Pierre’s Bistro & Bar

For Pierre Gagnaire, this is his second act in Dubai. A reinvention upon his return to the city that once lauded and loved him. His previous restaurant, Reflets, ran from 2008 until it’s closure in 2016 and was the Gallic temple of fine-dining, regarded by many as the best restaurant in the city. But times…

The meal deal

Dubai has become one of the world’s best cities for fine dining. So how did this happen, and can the city sustain this huge boom in high-end restaurants? In many ways, Dubai is comparable to Las Vegas. While neither had a long history of fine dining, both were desert towns pushing for tourism and the…

Hakkasan

50 Best Restaurants in the Middle East 2013

The 50 eateries, listed in order and working up to the best, that have wowed us over the past 12 months. 50. Marzano It’s on this list purely for the incredible pizza, and because we ordered from here more than anywhere else in 2012. Pretty much everything else here is a bit ho-hum, but when…