Headed To Dubai? Check Out These Michelin-Starred Restaurants

If you’re mulling over your next big holiday destination, Dubai should make it to the top-running! Not just because of the tall skyscrapers, longest mountains, gorgeous desserts and thriving fashion scene but also because it is undoubtedly the world’s top culinary destination with no less than 14 Michelin-starred restaurants. 

Be it world-class sushi, delicate and fresh Mediterranean seafood selection or classic European and Middle-east menus, Dubai’s culinary hotspots have it all. Here are some of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Dubai


Situated on the private pier of Jumeirah Al Qasr in Dubai, this restaurant is a stunning overwater location that provides a backdrop for a luxurious dining experience. Pierchic focuses on serving high-quality seafood dishes with a contemporary twist. Guests can sample the flavours of the sea while enjoying panoramic views of the Dubai coastline. Signature dishes by chef Beatrice Segoni include Carotine (tenderloin with parsnip, date chutney and baby carrots) and the Italian speciality seafood soup from Marche, named Brodetto. 


Zuma is Dubai’s go-to destination for sushi. Located in the heart of the city in the international financial centre, it’s a contemporary Japanese izakaya-style restaurant, famed for its sushi and robata grill. This Michelin-starred venue is celebrated for its well-executed dishes curated by executive chef Pawl Kazanowski, like the Miso Black Cod which takes three days to prepare with the signature marinade, and the Salt Grilled Seabass with Burnt Tomato and Ginger Relish.

L'Olivo (at Al Mahara)

Led by Chef Andrea Migliaccio from the only two-Michelin star restaurant in Capri, Ristorante L’Olivo offers an exquisite selection of Mediterranean seafood, with a focus on seasonal produce. One of the main highlights of the restaurant is its white truffle tasting menu that lines up Grilled Scallops with White Truffle, White Truffle Tagliolini with Red Prawns, and Pumpkin Risotto infused with White Truffle. This limited-time menu homages the essence of the Alba white truffle


Nobu, located in the luxurious Atlantis, The Palm resort, is a world-renowned Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant. Founded by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, this Michelin-starred establishment combines traditional Japanese flavours with Peruvian influences, resulting in a unique and memorable dining experience. Nobu's signature dishes, such as Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Jalapeño, have garnered a global following.

Social by Heinz Beck

Nestled within the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Social by Heinz Beck is the brainchild of renowned three-Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck. Known for his innovative approach to modern European cuisine, Chef Beck brings his culinary expertise to Dubai. The restaurant offers a refined dining experience with a menu featuring dishes that showcase the chef's commitment to quality and creativity.

La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison, located in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), is a Michelin-starred French-Mediterranean restaurant. Embodying the spirit of a classic French bistro, La Petite Maison focuses on using fresh, seasonal ingredients to create simple yet flavorful dishes. The restaurant's chic and vibrant atmosphere complements its menu, making it a favourite for those seeking a taste of the Mediterranean in Dubai.


Hakkasan, situated in the iconic Atlantis, The Palm resort, is an award-winning Michelin-starred restaurant known for its modern Cantonese cuisine. The restaurant's elegant interiors and ambient lighting create a sophisticated atmosphere. Hakkasan's menu features a variety of dim sum, seafood, and signature dishes which are famed for meticulous detailing. The restaurant also has a vibrant bar area, making it a popular destination for both dining and nightlife.


Ossiano, located within Atlantis, The Palm, is an underwater fine-dining restaurant led by chef Gregoire Berger, and was listed on the list of World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year. The restaurant is known for its seafood-focused menu, including delicacies like caviar, lobster, and oysters. The seating at Ossiano is quite theatrical, as stingrays and sharks swim past your table, on the other side of the glass, of course. 


Marea, an Italian seafood restaurant located in major cities worldwide, has earned a Michelin star for its Dubai outpost. Located in the heart of DIFC, Marea brings the flavours of the Amalfi Coast to Dubai. The restaurant's menu features a variety of seafood dishes, pasta, and delectable desserts. Marea's chic and contemporary ambience complements its commitment to delivering an exceptional dining experience.

Enigma by Chef Massimo Bottura

Enigma, located in the Palazzo Versace Dubai, is a unique dining concept showcasing Chef Massimo Bottura's culinary mastery, the mind behind the three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana in Italy. Enigma operates with a rotational concept and invites acclaimed guest chefs to take over the kitchen for specific periods, so they can bring their expertise to the line-up. The restaurant is known for its Persian selection and signatures include Iranian caviar, Kabab Sultani, Masto Laboo and Khoresht Gheime