Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants returns to Abu Dhabi


It’s the second time and takes place on 27 January 2023.

And it’s back… on a silver platter.

That’s right, Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants is returning to the capital on 27 January 2023.

It’s no surprise to those of us who know that the capital is a food-fan’s dream and therefore the perfect location to showcase the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Making its debut first time around at the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers in 2022, the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants is set to feature world class chef appearances, thought-provoking discussions centred om local gastronomy and a star-studded awards ceremony when chefs, restaurateurs, media and gourmets will gather once again in the UAE capital to celebrate and showcase culinary talent from all over the region in a series of events that will be held from 27 January through to 1 February, with the gala awards ceremony itself taking place on Monday, 30 January.



The inaugural list of MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants, announced in February 2022, highlighted the diversity and richness of the region’s gastronomy, featuring restaurants from 14 cities, with Dubai’s independently owned 3 Fils taking the coveted title of The Best Restaurant in the Middle East & North Africa.

“We are so excited to be returning to the UAE capital for the second edition of the MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in partnership with our destination host, DCT Abu Dhabi, says William Drew, Director of Content for 50 Best.

“The launch event and ranking celebrated the immense culinary talent in the Middle East and North Africa in a way that had never been done before in this region. We look forward to highlighting

the work of more restaurants and hospitality teams through the second edition of the awards, along with an expanded 50 Best event programme, inspiring people from around the world to travel, explore and seek out new culinary adventures.”

Highlights from the programme in Abu Dhabi will include the thought-leadership forum #50BestTalks and an extensive series of 50 Best Signature Sessions: collaborative dining events featuring leading chefs from across the world, as well as the best regional talent.

It has yet to announce where this mega gourmand evet will be held.  As soon as we know, we’ll let you know.

Image source MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants

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