Michelin star restaurants Dubai: 24 Michelin-approved restaurants in Dubai

Looking for Michelin star food in Dubai? Head to one of these top-rated restaurants...

Updated on • Written By Peter Dreyer

Michelin star restaurants Dubai: 24 Michelin-approved restaurants in Dubai

After the towering skyscrapers and enviable weather, Dubai is perhaps best known for its diverse and impressive restaurant scene. In fact, Dubai can be thought of as something of a playground for food lovers, with pretty much every cuisine under the sun being offered to diners here, from French and Italian to Japanese and Indian.


It should come as no surprise then, that Dubai has attracted some of the world’s best known chefs, with many legends of the culinary industry deciding to set up shop in this popular holiday destination. Many of these chefs are also the proud recipients of Michelin stars, awarded to them by the world famous Michelin restaurant guide. The highest number of Michelin stars that a chef can be awarded is three and Michelin describes these restaurants as serving food which is ‘worth taking a detour for’. So by our logic, that means planning a trip to Dubai solely around where you plan to eat out while you’re there is completely reasonable.

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 that have been well-recognised by the guide in the past - French chef Yannick Alleno can add two more stars to his extensive collection, as can legendary Italian chef Massimo Bottura for his work at Torno Subito.


We've rounded up all the restaurants below that were recognised in the inaugural Michelin Guide Dubai 2022 and the subsequent 2023 awards, as well as a few notable restaurants run by famous chefs that hold Michelin stars elsewhere. Take a look and plan your next meal!

Two Michelin star restaurants in Dubai

The biggest accolade any Michelin restaurant in Dubai has is two stars. Reserved for special occasions and blow-out dining, this culinary trio are where to head when you really want to impress.

Tresind Studio

An open kitchen with white tiled walls as seen from the dining room

What: With only 20 guests for each dinner service, Tresind Studio is a remarkably intimate affair, where chefs curate a unique, immersive chef’s table experience. Head chef Himanshu Saini is a rising star of Indian cuisine, and his dishes transform traditional Indian dishes into captivating, modern plates.
Michelin stars awarded: Tresind Studio was awarded one Michelin star in 2022 and a second Michelin Star in 2023
Where: Nakheel Mall, The Palm, Jumeirah, Dubai
Book now: Tresind Studio

Il Ristorante - Niko Romito

A smartly designed dining room with rows of tables covered in white tablecloths

What: Niko Romito’s stunning restaurant at the Bulgari Resort in Dubai is a lesson in world-class fine dining, courtesy of a master. As you’d expect from a luxury resort like this, the restaurant is sleek and modern with opulent designer interiors. Diners sit on a raised banqueting area under a dramatic black ceiling that mimics the night sky, with stunning views out across the Arabian Gulf. The food is top-notch too, with a menu that spans quality antipasti, handmade pasta and mains like braised lamb with turnip tops and aged balsamic vinegar.
Michelin stars awarded: 2022
Where: Bulgari Hotel, Jumeira Bay Island, Jumeirah, Dubai
Book now: Il Ristorante - Niko Romito

STAY by Yannick Alléno

An intricately designed open kitchen with a chef working at the counter

What: One of only a handful of chefs worldwide to have achieved Michelin’s highest rating of three stars, chef Yannick Alleno continues to impress with his Dubai restaurant STAY. The impossibly glamorous dining room (all mirrored surfaces and monochromatic colour schemes) serves as the backdrop for an enchanting menu of classic French dishes which evolve with the seasons. On warm nights, dine on the romantic outdoor terrace, which overlooks manicured gardens.
Michelin stars awarded: 2022
Where: One&Only The Palm, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Book now: STAY by Yannick Alléno

One Michelin Star restaurants in Dubai

The best thing about Michelin starred restaurants in Dubai is the sheer range of cuisines on offer, with everything from meticulously crafted dim sum through to wonderful, aromatic plates of food cooked over live fire a possibility. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or fancy booking a business lunch sure to clinch the deal, these one Michelin star restaurants in Dubai are a great place to start. Be warned though, they book up fast, so try to get a reservation in early.


A dark and moody shot of three stylish plates of food on brown crockery

What: Staking its claim as Dubai’s only all vegetarian fine-dining Indian restaurants, Avatara is one of the UAE’s most unique dining experiences. Here you’ll find tasting menus that challenge what you thought you knew about Indian food, with storytelling seamlessly interwoven throughout the menu. Examples include lentil fritters with fermented carrot and mustard water that are traditionally cooked for festive feasts.
Michelin star awarded: 2023
Where: Second Floor, Voco Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Book now: Avatara

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

A plate of duck breast from Dinner by Heston in Dubai

What: Brand new for 2023, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is one of the flagship restaurants at Atlantis The Royal hotel. Here Mr Blumenthal recreates much of what has found him fame and fortune all the way back in London. Think a menu based around historical British dishes with recipes that date back to the 1300s. Kick off with the iconic ‘meat fruit’ (chicken liver and foie gras parfait made to look like a mandarin) and finish with tipsy cake (a Victorian favourite that comes as alcohol spiked, caramel topped brioche balls with a piece of sticky pineapple on the side).
Michelin star awarded: 2023
Where: Atlantis The Royal, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah
Book now: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal


A dark background with a smartly plated dish of food in the centre, with torched sweetcorn on top

What: Moonrise is in part the catalyst for omakase dining becoming so popular in Dubai. This high-end, high-spend spot is luxury through and through, majoring in Japanese cuisine with Middle Eastern touches. Not only is the food top tier, but the views are also some of the best in the city. Here you’ll find panoramas of Dubai stretching out before you as the lights begin to twinkle on the dusky skyline. It’s a chef’s counter setup, meaning a really intimate vibe and a chance to engage with the Michelin-starred team in an up close and personal way.
Michelin star awarded: 2023
Where: Eden House, Al Satwa, Dubai
Book now: Moonrise

11 Woodfire

Bar stools at a smart bar

What: 11 Woodfire strips cooking back to basics, with dishes that celebrate the simplicity of cooking over wood fire. Using various techniques and a range of different woods, Akmal Anaur creates pared-back dishes that highlight the intense flavour that comes from primal cooking techniques. Highlights include Black Angus T-bone steak, jumbo prawns with brown butter leeks, and of course, the theatre of watching chefs cooking over live fire.
Michelin star awarded: 2022
Where: Villa 11, 75B Street, Jumeirah, Dubai
Book now: 11 Woodfire

Al Muntaha

A luxurious looking dining room in a skyscraper looking out over Dubai

What: Located on the 27th floor of the famous Burj Al Arab Hotel, Al Muntaha's high-rise panoramic views are certainly a big part of the attraction. The food is impressive too though - head chef Saverio Sbaragli trained under Alain Ducasse and worked at legendary three Michelin-starred L’Arpege in Paris before coming to Dubai. That shows in the menus here, which touch on authentic French and Italian flavours with dishes like roasted free-range poulet de Bresse with salsify, morel mushrooms and foie gras sauce, and sea bass with Jerusalem artichokes and aromatic herbs.
Michelin star awarded: 2022
Where: Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah, Dubai
Book now: Al Muntaha

Armani Ristorante

A well designed dining room with curved banquette seats and low-hanging lights

What: Part of the stunning Armani Hotel in Dubai’s Business Bay, Armani Ristorante sticks to its Italian roots by serving up luxurious, contemporary Italian fare. The menu features the likes of shrimp risotto with pesto and lemon; braised veal cheek with celeriac, caramelised onions and green peppers; and a stupendous tiramisu. Links with the world-famous Italian fashion house mean that this is a bit of a celeb-haunt too, and the interiors are pretty glamorous, even by Dubai's standards.
Michelin star awarded: 2022
Where: Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Book now: Armani Ristorante

Hakkasan Dubai

A basket of steamed dim sum in colourful wrappers

What: At this point, there’s no denying that Hakkasan is the undisputed dim sum and cocktails champion. The Dubai outpost combines the signature, incredible food and drink offering with a striking, dramatic restaurant, tucked away in the beautiful Atlantis Resort. The menu reflects Dubai’s wide spectrum food heritage with dishes like Szechuan-style Wagyu beef cheek and sweet and sour chicken with pomegranate, with wood-heavy decor and greenery that feels right at home next to the nearby grounds of the Emirates Palace.
Michelin star awarded: 2022
Where: Atlantis The Palm Hotel, The Palm, Jumeirah, Dubai
Book now: Hakkasan Dubai


A chef's table with views of Dubai

What: Perched on the fourth floor of the Bulgari Hotel, Hoseki’s sleek, monochrome interiors are a perfect match for the one-of-a-kind sushi menu served by chef Masahiro Sugiyama - a sixth-generation sushi master. This omakase dining experience is as exclusive as they come, with just nine seats available for each service. Each seat is the best seat in the house, as you’ll get to watch Masahiro-sama’s exquisite preparation of each course, in this journey through seasonal Japanese cuisine.
Michelin star awarded: 2022
Where: Bulgari Hotel, Jumeira Bay Island, Jumeirah, Dubai
Book now: Hoseki


A restaurant where one wall is an aquarium

What: One of Dubai’s most famous, and most striking restaurants, guests at Ossiano get to dine underwater, surrounded by a giant fish tank. Enticing dishes include the likes of oysters, Alaskan king crab, langoustine, poached blue lobster and black cod, while the gourmet caviar menu also features some of the best quality caviar options in the world. If you are visiting Ossiano for a special occasion, you can even arrange for one of the hotel's skilled divers to deliver a message through one of the restaurant's viewing windows.
Michelin star awarded: 2022
Where: Atlantis The Palm Hotel, The Palm, Jumeirah, Dubai
Book now: Ossiano

Tasca by Jose Avillez

A simply dressed dining room with wooden tables and chairs looking over Dubai

What: Tasca is renowned Portuguese chef José Avillez’s first international opening, following on from his lauded Michelin-starred restaurant Belcanto back home. The Tasca menu reinvents classic Portuguese dishes to great effect, and diners get spectacular views over Dubai on one side and the Arabian Gulf on the other. There’s even an infinity pool on the terrace that overlooks the glittering seas of the gulf.
Michelin star awarded: 2022
Where: Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeira 1, Dubai
Book now: Tasca by Jose Avillez

Torno Subito

A colourful  dining room looking out over the beach

What: Massimo Bottura remains perhaps the most influential chef in the world right now, so it was no surprise when his Dubai restaurant Torno Subito scooped a Michelin star at the first time of asking. Bottura’s first ever restaurant outside of his native Italy is on the beach at the Palm Jumeirah, and seeks to create the vibe of the 1960s Italian Riviera with classic dishes like calamari fritti, beef carpaccio with horseradish and artichoke crisps, and comforting pasta dishes like cacio e pepe and tagliatelle al ragu. There are spritzes and negronis galore too, and signature cocktails to cool down with.
Michelin star awarded: 2022
Where: W Dubai, The Palm, Jumeirah, Dubai
Book now: Torno Subito

Dubai restaurants with Michelin starred chefs

Aside from those restaurants that received stars in the Michelin Guide Dubai 2022, there are lots of other Michelin-starred chefs in the city, including the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Jason Atherton and Kim Joinie-Maurin. Check out the below for more Michelin-approved chef recommendations.

Hell’s Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay 

A pretty plate of food with herbs and shaved radishes

What: One of two Dubai outposts from Michelin darling Gordon Ramsay (he is one of few chefs in the world to hold three stars), Hell’s Kitchen is a fun and theatrical restaurant which takes its inspiration from Ramsay’s cult reality TV show of the same name. Found at Caesar’s Palace, the stylish dining room is punctuated by an open kitchen in the center of the space, while the menu is full of signature Ramsay dishes, including his famous beef Wellington and sticky toffee pudding.
Where: Caesar's Palace, Bluewaters Island, Dubai
Book nowHell’s Kitchen Dubai

City Social, Jason Atherton

A low lit dining room with green leather chairs

What: British chef Jason Atherton joined the impressive list of Michelin chefs operating restaurants in Dubai a few years back. He has now parted ways with City Social but it still serves a modern European menu touches on a wide range of influences - a style that has made Atherton one of the most successful chefs in the world. As the name suggests, the atmosphere is informal and encourages socialising, and City Social brings a trump card to proceedings, boasting a dazzling view of Dubai and the Marina.
Where: Grosvenor House, Al Emreef Street, Dubai Marina
Book nowCity Social

Al Mahara, Kim Joinie-Maurin 

A dining room with fish tank walls

What: Famous for the floor-to-ceiling fish tanks that line the walls of the restaurant, Al Mahara was originally overseen by British chef Nathan Outlaw, but is now headed up by two Michelin star French-Korean chef Kim Joinie-Maurin. Al Mahara’s menu is seafood focused, with excellent dishes to try including grilled tiger prawns with asparagus and lemon butter, or salt-baked whole sea bass served with warm tartare sauce, rosemary potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Where: First Floor, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah, Dubai
Book nowAl Mahara

Nobu, Nobu Matsuhisa 

A dining room packed with tables and chairs with curved walls and roof

What: Loved by celebrities and often referenced in songs and TV shows, it is no surprise that the famously glamorous Nobu decided to open an outpost in Dubai. Michelin-approved chef Nobu Matsuhisa is the man behind the menu, which features a roll call of Nobu’s Japanese-Peruvian top hits such as its yellowtail sashimi, wagyu beef tacos and of course, the iconic black cod miso. A must-visit when dining in Dubai.
Where: The Avenues, Atlantis The Palm, Jumeirah, Dubai
Book nowNobu Dubai 

Social, Heinz Beck 

A table for two set up in a pergola that's sitting out on a pontoon the middle of a swimming pool

What: World-renowned chef Heinz Beck may be German, but he has made his name in the culinary world perfecting the art of Italian cuisine. At his Dubai outpost, Social by Heinz Beck, he oversees a menu of contemporary Italian fare. Begin with the likes of slow cooked egg with black truffle and potato cream, before moving on to a pasta course of duck tortellini and finishing up with a main course such as beef tenderloin with potato salad.
Where: Waldorf Astoria, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Book nowSocial by Heinz Beck

Indego, Vineet Bhatia 

A restaurant with a black and white tile floor and upholstered red chairs

What: One of the first ever Indian chefs to be awarded a Michelin star, Indego by Vineet Bhatia (found at the Grosvenor Hotel) sets the bar for Indian fine dining in Dubai. The dining room follows a calming dark wood and cream colour scheme, with pops of colour provided by red chairs. Highlights from the menu meanwhile, include sea bass coated in a macadamia nut crust and lamb chops rubbed in Madras coffee and served on a bed of mushroom barley.
Where: Grosvenor House, Al Emreef Street, Dubai Marina, Dubai
Book nowIndego by Vineet Bhatia

Bread Street Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay 

A plate of food being prepared on a counter top

What: The second Dubai restaurant overseen by Ramsay is a sibling to the original Bread Street Kitchen site in London. Found in the world-famous Atlantis Hotel, this is a relaxed yet stylish proposition, boasting a trendy warehouse feel. The menu is full of contemporary British fare with global influences, such as roasted tomato soup with a cheese scone and beer battered fish and chips. Got some aspiring foodies in the family? Bring the kids along to the weekly Friday family brunch.
Where: Atlantis The Palm Hotel, The Palm, Jumeirah, Dubai
Book nowBread Street Kitchen

Restaurants with green Michelin stars in Dubai

Green Michelin stars were introduced a couple of years ago now across the regions Michelin work across, and award restaurants for their eco-efforts. Establishments clearly have to have good food too, but credentials like renewable power sources, sourcing ingredients locally and fastidious recycling are all considered when the inspectors are making their choice.


A chef putting food onto a plate with tweezers

What: While the modern European cooking drives most diners to Boca, it’s the restaurant's strict sustainability credentials that have helped catch the eyes of the Michelin inspectors. Here you’ll find hot and cold tapas as well as Spanish-leaning mains which range from grilled tiger prawns and chorizo on brioche through to black rice paella.
Michelin star awarded: 2023
Where: Gate Village 6, DIFC Near, towards DIFC Parking
Book now: Boca


A blue background with a plate on it covered in sand and seashells with an oyster in the middle

What: With its stunning waterfront dining room at the Jameel Arts Centre, Teible is one of those Dubai restaurants that makes you really appreciate living (or visiting) a city of so many fascinating environments. Its Green Star credentials are centred around a four-pillar value system that ticks off sustainability, seasonality, simplicity, and integrity as the restaurant's main driving forces. Food-wise, you can expect modern European cookery like beef tartare or market fish crudo with fermented tomato, mint, and jalapeno.
Michelin star awarded: 2023
Where: Teible Restaurant Jameel Arts Center, Ground Floor, Jaddaf Waterfront
Book now: Teible


A plate of cut up steak

What: Redefining what you might know about Michelin starred food, Lowe is refreshingly pared-back and offers guests food that celebrates just a handful of top-quality ingredients on each place. Simplicity isn’t at the sacrifice of style however, as the whole thing feels very swish in its design. Here you can enjoy food cooked over fire, from breakfast through to lunch and dinner. Mains include housed aged beef, with leaf and herb wraps, sumac sauce, and white kimchi (pictured above) or whole roasted Dover sole with curry leaf and caper butter vinaigrette.
Michelin star awarded: 2022
Where: KOA Canvas, Legends
Book now: Lowe

Michelin restaurants with Bib Gourmands in Dubai

Bib Gourmands are awarded to restaurants that offer good food at a good price point, giving the diner value for money. There are a few different places you can find Bib Gourmands around the city, with the full list below.

Michelin star restaurants Dubai FAQS

Does Dubai have Michelin star restaurants?

Yes, Dubai has Michelin star restaurants. In 2022, Michelin created the inaugural Michelin Guide Dubai, and awarded a number of Michelin stars as well as Bib Gourmand awards - given to restaurants that offer great food at affordable prices. The 2023 awards have already taken place, and we imagine it will be an annual May ceremony going forward.

How many Michelin star restaurants are in Dubai?

There are 14 Michelin star restaurants in Dubai in total. Nine restaurants were awarded one Michelin star and two restaurants - Il Ristorante Niko Romito and STAY by Yannick Alleno - were awarded two Michelin stars in 2022. In 2023, three more one Michelin star restaurants were awarded and Tresind Studio was upgraded from one star to two.

Are there any three Michelin starred restaurants in Dubai?

No, there are currently no three Michelin starred restaurants in Dubai.

Did anybody lose Michelin stars in 2023?

No, the Michelin guide added three new one Michelin starred restaurants to its list, bringing the total to 11. It also promoted one restaurant to having two Michelin stars. 

When were the 2023 Dubai Michelin stars announced?

The Michelin guide held its annual UAE ceremony on the 23 May 2023. This included announcing which restaurants earned a coveted new Michelin star or stars. 

The Michelin guide originated in France, so check out our pick of the best French restaurants in Dubai. Or jet on over to the nearby United Arab Emirates capital to take a look at the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi.

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