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A Michelin Guide To Dubai
Dine at Dubai’s best fine-dining restaurants

A world-famous culinary hotspot, Dubai is home to brilliant restaurants helmed by acclaimed chefs and award-winning gourmet concepts. The scope of high-end dining on offer is enormous, so it’s only a matter of time before the city’s restaurants claim a spot in the prestigious Michelin Guide. Want the know the last word in fine-dining? Here’s our guide on where to go for the best meals in Dubai.

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La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison

A name whispered in awe by gourmands in the city, La Petite Maison at Dubai International Financial Centre remains a firm favourite. Setting the mood with slick marble, bright artwork and welcoming vibe, LPM (as its fans fondly call it) impresses on every level. The Niçoise restaurant, which also has locations in London and Miami, presents fine French Mediterranean cuisine. Try signatures such as the creamy burrata salad, roast baby chicken marinated in lemon, and roasted rib of beef to taste the difference at this Dubai culinary gem.
Known for: French classics in an elegant setting

   Gate Village 8, Dubai International Financial Centre
  +971 4 439 0505

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Coya

Coya

Every once in a while, a restaurant comes along and exceeds every expectation – Coya is one of them. One of London’s most popular restaurants, Coya opened in Dubai in 2014, instantly making its mark on the city’s culinary scene with its inspired Peruvian plates. Think refreshing ceviches, delightful tiraditos and flavour-packed anticuchos. Nestled in the Restaurant Village by Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Coya presents flavour-packed Peruvian cuisine in a stunning setting, complemented by slick service.
Known for: Refreshing Peruvian cuisine and buzzing atmosphere

   Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 2
  +971 4 316 9600

folly by Nick and Scott

folly by Nick & Scott

Homegrown heroes in Dubai’s culinary scene, chefs Nick Alvis and Scott Price are not afraid to innovate. The former Gordon Ramsay protégés’ first-ever venture – folly by Nick & Scott – is helping to put Dubai on the world foodie map. Folly at Souk Madinat Jumeirah has it all including waterway views, expansive terraces and a menu of contemporary dishes that champion creativity, such as the lamb saddle with whipped pine nuts and salsa, and monkfish cheeks with paprika and lemon.
Known for: A local take on modern European fare

   Souk Madinat Jumeirah

  +971 4 430 8535

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Nobu

Nobu

The talented Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa continues to earn praise for his restaurant in Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm. From the brilliant decor and friendly service to the contemporary Japanese menu with its South American twist, it’s all a vibrant showcase of creativity. As expected, the sushi served at Nobu is in a league above ordinary, while the black cod with yuzu miso is utterly addictive.
Known for: Japanese food with a South American twist

   Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
  +971 4 426 2000

Zuma

Zuma

With locations in the world’s most exciting destinations, including Miami, London and New York, Zuma is right at home in vibrant Dubai. Inspired by nature’s elements, the setting is chic granite counters and rusted-steel walls. Whether you take a seat at the private dining area, sushi and robata counter or main restaurant, Zuma does not disappoint. The menu has it all, from small plates such as salmon and tuna tartare with sevruga caviar, to signature dishes including seabass with yuzu, truffle oil and salmon roe. You’ll soon be back for more. Known for: World-famous sushi in a chic setting

   Gate Village 6, Dubai International Financial Centre
  +971 4 425 5660

Marina Social

Marina Social

Marina Social has a lot going for it – an expansive terrace overlooking Dubai Marina’s sleek skyline and a buzzing vibe complemented by friendly service. However, it’s the no-fuss British-Mediterranean menu by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton that has everyone coming back for more. There are plenty of surprises along the way with dishes such as the unexpected English breakfast tea and toast, super fresh salad of snow peas and the foie gras ‘Social dog’.
Known for: Quintessential British-Mediterranean classics in Dubai Marina

   InterContinental Dubai Marina, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street
  +971 4 446 6664

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Social by Heinz Beck

Social by Heinz Beck

Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck has pulled out all the stops at Social. Nestled in the chic Waldorf Astoria at Palm Jumeirah, the tables are pristine, service on point and food, superbly sublime. Try the fettuccine with black truffle, salt-baked seabass and the signature raspberries 1.1 dessert. Every dish is an ode to Italian elegance. If you’re not sure what to order, the tasting menu is a great choice, showcasing Social’s greatest hits in a culinary adventure that you’ll never want to end.
Known for: Contemporary Italian cuisine on the Palm

   Waldorf Astoria Dubai, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah
  +971 4 818 2222

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