Bab Al Nojoum Hudayriyat Villas – Staycation Review

Exactly as the name says, this is your own private doorway that takes you directly to the stars!

Nestled discreetly on the tranquil shores of Hudayriyat Island, Bab Al Nojoom Hudayriyat Villas emerges as a haven of unparalleled luxury in Abu Dhabi. With its striking resemblance to a lavish Maldivian retreat, this newly unveiled gem stands as a testament to opulence and serenity.

Stepping through the grand entrance, one is transported to a realm of lavish indulgence. There is a warm and cheerful greeting, welcome drinks are served and we are introduced to Mohammed Salah the resort manager who gives us a guided tour of the property explaining all the amazing features with suggestions on what to do over our stay.

Just behind the lobby is La Coccina the resorts all day dining restaurant that is absolutely amazing, superbly styled with seating on one side the expansive, well stocked bar on the other and a patio that runs the length of the restaurant facing the beach, its quiet a breathtaking sight!

The pièce de resistance? A collection of over water villas on stilts in the Arabian Gulf and a line of sea-view villas along the beach, each boasting its private infinity pool overlooking the pristine private beach.

The Villas

There are two disctinctly different styles of villas on offer, the water villas built on stilts along a jetty that runs into the water and the sea view villas along the beach.

The water villas have a modern boxy, industrial look in white and brown colors, the brown part is a series of slats that actually are privacy shields on both sides of the infinity pool that each villa has offering you compet privacy along with the absolutely gorgeous views across the water form the pool

Across from the water villas, lining the beach are the seas view villas, steeped in traditional local architecture, offering a seamless fusion of understated luxury and modern comforts. The expansive living area, flanked by bedrooms on either side ands a glass front at the back that offers enchanting vistas of the pool and beyond.

But it’s not just the aesthetics that leave a lasting impression. The attention to detail extends to the plush beds adorned with heavenly pillows and mattresses, beckoning guests to surrender to blissful slumber. And let’s not forget the allure of the private cabana by your pool, where one can while away the hours in tranquil solitude, rejuvenating both body and soul.

The Dining

Of course, no luxury retreat is complete without a culinary journey to tantalize the taste buds. Enter La Cocinna, a culinary oasis where food that’s even better than any Michelin-starred venue await.

From succulent Wagyu beef to meticulously dry aged Irish TBone steaks, each dish is a masterpiece in presentation and flavor. And the ambience? Simply ethereal, with indoor and outdoor seating options, complemented by an exquisite bar manned by a skilled mixologist.

La Cocinna, is special and deserves its own detailed review, watch this space to read about their stunning Wagyu steaks, lamb chops and more.

The Activities

The Bab Al Nojoom Hudayriyat Villas offers a plethora of activities to cater to every guest’s desire for adventure and relaxation. Whether you seek the thrill of water sports or the tranquility of a leisurely cycle ride, this resort has something for everyone.

Guests enjoy free access to all the attractions and activities at the Bab Al Nojoum Hudayriyat Camp right next door, their restaurant, 28 Degrees is a superb option to spend your evenings people watching while enjoying the happy hour offers.

You can embark on exciting boating adventures, exploring the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf, or glide along the coastline with kayaking excursions. For those with a passion for sports, access to 321 Sports ensures endless opportunities for active pursuits, from tennis to beach volleyball.

Meanwhile, the scenic cycle track invites guests to pedal their way through the island’s picturesque landscapes, soaking in the stunning views at their own pace. With an array of activities to choose from, Bab Al Nojoom Hudayriyat Villas promises a vacation filled with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories.

The Verdict

In essence, Bab Al Nojoom Hudayriyat Villas isn’t just a place to stay; it’s an experience to savour—a symphony of luxury, hospitality, and unparalleled beauty hidden in plain sight in the heart of Abu Dhabi!

Yet, amidst all the grandeur, it’s the personalized touches that truly elevate the experience. A handwritten welcome postcard from the esteemed GM, Mr. Hazem, sets the tone for a truly unforgettable stay and kudos to the resort manager, Mohammed Salah, and his dedicated team, who spared no effort in ensuring every moment was nothing short of magical.

We can’t end without mentioning the young mixologist and budding sommelier, Pratham, who’s charming smile, expertly mixed drinks and engaging conversations were enjoyed along with the excellent services of Asmaan, our server whose invaluable guidance helped us understand and enjoy the food much more.

Here’s to a great future and many more enchanting escapes in the embrace of this mesmerizing oasis.

The Details

The Bab Al Nojoum Hudayriyat Villas are located in a discreet area nestled along the islands western shores. Contact details are below.

EMAIL [email protected] or [email protected]
PHONE +971 2 691 0222

ADDRESS – Bab Al Nojoum Hudayriyat, Hudayriyat Mar Vista, Hudayriyat Island,
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Back Story

Brought to us by the Abu Dhabi based property developer, Modon, Bab al Nojoum, which means, door to the stars, are their series of themed luxury resorts and destinations they refer to as stories and eash one is spectacular.

Bab al Nojoum Hudayriyat being the beach side story which then moves to Al Mugheirah area where Bab Al Nojoum Al Mugheirah Resort sits within the nature reserve of Al Mugheirah Bay and the story moves deep into the deserts of the empthy quarter to the stunnig Bab al Nojoum Bateen Liwa Resort, stay tuned for reviews across these as well.

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