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Aldar & Nobu to launch luxury hotel and residencies in Abu Dhabi

Article-Aldar & Nobu to launch luxury hotel and residencies in Abu Dhabi

Aldar & Nobu to launch luxury hotel and residencies, Nobu, in Abu Dhabi
The world-renowned Nobu restaurant brand and now growing hospitality brand are bringing a stand-out hotel and residential experience to Saadiyat island.

UAE real estate developer, Aldar Properties, and premium hospitality brand, Nobu Hospitality, are partnering on an exciting new Nobu-branded project in Abu Dhabi. The partnership involves the launch of a Nobu-branded residence and a luxury five-star hotel. This comes with a fine dining experience to solidify Aldar’s Mamsha Al Saadiyat development on Saadiyat island.


The 5-star hotel, to be built by Aldar, will include 165 luxury guest rooms and suites. This also includes the breathtaking Nobu Villa situated on the roof.

The glamorous hotel, scheduled to open in 2026, will provide tourists and guests access to Mamsha Beach and its vibrant seaside promenade. Along with four dining options, including the first Nobu restaurant in Abu Dhabi, the building will also have a health and fitness centre, swimming pools, and sizable event and conference facilities.

Also, the proposed development, located next to the hotel, will feature the second Nobu Residencies in the world and the first in the Middle East. This will provide luxurious multi-bedroom residencies with expansive sea views. A world-class level of service, bespoke amenities, and exclusive social events will make the Nobu Residencies one of the most highly desirable locations in the area. Some of the many facilities include a cinema room, swimming pools, exclusive lounges, and indoor and outdoor play areas. These in addition to a world-class gym and a raised garden that overlooks the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi offer a standout experience for all residents.


Alongside the partnership between Aldar and Nobu, partnerships between luxury brands and real estate developers are overall becoming increasingly popular in the UAE and wider MENA region. A recent partnership between Binghatti and Jacob & Co, but also a collaboration between Dar Al Arkan and Pagani are other examples of this. So, the Nobu residencies and hotel is in a strong position to capitalise on this rising trend.


The Nobu hotel and luxury residencies are also located in a prime real estate area, Saadiyat Island. This island is a prominent tourist, commercial, residential, and cultural hub. The world's largest concentration of cultural attractions is available on the island. This includes the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Natural History Museum, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and the Zayed National Museum. But also, Saadiyat island is blessed by majestic free-roaming gazelles, white-sand beaches, and the critically endangered Hawksbill turtles.

Saadiyat island’s expansive length of pristine white beaches and protected coastline also provide visitors and locals with a relaxing experience. There is even the opportunity to play a round of golf on the prestigious waterside golf course. 

Photo Credit: Nobu Hotels
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