After 14 years of residence in The Avenues at Atlantis, The Palm, Nobu Matsuhisa’s globally renowned Nobu will celebrate its 15th year in Dubai in an iconic-new space within the crown of the destination resort. Taking the space formally home to The Royal Bridge Suite, the 22nd floor will be completely transformed to house a brand-new Nobu, complete with an updated menu, a Nobu lounge and bar, and an expansive terrace offering incredible views over the Palm Island and Arabian Gulf.
Set to open mid-January 2023, upon arrival, guests will be whisked up to the new Nobu Dubai via a private elevator off the main lobby before being greeted by the echoing sounds of the chefs shouting in true Nobu fashion ‘irasshaimase’ (translating to ‘welcome to the restaurant’ in Japanese). Taking guests on a curated Nobu journey, the evening will begin at the sophisticated central Nobu bar and lounge, where diners can enjoy an array of pre-dinner cocktails and small bites set to the soundtrack of a resident DJ.
Guests can then choose to sit at one of five dining areas, including the main dining room, an exclusive 13-seat sushi bar or within a VIP booth with front-row seats to the bustling kitchen. The new Nobu will also feature a beautifully appointed and expansive Palm terrace, featuring a bar and lounge area, coupled with an unparalleled 22nd floor view of the Palm Island and the glittering skyline of Dubai. Diners looking for a little more privacy can also opt for one of six private dining rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling vistas over the Arabian Gulf and will seat up to twelve guests per room.
For those looking for an after-dinner experience, guests can dance the night away in Nobu’s exclusive late-night lounge and from 10:30pm-2:00am every Friday and Saturday, the restaurant transitions into Nobu After Hours, offering an elevated social dining experience and energetic vibe featuring a stellar collective of female DJs, dancing and a late-night menu. The place to see and be seen each weekend, Nobu After Hours will be positioned as the pinnacle of Dubai’s luxury nightlife scene. Additional activations will include a daily Nobu business lunch and a Saturday brunch.
In recent years, Atlantis, The Palm has built an outstanding reputation as the region’s leading culinary destination. Having won several Michelin stars and Gault&Millau toques over 2022 and welcoming some of the world’s leading chefs for culinary collaborations across Ossiano and Hakkasan, the resort is a global leader in the culinary space. In Q4, 2023, one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, Björn Frantzén will introduce two new concepts to the space formally housing Nobu in The Avenues, including Studio Frantzén, as well as a fine dining concept and the sibling to both three-Michelin star restaurants, Frantzén in Stockholm and Zén in Singapore.
Along with Bjorn Frantzén, in 2023, Atlantis Dubai will also welcome world-class concepts from José Andrés, Costas Spiliadis, Ariana Bundy and Heston Blumenthal, who will bring his Michelin star concept Dinner to Dubai, along with a debut bar concept called Resonance. In addition, Nobu Restaurant Group will introduce a second venue in Q1, 2023, located at the world’s most anticipated ultra-luxury experiential resort, Atlantis The Royal. Nobu by the Beach is set to change the face of Dubai’s beach and pool club scene, blending modern cool luxury and minimalistic Japanese traditions into a one-of-a-kind pool and beach club experience, Nobu by the Beach is slated to become the cities’ most stylish location to see and be seen.
Timothy Kelly, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Atlantis Dubai, comments “Nobu Restaurant Group is an incredibly valued partner for Atlantis. Having opened at the resort in 2008, the brand has established itself consistently as the authority on Japanese cuisine in Dubai and we look forward to evolving this offering into a brand-new space and what will be, one of the most stylish and spectacular dining and entertainment locations in Dubai. The place to see and be seen, the new Nobu Dubai is another phenomenal addition to Atlantis Dubai’s world-class culinary and entertainment offering, which is unrivalled to any other destination in the world”
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa remarks, “After 14 years of success with Atlantis in Dubai I am so excited to take the next step forward with our new Nobu restaurant. We have a great team in Dubai who have worked with me for many years, so I know that every guest who visits us will have an amazing Nobu experience.”