Marina And Yacht Club Brings A Touch Of Italy To Dubai

By GQ Middle East
05 February 2019
Marina And Yacht Club, The Bvlgari Resort Dubai
The Bvlgari Resort Dubai is a stunning addition to the city's dining and entertainment scene

It might be only a few minutes from the centre of Dubai, but it may as well be on a Mediterranean coast.

Recalling an Italian coastal harbor village with its unique nautical theme, welcome to Bvlgari’s first-ever Marina and Yacht Club.

Even in a city as renowned for its luxury as Dubai is, the The Bvlgari Resort Dubai - located just two minutes from Jumeirah Beach Road on the mainland and connected by a 300m bridge - is a stunning addition to the dining and entertainment scene.

The Marina's peaceful harbour can host up to 50 boats at Jumeira Bay exclusive island. Visitors can enjoy the stunning resort by taking a stroll along the promenade to the Yacht Club, which is perfectly positioned for sailing off into the Arabian Gulf.

Bvlgari’s first marina is divided into four sections of boat decks; from 10m to 40m berths; and the services include onboard dining and spa treatments upon request, club cars, a 24-hour dock service, housekeeping and ice delivery. The bay is also authorised as a super yacht anchorage with tender services to the Bvlgari Marina.

Meanwhile the Yacht Club overlooks the harbour Marina and features the Yacht Club restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a pool bar and kids’ club (The Little Gems Club).

It is characterised throughout by a vintage nautical theme, a hideaway where staff serve guests in vintage naval-inspired uniforms with a custom-designed chinaware collection by renowned Italian firm Richard Ginori.

The restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, serves Italian seafood dishes, with favourites such as Maltagliati with red mullet ragout and Cerignola olives or grilled Maine lobster. Surrounded by vintage photos of celebrities at the seaside or aboard Riva yachts, and overlooking the marina and Dubai's unmistakable skyline, it is the perfect venue for a timeless Italian dining experience.

The Members Lounge features include a sailboat-timber walkway, chrome ‘guardrail’ parapets and cream-leather seats, making it ideal for lounging time while on terra firma.

Patrons can also enjoy their time in the club’s library where they will find a range of books from classics to photo stories of the Bvlgari history.

Finally, the Yacht Club pool, open from 9am to 7pm, is a destination in itself. With The Little Gems Kids’ Club  and kids' pool, visitors will find this a peaceful escape just minutes from the city.

With cabanas and sun beds for rent and an extensive pool bar menu, this offers a destination within a destination, made for long days basking in the sun.