The first-ever Michelin Guide Abu Dhabi will debut this November
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The first-ever Michelin Guide Abu Dhabi will debut this November

The first-ever Michelin Guide Abu Dhabi will debut this November

Abu Dhabi becomes the 41st destination globally for the Michelin Guide to be present in

Zubina Ahmed
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The reputed Michelin Guide is set to debut in Abu Dhabi this November, making its the second destination across the Middle East.

The Michelin Guide will unveil its first-ever restaurant selection for Abu Dhabi, making the city its 41st destination globally. The prestigious guide comes to the UAE capital, just five months after it was unveiled in Dubai.

Also read: The first-ever Michelin Guide Dubai will debut this June

On June 21, the inaugural Michelin Guide Dubai 2022 was revealed with 11 Michelin-starred and 14 Bib Gourmand restaurants. The selection included 69 restaurants, serving 21 types of cuisine. Two restaurants received two Michelin Stars, nine restaurants received one Michelin Star, and 14 eateries were named Bib Gourmand restaurants.

Read: Revealed: Dubai’s first Michelin-starred restaurants

Abu Dhabi offers an incredibly rich and diverse culinary scene, representing flavours from all around the world.

Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides, said: 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 and cosmopolite dishes to more traditional cuisines of the region, like Middle Eastern, Lebanese, and of course Emirati.

“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,” he added.

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,” added Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, director general for Tourism at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. “By sharing Abu Dhabi with the world this way, we can also introduce an array of inspiring, exciting and restoring experiences that visitors can find at their own pace.”

The Michelin Guide assigns Michelin stars to restaurants that meet the inspector’s stringent evaluation criteria. One Michelin Star is awarded to restaurants for “high quality cooking that is worth a stop”; two Michelin Stars for “excellent cooking that is worth a detour”; and three Michelin Stars for “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey.” The inspectors base their decisions on five criterias, including the quality of the ingredients, the mastery of cooking, the harmony of flavours, the personality of the chef through the cuisine and the consistency both over time and across the entire menu.

The list of restaurants that will make the cut will be made available on Michelin Guide’s digital platforms.

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