A Closer Look is The National's show where we take an in-depth look at one of the main stories of the week.
The culinary group announced the 2023 list at a press conference at Atlantis The Royal on Tuesday. This brings the number of Dubai's Michelin-starred restaurants from 11 – announced in June last year – to 14.
Abu Dhabi's new list is expected to be released later this year.
Host Sarah Forster speaks to The National's reporter Saeed Saeed – who has been lucky enough to sample the cuisine at some of these top-rated UAE restaurants – to find out more.