Every year Time Out’s team of reviewers dine out anonymously at hundreds of eateries – from five-star restaurants to neighbourhood cafés – around town, to create the most comprehensive set of eating out reviews Dubai has ever seen.
And every 12 months our panel of very well fed and watered expert judges sit and debate this incredible culinary scene, separating the best from the rest. The fruits of that laborious debate is the annual Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards, the definitive celebration of one of the greatest dining scenes in the world.
A true snapshot capturing the diversity of the emirate, the shortlist spreads across a total of 23 categories (with an additional two winners – Restaurant Of The Year and Outstanding Contribution - announced on the night) recognising all the major strands and genres of cuisine in the city. We also pay special attention to restaurants that go the extra mile for less, and celebrate that most Dubai of foodie past-times, brunch and afternoon tea.
One significant change this year is that we will be awarding two outlets in the Best Newcomer category, one for Casual Dining and the other for Fine Dining.
The winners will be revealed at a black tie ceremony at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai on February 29. The ceremony is open to nominees and industry professionals. If you’re interested in attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
But while you wait to hear which venues come out on top, take a good long look at the shortlist, which recognises the very best in our competitive eating out scene. Every venue that has made the cut deserves being celebrated, and in a city known for superlatives, this is one time of the year a restaurant can earn the legitimate Time Out stamp of being the best in the business.