Nobu Hospitality to launch hotel and residences on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island

Nobu Hospitality to launch hotel and residences on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island

The project is set to launch in 2026

Nobu Hospitality has entered into an agreement with Aldar Properties to develop a five-star hotel, branded residences and a fine-dining restaurant at Abu Dhabi’s Mamsha Al Saadiyat.

Expected to open in 2026, the hotel will feature 165 guest rooms and suites, including a rooftop Nobu Villa.

Once completed, the project will feature four food and beverage outlets including the first Nobu restaurant in Abu Dhabi. In addition, facilities will include a wellness and fitness centre, swimming pools and event and conference facilities.

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Nobu Hospitality’s first branded Nobu Residences in the Middle East and the second worldwide will be situated alongside the hotel and will offer luxury living spaces with sea views. 

Nobu Residences will feature raised gardens overlooking the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, a fully equipped gym, movie screening room, swimming pools, indoor and outdoor play areas and exclusive access to a lounge where residents and their guests can socialise.

Aldar Properties group CEO Talal Al Dhiyebi 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 for international investors and visitors – to be home to the second Nobu Residences worldwide and the first in the Middle East clearly demonstrates this.

“Nobu’s iconic brand, synonymous with luxury and F&B expertise, 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.”

He added: “The new project activates Aldar’s existing prime landbank in Mamsha Al Saadiyat and will bolster our portfolio of high-quality and recurring income-generating properties across residential, and hospitality and leisure segments.”


Nobu Hospitality CEO Trevor Horwell said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with such a highly recognised company as Aldar, one of the most prominent real estate developers in the region, who share our vision for creating remarkable destination projects and lifestyle experiences.

“This is an exciting time for Saadiyat Island, which has become one of the world’s most desirable leisure destinations, and we look forward to offering our Nobu guests access to its incredible landscapes, cuisine, and culture.”

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