The city of Dubai is undoubtedly a beautiful one, known for its glamour and expensiveness, also ranking as one of the best cities in the whole of Middle East. Filled with historic places like the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, the world’s only 7-star hotel, Burj Al Arab, one of the world’s largest mall, The Dubai Mall, and so much more; the city of Dubai has become a center of attraction for everybody in the world at the moment.
If you have a lot of dollars in the bank and you’re looking for a perfect way to spend it, Dubai is one of your go-to cities and it’s up there competing with the most of the top destinations in the world.
One of the best ways to enjoy your stay in this wonderful city is by visiting some of its Michelin-rated restaurants for fine dining. Dubai doesn’t only boast some of the world’s best structures, restaurants in the cities are top-notch; and if you ever find yourself in the city, in search of the finest spots to dine with your family, friends, or significant other, we’ve done the hard work for you.
Here are the top 10 best Michelin star restaurants you should visit in Dubai.
The award-winning Northern Chinese restaurant is one that’s known not just in the UAE, but the world generally. Owned by the Michelin-rated renowned chef, David Yeo, Hutong is one of the first Chinese restaurants ever to be awarded a Michelin star. The restaurant serves arguably the best Northern Chinese dishes in the city, including the Red Lantern and the Halibut Red Star Noodles, as well as some local dishes made for the locals.
Gate Building 6, Ground Floor
DIFC Dubai UAE
2. Ronda Locatelli
Owned by the popular chef, Giorgio Locatelli, Ronda Locatelli is one of the not-so-many Michelin-starred Italian restaurants in the city of Dubai. Ronda Locatelli serves its customers some of the best cuisines in the region, including amazing Italian cuisines and more recently, a vegan menu that’s made up of 40 dishes including pizzas, pastas, and desserts.
Atlantis, The Palm
3. Indego By Vineet
Indego By Vineet is Vineet Bhatia’s long-life dream and that dream has earned him a Michelin star, being the first Indian chef to get one for his restaurant. The Dubai spot is one of the best Indian restaurants in the city and it serves the best Indian cuisines in the city. Apart from it being the best Indian restaurant in the city, the restaurant also offers its customers affordable dishes which include Punjabi chicken tika, Tandoori smoked mustard fish, Charcoal rice pancake uttapam, and many more.
Indego By Vineet
Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina,
4. Rang Mahal
Located at the 4th level of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Rang Mahal is owned by two-Michelin-starred chef, Atul Kochar, the second which was earned in 2007 upon the opening of his other Dubai restaurant, Benares Restaurant and Bar. Rang Mahal serves modern Indian cuisines and also local dishes, making it rank as one of the top dining restaurants in the city. Translate Rang Mahal to English, and then you’ll have Palace of Colors which is indeed what the restaurant is.
Level 4, JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road,
5. STAY by Yannick Alléno
Owned by one of French’s most famous chefs, Yannick Alleno, Stay offers amazing and tasty French cuisines coupled with some Middle Eastern touches, which all make it an ideal restaurant for everyone. Meanwhile, Chef Yannick Alleno currently holds three Michelin stars which have helped built the reputation of his brand throughout the Middle East, and across the globe.
STAY by Yannick Alléno
One&Only The Palm, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah
6. Rhodes W1
This is the very first of many restaurants Chef Gary Rhodes brought into the city of Dubai and till date, it remains one of the city’s best restaurants. Located on the Mezzanine level, Tower 1, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, Rhodes W1 does not only offer some of the best French cuisines in the city but also panoramic views of the Dubai Marina because of its amazing location.
Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina
6. miX by Alain Ducasse
Located at the Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah, miX by Alain Ducasse is a late-night restaurant; one of the most classic restaurants in the city as a matter of fact. Owned by one of the world’s most decorated chefs, Alain Ducasse, miX is spread over three floors that are capable of housing up to 400 guests, including a separate bar and lounge, private chef’s table and central Faberge Egg. Meanwhile, Alain Ducasse’s great network of restaurants has earned a whopping 21 Michelin stars.
miX by Alain Ducasse
Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah
7. Marina Social
Perhaps what’s most interesting about this restaurant is its location; InterContinental Dubai Marina, one of the most talked about places in the whole of Dubai. Marina Social is handled by Michelin-starred chef, Jason Atherton and it serves arguably the best British dishes in the city. The restaurant also offers amazing view of the Marina Skyline, making the whole place picture perfect which is greatly complemented by top cuisines the restaurant serves its customers.
First Floor InterContinental Dubai Marina,
9. Torno Subito
Italian restaurant, Torno Subito, is spearheaded by the Michelin-starred Massimo Bottura and it is the chef’s first restaurant outside of Italy. The restaurant is famous in Dubai for its rich gelatos which are a very popular choice among the inhabitants of Dubai. Asides the amazing dishes the restaurant offers, it also offers amazing views of the beach which lies just ahead.
W Dubai the Palm, Palm Jumeirah,
Nobu is another super-popular fine dining restaurant in the city of Dubai and it is managed by Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa. Located on the ground level of The Avenues, Atlantis – The Palm, the interior of this restaurant is a result of exceptional creative works and it serves the best Japanese food with a little bit of South America twist.
Ground Level, The Avenues, Atlantis – The Palm