There's no brand more synonymous with luxury than Nobu and this week, Aldar Properties has announced the prospective opening of a Nobu Abu Dhabi as well as residences and an unparalleled fine dining experience, to be housed on the pristine shores at the outstanding Mamsha Al Saadiyat beach.


If you're looking for an incredibly luxurious stay, the 5-star Nobu hotel will feature 165 guest rooms as well as the rooftop Nobu Villa, an incredible wellness and fitness centre, swimming pools to rival the best in the world. With his partners Robert De Niro and Meir Tepir, Nobu builds hotels that are beautiful and bespoke: no two are the same and we expect Nobu on Saadiyat to mirror the uncomplicated, chic design of other Nobu properties, with its own incredible flair for bringing in local accents.


Not only will you have the opportunity to experience Nobu Matsuhisha's world-renowned food and hospitality, there are 3 other restaurants in the hotel to whet your culinary appetites.


Nobu Residences will overlook, not only the beautiful Soul Beach but also the prestigious Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The residents offer a 'what more could you want?' residential experience with superb gyms, pools, a movie screening facility and play areas.

Commenting on the deal, Talal Al Dhiyebi, Group Chief Executive Officer at Aldar Properties, said, “Our partnership with Nobu is a testament to Aldar’s ability to attract international partners and demonstrates the increasing appeal of Abu Dhabi as a leading destination ... Nobu’s iconic brand, ... will not only complement our existing portfolio and offering but will also elevate Saadiyat Island’s prominence and status as a world-class leisure, residential, and cultural destination.”

Mamsha Al Saadiyat is one of Abu Dhabi's fastest growing communities and is home to many of Abu Dhabi's best restaurants including Niri, Raclette, Beirut Sur Mer and the superb casual Italian, Antonia.

The hotel and residences are set to open in 2026 - Abu Dhabi residents will await it with bated breath!

Rachael Partington