Welcome to the first edition of Icons of Dubai, the guide dedicated to recognising outstanding restaurants across the Emirate that have become iconic over time because of their consistent, high-quality and reliable offering.

Dubai’s F&B scene is a fierce market, with the city witnessing the open and closure of many restaurants on a regular basis – only the strong survive, and only the very strong withstand the test of time.

Icons of Dubai celebrates the achievements and longevity of restaurants that continue to offer culinary and service excellence to residents and tourists alike, and also act as a reminder that shiny new outlets aren’t the only options out there when looking for somewhere to dine.

Inside we also recognise the brilliant teams behind each outlet, who have been an infallible driving force behind the restaurants, year after year.

I hope this booklet brings inspiration when you’re next looking for a place to share an exceptional dining experience with family and friends.

Here’s to another decade of creating memories in special outlets across Dubai...

Sophie McCarrick