MICHELIN Guide Ceremony 3 minutes 04 July 2024

A New Two Star Restaurant in The MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2024

Discover all the winners from this year’s MICHELIN Guide Ceremony for Dubai.

Michelin is delighted to unveil the new selection of restaurants for The MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2024. This year’s award winners were announced at a ceremony held at One&Only One Za’abeel hotel.

The selection that makes up the third edition of the Dubai Guide includes a total of 106 restaurants. The headline news this year is the awarding of Two MICHELIN Stars to Row on 45, along with the award of One MICHELIN Star to 4 other restaurants, as well as 6 new Bib Gourmands.

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A New Two Star Restaurant


Row on 45 accomplishes the impressive feat of going straight into The Guide with Two MICHELIN Stars. Under the aegis of celebrated British chef Jason Atherton, it serves a multi-course tasting menu to just 22 guests. The name derives from an acronym of ‘Refinement of Work’ and its location on the 45th floor of the Grosvenor House hotel. The Inspectors were hugely impressed by the marriage of French techniques with Japanese ingredients such as Hokkaido scallops and Saroma wagyu to create dishes that are refined and sophisticated. The restaurant brings the total number of restaurants with Two MICHELIN Stars in Dubai to 4.

4 Restaurants Newly Awarded One MICHELIN Star

The quality and variety of Dubai’s restaurants continues to improve and develop. A further 4 new One MICHELIN Star restaurants were added to Dubai’s constellation, bringing the total number of One MICHELIN Star restaurants to 15. Once again, a number of celebrated international chefs have opened restaurants in the city.

La Dame de Pic Dubai earns One MICHELIN Star in the MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2024
La Dame de Pic Dubai earns One MICHELIN Star in the MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2024

La Dame de Pic Dubai comes from acclaimed chef consultant Anne-Sophie Pic and is her debut in Dubai. Her modern French cuisine, which sees a few subtle local influences added to her famous signature dishes, is rewarded with a MICHELIN Star.

Smoked Room is another restaurant that goes straight into The Guide with a MICHELIN Star. In 2024, chef Dani García introduced Dubai diners to this sister restaurant to his flagship in Madrid. The skill with which the kitchen uses fire and grills for the creative dishes is quite something.

Chef Tetsuya Wakuda is another famous name and he has created Sagetsu by Tetsuya. His team offers a sublime culinary experience by fusing Japanese and French culinary influences in chic surroundings and it too goes straight into The Guide with a MICHELIN Star.

Orfali Bros is run by three Syrian brothers and provides globally influenced small plates that are bold and balanced. This deservedly popular restaurant has matured and developed and, having previously received a Bib Gourmand, is now the recipient of a MICHELIN Star.

All the restaurants awarded One MICHELIN Star in the 2023 selection maintain their distinction this year, bringing the total to 4 restaurants with Two MICHELIN Stars, 15 restaurants with One MICHELIN Star and 3 with a MICHELIN Green Star.

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6 Restaurants Receive a Bib Gourmand

In addition to the new MICHELIN Stars, 6 new Bib Gourmands were announced for Dubai. Named after Bibendum, the official name of the Michelin Man, the Bib Gourmand is the award for restaurants that offer great quality, great value cooking. There are now 18 Bib Gourmand restaurants in Dubai.

Revelry earns a Bib Gourmand in the MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2024
Revelry earns a Bib Gourmand in the MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2024

DUO Gastrobar is a contemporary restaurant offering a mix of Asian and European flavours. Revelry is a little sister to avatāra which is next door; this Indian 'tapas bar' offers a mix of the traditional and the modern. Persian classics are on offer at Berenjak, a sister branch to the London original. Hoe Lee Kow is a Korean eatery specializing in barbecue and is another venture from notable local chef Reif Othman. There’s another branch of REIF Japanese Kushiyaki, this one in Dubai Hills, offering everything from kushiyaki to classics with a modern twist. Finally, the very likeable Japanese restaurant Konjiki Hototogisu, on the second floor of the Mall of the Emirates, receives a Bib Gourmand for its ramen and other favourites.

MICHELIN Special Award Winners

With its Special Awards, The MICHELIN Guide aims to highlight and celebrate the amazing diversity of the roles within the hospitality industry, as well as its most talented and inspiring professionals.


This year, the Young Chef Award goes to Jesus Lobato Suarez who, at just 30 years old, is Head Chef at Smoked Room, which has gained a MICHELIN Star for 2024. This focused young chef has a calming and relaxed demeanor. He leads from the front and has a maturity well beyond his years.

The Sommelier Award goes to Michael Mpofu, the South African Sommelier at Celebrities by Mauro Colagreco. His warm, affable and friendly approach is coupled with a clear passion for wine. Michael’s infectious and engaging style and his comprehensive knowledge puts every guest at ease and elevates every dining experience. His recommendations are always spot on!

The Service Award is given to the team at DuangDy by BO.LAN. The wonderfully warm Thai hospitality is led by General Manager Apichaya Khomson and Team Leader Veerawich (Champion) Chanthawatthamkul. The team makes a great effort to ensure everyone feels so welcome and their friendliness and warmth makes dining here a true pleasure.

The Opening of the Year for 2024 goes to The Guild. ICD Brookfield is now home to somewhere that really does offer something for everyone. From a coffee shop to a greenhouse-style meeting room, a cocktail bar to a choice of two restaurants, whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. The Guild is strikingly designed, deservedly busy, run with confidence and ability, and is a great addition to the city’s dining scene.

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The restaurants in The MICHELIN Guide Dubai are joined by the hotel selection, which is available free of charge on The MICHELIN Guide website and app. The selection showcases unique destinations both in Dubai and throughout the world. Every hotel has been chosen by The MICHELIN Guide experts for its extraordinary style, service and personality, and they can all be booked directly via The MICHELIN Guide website and app.

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