Michelin Guide Abu Dhabi to launch in 2022

Michelin Guide Abu Dhabi to launch in 2022

The UAE will get its second Michelin Guide in November, following the launch of the Dubai edition in June

Michelin has announced the launch of its second guide in the Middle East, which will be revealed in November 2022. 

The Michelin Guide Abu Dhabi follows the launch of the Michelin Guide Dubai, which took place in June 2022.

This will be the 41st destination covered by the Michelin Guide globally and the selection will be made according to the same methodology applied all over the world by Michelin inspectors, based on five criteria:

  • the quality of the ingredients
  • the mastery of cooking
  • the harmony of flavours
  • the personality of the chef through the cuisine
  • the consistency both over time and across the entire menu

These are applied to all the selected restaurants in order to help gastronomes from around the world make an informed choice from among high-quality options.

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His Excellency Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry,  director general for Tourism at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “Abu Dhabi offers an incredibly rich and diverse culinary scene, representing flavours from around the world. Therefore, we are proud and excited to discover the first edition of Michelin Guide Abu Dhabi this November, which will strengthen our growing reputation as an emerging centre of culinary excellence.”

Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides, added: “The MICHELIN Guide inspectors have been working in Abu Dhabi for some time now, discovering and enjoying the rich and varied cuisines that the city has to offer, from creative dishes to more traditional cuisines of the region. The inspectors have relished the diversity and quality of all that the gastronomy of Abu Dhabi has revealed, and they can’t wait to share their discoveries with our community of international gourmets.” 

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