Resort Guide: Banyan Tree, Dubai, UAE

Resort Guide: Banyan Tree, Dubai, UAE

This gem of a hotel serves as a serene escape on Dubai's Bluewaters Island

Key selling points for agents: 

  • Sought-after location on Bluewaters Island, home to the Ain Dubai observation wheel
  • 178 rooms and suites, 96 apartments and one villa
  • 500-metre fully-serviced private beach 
  • Three outdoor pools 

  • Seven dining experiences, including TakaHisa, undoubtedly one of the best Japanese restaurants in Dubai 
  • Banyan Tree Spa treatments

Operating since December 2023, Banyan Tree Dubai brings the brand's elevated Asian hospitality to Dubai. Within walking distance of several restaurants and bars, Banyan Tree Dubai is poised alongside 500 metres of pristine private beach on Bluewaters Island, overlooking the Arabian Gulf. The hotel adds to the area's tourist attractions, which include Ain Dubai observation wheel and waxwork museum Madame Tussauds.

Bliss, Serenity and Harmony are fitting titles for the room categories. The 178 elegantly appointed rooms and suites blend natural materials with a touch of contemporary Asian flair. Ranging in size from 54 square metres to 315 square metres, all rooms have balconies, ocean views and Banyan Tree amenities in marble-clad bathrooms. Its signature four-bedroom villa comes with an impressive 4,465 square metres of luxury space, as well as its own pool and private beach access.

Food and Drink
Tempting menus await at each of the hotel’s seven distinctive restaurants. Of note is the authentic Japanese omakase dining at TakaHisa. Its unforgettable blend of premium sushi and the world’s best wagyu beef has made it the talk of the city's culinary scene. 

Expect a creative culinary twist at Demon Duck. Here celebrity chef, Alvin Leung, takes inspiration from the rich culinary tradition of China and across Asia. The roast duck is a sensation.

Offering an extensive list of the Caribbean’s finest spirits and curated cigar collection, Havana Social Club serves as the perfect hideout to relax, unwind or dance.

Meanwhile, head to The Shack, the poolside bar for Mediterranean tapas; sip rare teas at the Japanese tea lounge Tocha; and for a French Mediterranean concept the relaxed poolside eatery Alizee hits the spot.

In addition to three outdoor swimming pools, the resort offers a top-of-the-range fitness centre; a beauty salon with luxury aesthetic treatments and the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, where seasoned therapists perform personalised holistic treatments in an oceanfront setting.

At Banyan Tree Gallery, guests get the opportunity to purchase all manner of natural bath and body products, aromatherapy oils and burners and exquisite handicrafts made by local artisans.

For guests combining business and pleasure, the hotel has three meeting rooms, a business centre and a 750-square-metre ballroom with capacity for 500 guests.

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