Nobu Hospitality is expanding in the United Arab Emirates, signing a management agreement to develop the Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Residences on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah. In November 2022, Nobu confirmed its initial property in the UAE, a 165-room, suite and villa hotel on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.
Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Residences Al Marjan Island will be positioned on over 7.8 km of unspoiled beaches and stunning waterfront views of the Arabian Gulf. Nobu Hotel and Nobu Restaurant will also encompass a spa and fitness facility, swimming pools, and a Nobu beach club.
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Ras Al Khaimah is the northernmost Emirate steeped in culture and 7,000 years of history located 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport and 25 minutes from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. The Emirate is undergoing a tourism and living transformation with significant development underway.
Trevor Horwell, CEO of Nobu Hospitality said: “We are thrilled to be continuing our expansion within the UAE and the vision for Al Marjan Island and Ras Al Khaimah aligns seamlessly with the Nobu brand.
“The charm of Al Marjan Island is the ideal setting for our guests and in developing a community who are seeking an authentic destination lifestyle and living experience. We are proud to partner with Enevoria on this exciting development and look forward to introducing Nobu Al Marjan Island to guests and residents alike,” Horwell added.
Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Residences Al Marjan Island is set to open in 2026.
Lead image: Signing ceremony for Enevoria, Al Marjan, and Nobu Hospitality, from left to right: Tariq Bsharat, Director of Strategy & Business Development at Marjan; Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Founder & Partner at Nobu Hospitality; Abdulla Al Abdouli, CEO at Marjan; and Marina Rudneva, Managing Partner of Enevoria Development.