Luxury resort Atlantis Dubai dominates second edition of Dubai’s Michelin Guide with several awards and recognitions. Within barely four months of its debut, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at Atlantis received its first star, and Hakkasan Dubai and Grégoire Berger’s Ossiano both retained their stars for an additional year.
According to the press statement by Atlantis The Royal, Dubai, three restaurants in the region’s top culinary destination received one Michelin star with the publication of Dubai’s second Michelin Guide, and three of Michelin’s five “Special Awards” were given to restaurants at the Atlantis Dubai.
The statement says that alongside the Michelin stars, three of Michelin’s five ‘Special Awards ’were bestowed upon Atlantis Dubai restaurants, including Ariana Bundy’s, Ariana’s Persian Kitchen, which took home the debut award of Opening of the Year, Arturo Scarmadella, Head Sommelier of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, received the Sommelier Award, and La Mar by Gastón Acurio, General Manager, Tomislav Lokvicic was awarded the Service of the Year Award.
“For Atlantis Dubai to be home to three Michelin stars, three Michelin Special Awards and five guide inclusions all under one roof allows our guests from all over the world to enjoy the world’s finest cuisines in one destination executed on the highest level. When guests dine with us, they can expect more than just a meal – they embark on a journey of taste and we hope that when they finish, they leave transformed,” says Timothy Kelly, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Atlantis Resorts.
In addition, five restaurants from across the culinary destination received honourable mentions in the 2023 guide, including Ariana’s Persian Kitchen, Jaleo by José Andrés, La Mar by Gastón Acurio, and Estiatorio Milos, all of which are housed within the recently opened Atlantis The Royal. Nobu Dubai also kept its mention from the 2022 guide, adds the statement.
“In February 2023, we introduced Atlantis The Royal to the world, and in only four months, five of its restaurants have either achieved a star or made the Michelin Guide. This is quite simply an exemplary achievement, and we look forward to continuing our culinary journey and our goal to establish Atlantis Dubai as the destination with the most Michelin stars in the world,” adds Kelly.
Helmed by Chef Tom Allen, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal opened at Atlantis The Royal just four months ago. Alongside one Michelin Star in 2023, Head Sommelier, Arturo Scarmadella took home Michelin’s Sommelier Award for his hand-selected and diverse wine list of over 900 references. In addition, in May 2023, Dinner by Heston
Blumenthal took home International Brand of the Year and Wine Offering of the Year at the region’s 2023 Gault&Millau Guide, says the statement.