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Nobu Residences, Abu Dhabi’s most exclusive address

Nobu Residences stands as a beacon of extravagance, innovation, and strategic collaboration

Nobu Residences, Abu Dhabi’s most exclusive address

Nobu Hospitality has partnered with Aldar Properties to introduce the first Nobu-branded residences in the Middle East, and the second globally, signalling their expansion in the region, and it has been gaining all the right kind of attention since its launch in 2022.

Aldar recently sold the most expensive apartment in Abu Dhabi for $37 million (AED 137 million) at Nobu Residences on Saadiyat Island, setting a record price per square metre of over $26,143 (AED 96,000). This sale highlights a strong demand for luxury living in the UAE capital, with another sky villa selling for $35 million (AED 130 million) at the same development.

Commenting on the record transaction, Talal Al Dhiyebi, Group Chief Executive Officer at Aldar, mentions, “This milestone transaction at Nobu Residences not only sets a new benchmark for residential property in Abu Dhabi but also underscores the maturity of the real estate market. Year on year, we are seeing healthy increases in both, the volume and value of homes purchased, driven by supportive government policies and initiatives that have increased the attractiveness of Abu Dhabi as a place where people want to live, and see real investment opportunities. We expect this trend to continue as we bring some of the UAE’s most luxurious lifestyle concepts to life on Saadiyat Island and across Abu Dhabi’s prime locations.”

A fusion of elegance and functionality

Scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2027, Nobu Residences will offer one-to-three-bedroom apartments, penthouses, lofts, and sky villas, along with a 125-key hotel, a Nobu restaurant, and a rooftop bar. It will be one of the first branded residences by Nobu in the Middle East, combining Japanese design and hospitality with modern luxury for an exceptional living experience. Situated near Saadiyat Grove and Mamsha Al Saadiyat, residents can enjoy a sophisticated waterfront promenade with over 60,000 square metres of high-end shopping, dining, and hospitality options within walking distance.

“The Nobu Residences in Abu Dhabi will embody the pinnacle of a new era in luxurious lifestyle living,” adds Trevor Horwell, CEO of Nobu Hospitality. “As we embark on this remarkable journey, introducing these residences to Abu Dhabi, we are not merely constructing homes; we are crafting a lifestyle masterpiece, the Nobu way.”

Residents of this luxurious development will enjoy a variety of amenities such as a private grand lobby lounge, hi-tech gym, steam room, sauna, outdoor pool with cabanas, BBQ area, private dining room, chef’s kitchen, treatment rooms, children’s play area, cinema room, Zen Garden, yoga space, beach access, and access to F&B venues including the Nobu Restaurant.

The penthouses and sky villas at Nobu Residences will offer an elevated living experience with personalised services, and world-class amenities. Overlooking Saadiyat Beach, these residences will mirror the internationally renowned Nobu experience. Homeowners have the option to select luxury finishes inspired by contemporary Emirati and modern Japanese architecture for their units, which have been designed by global interior design consultancy Studio PCH.

The penthouse occupies a whole floor and features a private elevator, a large terrace, and a private pool with views of the Guggenheim Museum and Grove Boulevard. Residents can enjoy their wellness retreat and fitness studio, creating a serene living space.

Nobu’s curated residences blend ancient traditions of hospitality with modern design. The one-to-three-bedroom residences, two-bedroom lofts, and four-bedroom sky villas and penthouses are designed with natural textures and colours, reflecting Nobu’s signature minimalism. These spaces are a sanctuary for the senses, offering a contemporary and serene atmosphere for a holistic living experience.

Nobu Residences: Value for money

The exclusive Nobu brand and prime location on Saadiyat Island contribute to the high valuation of the residences. The Cultural District, with its major museums like the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, is nearing completion, making properties in the area highly desirable. The iconic Louvre in Abu Dhabi already attracts thousands of visitors each year, and with new dining and hospitality concepts on the horizon, Saadiyat Island is emerging as one of the world’s top destinations.

Abu Dhabi’s appeal as a desirable place to live and invest is growing, thanks to factors such as a transparent and business-friendly environment, abundant entertainment options, beachside living on natural islands, and the 10-year Golden Visa programme.

Rashed Al Omaira, Acting Director General at Abu Dhabi Real Estate Centre, states that the new record reaffirms the Emirate’s solid growth as a preferred place to live, work, and invest. “By steadily expanding new horizons, our mission remains to develop outstanding residential projects that incorporate the unique and diverse cultural ambience of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, concurrently positioning it as an exceptional destination at the heart of the real estate market worldwide for living and investment,” he concludes.