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Dubai is a diverse city offering both delightfully contemporary and deliciously traditional foods, a veritable melting pot of Arab cuisine, drawing on traditions from diverse locations with a fusion of food that combines local flavours with American and European trends.

In Dubai, it’s clear the food industry is keeping up with the pace – not least because of the fresh wave of celebrity chefs sizing up the emirate.

Below is part one of two, of our top Celebrity chef restaurants in Dubai

  • Preparing to celebrate its seventh birthday this year is Rhodes Mezzanine, which presents British classics with French flair by celebrity Michelin Star chef Gary Rhodes. The restaurant itself is a work of modern art, daring to be different.
  • Renowned three Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire serves up sensational French menus at Dubai’s Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire. Each dish offers an expression of an ingredient and its myriad possibilities, as well as a glimpse into Gagnaire’s vivid imagination.
  • Rang Mahal is a feast for all your senses as Chef Atul Kochhar the celebrity Michelin star Chef of Benares, brings his culinary talents to the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, creating Indian Cuisine with a contemporary style.
  • 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. At Atlantis, Nobu infuses cutting edge style with Arabian influences to create a distinctly urban experience.
  • Nick Alvis and Scott Price, protégés of Gordon Ramsay, started table 9 a unique concept restaurant in Dubai that has become a platform for talented chefs to create their own bespoke dining experience. Located in the Hilton Dubai Creek, table 9 has earned a reputation for high-quality, original menus and a personalized dining experience.
  • Before Table 9 there was Verre which no longer operates. It 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.
  • Richard Sandoval opened his fine-dining Mexican concept to Dubai back in 2006, Maya . Richard Sandoval excels in interpreting the staple ingredients and cooking methods of his home country in a contemporary and innovative style.
  • Amid minimalist opulence, at award-winning Indego by Vineet Bhatia, the textures, flavours and expressive range of Indian cuisine are sumptuously brought alive. This restaurant is cherished for its exquisite contemporary combination of traditional spices and ingredients with fine-dining presentation.