Dubai Municipality announces new restaurant rating system

Restaurants will be able to apply to be assessed from January to April 2022 

Dubai Municipality is to launch the Dubai Star restaurant rating system next year.

The Dubai government body made the announcement at the 15th Dubai International Food Safety Conference at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The star-based system will rate restaurants based on their implementation of health and safety measures as well as their implementation of sustainable food practices. Restaurants will also be assessed on their efforts in helping the UAE achieve its food security goals.

The first rating of its kind, the Dubai Star initiative aims to encourage chefs and restaurateurs to think about the impact their food will have not only on their customers but also on global food security as a whole.


Participating restaurants will be evaluated by a diverse team of experts including food safety professionals, senior chefs and those involved in the field of sustainability.

Three stars will be awarded to restaurants that earn a score of 95% or more, two stars to restaurants that achieve a 94%-90% score and one star to those graded 84%-89%. The restaurants and their respective ratings will be revealed at the next session of the Food Safety Conference, which will be held in November 2022.

More information about how exactly restaurants will be rated will be announced in the coming months.

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