazoku, Cairo, Egypt
13. Zuma, Dubai, UAE
14. OCD, Tel Aviv, Israel (also won the Sustainable Restaurant Award)
15. Lowe, Dubai, UAE
16. Baron, Beirut, Lebanon (also named Best Restaurant in Lebanon)
17. Gaia, Dubai, UAE
18. Myazu, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (also named Best Restaurant in Saudi Arabia)
19. Tawlet Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
20. Em Sherif, Beirut, Lebanon (also won the Art of Hospitality Award)
21. LPM, Dubai, UAE
22. Sachi, Giza, Egypt
23. Marble, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
24. A by Yuval Ben Neriah, Tel Aviv, Israel
25. CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Manama, Bahrain
26. Hoseki, Dubai, UAE
27. La Grande Table Marocain, Marrakech, Morocco (also named Best Restaurant in Morocco)
28. Coya, Dubai, UAE
29. Shams El Balad, Amman, Jordan
30. Sachi, Cairo, Egypt
31. Masso, Manama, Bahrain
32. Animar, Tel Aviv, Israel
33. Coya, Abu Dhabi, UAE
34. La Closerie, Tunis, Tunisia (also named Best Restaurant in Tunisia)
35. 11 Woodfire, Dubai, UAE
36. Sufra, Amman, Jordan
37. Iloli, Casablanca, Morocco
38. LPM, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
39. Sesamo, Marrakech, Morocco
40. Milgo Milbar, Tel Aviv, Israel
41. Alee, Amman, Jordan
42. White Robata, Kuwait City, Kuwait (also named Best Restaurant in Kuwait)
43. Zuma, Abu Dhabi, UAE
44. Jun’s, Dubai, UAE
45. Reif Kushiyaki, Cairo, Egypt
46. +61, Marrakech, Morocco
47. 13C Bar in the Back, Amman, Jordan
48. HaBasta, Tel Aviv, Israel
49. Hakkasan, Abu Dhabi, UAE
50. Bonjiri, Salmiya, Kuwait

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