Preparing to celebrate its sixth birthday in September, Gary Rhodes’ first Dubai restaurant joins his empire of three UK restaurants – which between them pack a total of six Michelin stars. Location: Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina.
Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire
Renowned three Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire serves up sensational French menus at Dubai’s Reflets. Location: Intercontinental Dubai Festival City.
Best known as the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star for his native cuisine, Atul Kochhar’s young venue, based in the tallest hotel in the world, impresses with gourmet cuisine from across India’s culinary map. Location: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed.
World-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa continues to redefine Japanese cuisine in Dubai with his renowned eponymous restaurant, which was co-founded in New York with Robert De Niro. Location: Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah.
Table 9 by Nick and Scott
You’ve only got a few months to visit this restaurant from Dubai’s very own celebrity chef duo. Former Gordon Ramsey protégés Nick Alvis and Scott Price took over the space occupied by their mentor’s former Verve restaurant in 2011, but recently announced they will be moving on to new ventures themselves at the end of 2013. Location: Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira.
Verre by Gordon Ramsay
Before Table 9 there was Verre. Opened at the Hilton Dubai Creek in 2001, long before Dubai’s global ascent was noticed by many of his competitors, Gordon Ramsay was one of the first celebrity chefs to set up shop here, and played a hand in putting the emirate’s culinary scene on the international map. Ramsay jumped ship in 2011, scaling back much of his international operations amidst the global financial crisis. Closed.