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Dubai restaurants to become first in Middle East to get Michelin ratings

The 2020's Michelin Red Guide, the oldest European hotels and restaurants reference guide is pictured, on January 21 , 2020, in Paris. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP) (Photo by JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images)
The 2020's Michelin Red Guide, the oldest European hotels and restaurants reference guide is pictured, on January 21 , 2020, in Paris. [JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images]

Michelin said, on Tuesday, that Dubai will become the first destination in the Middle East to join the restaurant selection of its world-famous Michelin Guide, Reuters reports.

"Our team of inspectors is already in the field, in order to prepare the first selection of restaurants, which will be revealed in June," Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides, said in a statement.

"We will be showcasing the best of Dubai's gastronomy, to reflect not just the sophistication that the city is famed for, but also the wide diversity of cuisines that the city's location and history provide."

Besides the coveted star ratings, the selection will also include the popular Bib Gourmand category, a distinction awarded to establishments that provide value-for-money three-course meals.

The Michelin Guide, developed at the beginning of the 20th century by French tyre maker, Michelin, as a handy glovebox companion when on the road, is one of the world's most influential rankings for restaurants and hotels.

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