Dubai has been selected by the MICHELIN Guide to be the latest addition to the 35 culinary destinations across North America, South America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Home to thousands of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines from fine dining to street food, headed by talented international and homegrown chefs, the MICHELIN Guide Dubai will provide a fresh perspective and new insights into the diversity, creativity and multicultural nature of Dubai’s culinary offering – one that is drawn from traditional Emirati cuisine, as well as from the cuisines of more than 200 other nationalities living in the city.
Dubai welcomed 7.28 million international overnight visitors in 2021 representing 32% YoY growth, establishing a momentous marker in the global tourism recovery, setting the city firmly on course to achieve sustainable growth on its way to becoming the world’s most visited destination. These figures underline the resilience and resurgence of the city’s travel and tourism sector. With culinary tourism – travelling to explore different destinations’ food culture and heritage – on the rise, the launch of the MICHELIN Guide Dubai this year will be a catalyst to position Dubai as the destination of choice for foodies and gourmets seeking authentic culinary experiences across all tastes and budgets.