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Discover seven award-winning reasons to visit Bulgari Resort Dubai

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  • By Francesca Brooking
  • Published 13 January 2023

Since opening its doors in 2017, Bulgari Resort Dubai has taken the world of luxury travel by storm. In 2022 alone it swept up 11 awards, securing its place among the hottest new resorts to watch. And it’s only just getting started. 

Here, pushing the boundaries of innovation are a standard, all with the utmost quality that’s become symbolic of the Bulgari brand. 

Discover experiential fine dining, world-class facilities and sustainability initiatives that have got the attention of the most prestigious awards in the world. Here’s what makes your stay award-winning at Bulgari Resort Dubai. 

Instant relaxation with the best spa design

The look and feel of the spa are almost as important as the treatments therein. A five-star spa should make you feel instantly relaxed and at ease to prepare your mind and body for a good dose of transformative pampering. 

The Bulgari Spa does it so well that in 2022 it won the FACT Dubai award for the best designed spa in the city. Run by FACT Magazine, the annual ceremony chooses winners based on public votes and critics’ opinions. 

It comes as no surprise that the Bulgari Spa took home the design award. Spanning 1,700 square metres, it’s a luxury Italian-style masterpiece that exudes glamour from the moment you step inside. 

Discover Bulgari’s Mediterranean roots in the vitality pool inspired by Caracalla Roman baths. Sink into pure bliss in the high-end hammam or get your heart pumping at the state-of-the-art Fitness Centre complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. 

The Bulgari Spa

The Bulgari Spa

Adventurous cocktails at the fiftieth best bar

If you’re keen to drink at the very best bars in the world, the prestigious World’s 50 Best Bars list is your go-to. And now you can rest assured that Bulgari Resorts Dubai is among the crème de la crème of hospitality. Its bar has jumped up eight places to take that much-coveted fiftieth spot for the first time. 

Sharing the space with Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, the Bulgari Bar has finessed its award-winning luxury. Custom-designed chandeliers hang in the shape of the Bulgari logo while large floor-to-ceiling windows reveal Dubai’s glamorous marina. 

From the moment you arrive, you can sense the theatre behind the mixology. At its oval shaped Portoro black marble bar, you’ll find bartenders at work, helmed by the moustachioed bar director Dario Shiavoni. 

The cocktail menu is inspired by flowers, using natural ingredients to give you a dazzling selection of flavour combinations. 

Twists on classics are a standard and we recommend trying some of its more unusual offerings such as Not A Paloma with Los Siete Misterios mezcal, lime, sumac and tamarind soda. 

The Bulgari Bar

The Bulgari Bar
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Traditional Italian cuisine worthy of two Michelin stars

Il Ristorante - Niko Romito has taken the hospitality world by storm by securing not one but two Michelin stars in 2022. It’s also a One Torque winner of Gault & Millau, for its memorable dining experience and exceptional staff. 

Its recent awards shower can be attributed to its celebration of its rich Italian heritage, both in design and menu. Here, dining is a seamless experience where smart and stylish tables offer views of the Arabian Gulf. 

Overhead, a black ceiling lit up by twinkling lights make you feel like you’re dining under the stars. It’s the perfect setting in which to fall in love, and with the food you certainly will. 

The menu has been expertly crafted by the Michelin starred Italian chef, Niko Romito. Expect a dazzling blend of modern concepts and traditional classics that will transport your taste buds to the Mediterranean. You’ll be pinching yourself in disbelief throughout your dinner. 

Il Ristorante - Niko Romito

Il Ristorante - Niko Romito

A Japanese culinary journey like no other

It’s not just a taste of Italy that Bulgari Resort Dubai excels at. Hōseki is a Japanese dining destination that should be at the top of your Dubai bucket list, let alone the resort. 

In fact, last year it won a whole host of prestigious awards including one Michelin star, two Gault & Millau Torques and 44th place in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Middle East and North Africa 2022. 

This unique experience has just nine seats and follows the traditional dining method, Omakase which translates to ‘I leave to you.’ Diners here relinquish their palate to the whims of the chef.
Don’t worry, your taste buds are in the expert hands of Chef Masahiro Sugiyama, who will base his courses on your preferences. No two dishes are the same but each one is made from the freshest, fine quality ingredients. 

Enjoy this journey through traditional Japanese gastronomy with views of the glittering Dubai skyline. For groups, there’s also a private dining room that seats 12 guests. 



A world-class marina for yacht charters

It’s no secret that Bulgari Dubai is a must-visit for sailing enthusiasts thanks to its world-class luxury Marina and Yacht Club with its own exclusive private beach. 

As if you didn’t need another reason to visit this ultimate yachting address, the Bulgari Marina has been awarded the Gold Anchor accreditation by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) and the Marina Industries Association (MIA), confirming its place among the best in the world. 

So, what can you expect from an award-winning marina? Tucked beside a 46-boat harbour, the Marina offers a secluded modern haven encircled by a lamplit promenade. 

Luxury yacht services available include a 24-hour specialised deckhand assistance, yacht maintenance and superyacht anchorage services. What’s more, guests can enjoy VIP parking, laundry services, and marina concierge assistance. 

For a little added pampering, on-board dining, hairstyling and spa treatments are available upon request. Plus, if you’re just stopping by you can make use of the free berthing for four hours when you use one of the resort’s dining outlets (for DP registered boats only). 

Il Caffè terrace overlooking the Marina

Il Caffè terrace overlooking the Marina

Certified sustainability and charity programs

Bulgari Resort Dubai proves that five-star luxury can be sustainable-minded. At a time when environmental impact is on all our minds, Bulgari has stepped up. In 2022, its Dubai resort was awarded the coveted Green Key certification. 

Specialising in the hospitality industry, Green Key operates in 60 countries worldwide and has a strict set of environmental standards that all certified establishments must meet. Bulgari Resort Dubai has a sustainability program that uses a multi-layered approach to cover three key areas – ecological, financial, and social wellbeing. 

The multi-layered approach can be seen in the resort’s energy-saving measures incorporated into its building design, plastic-free amenities, solar-heating, a wide range of vegetarian options and no endangered fish on the menu. 

On top of that Bulgari Resort Dubai gets involved with clothes donations alongside beach clean-ups and desert restoration. In fact, one key project is Give a ‘Ghaf - Heritage Forest’ which works to restore the UAE’s national tree, the Ghaf in Al Wadi Nature Reserve. 

On a wider scale, the Bulgari brand is a long-standing partner of Save the Children. It’s helped the charity carry out 122 projects in 36 countries so far. In November 2022, the Dubai resort’s Il Ristorante - Niko Romito hosted a charity evening for the B for Beirut initiative to help children after the Beirut explosion. 

Bulgari Beach Villa

Bulgari Beach Villa

Verified five-star luxury

As you can see, Bulgari Resort Dubai is an award-winning jewel of the UAE, but don’t just take our word for it. 

Its last but by no means least accreditation of 2022 is the Five Stars awarded by Forbes Travel Guide. Forbes is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas. 

Its highly trained inspectors evaluate and verify luxury establishments against up to 900 objective criteria. Its Five-Star award is only given to the most outstanding and often iconic properties that have the highest level of services and facilities. 

With a buzzing gastronomic scene, a world-class bar, outstanding facilities and sustainable initiatives to match, it’s easy to see why Bulgari Resort Dubai takes the top score. 

Superior Room

Superior Room

Since opening its doors in 2017, Bulgari Resort Dubai has set a new standard for luxury that’s got the world’s best hospitality accreditors watching. And with 11 awards under its belt in 2022, we’re excited to see where it goes next.

Call our personal travel managers today and book your award-winning trip to Bulgari Resort Dubai. 

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