Haute Hangouts: Nobu By The Beach, Atlantis The Royal

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An airy restaurant that feels more like summer in Europe, Nobu by the Beach is Dubai’s ultimate laid-back lunch date

If you’re yet to spend a day, or a week, at this decade’s biggest (and blingest) of hotel openings then get yourself down to Nobu by the Beach at Atlantis The Royal for an easy-breezy daycation served up with a side of surprisingly good food (forget soggy salads and the usual food-as-an-afterthought that is all too often tied to pool days).

Nobu’s debut pool and beach club is a haven for relaxation, good music and some of the best sushi in town. For a truly lavish respite, book your entourage into a private pool cabana which, depending whether you’re hanging out in the lounge or cooling down in the plunge pool, boasts lush views of both The Palm and the pristine Nobu pool.

Come lunchtime, if a change of scenery is on the cards then slink on over to Nobu’s terrace where open-air dining and Japanese-inspired architecture are just as contemporary as the menu — think reimaginings of all of your Nobu favourites less the try-hard twists. Short Rib Tacos, Sea Bass Coconut Ceviche and a selection of beach salads — from Spinach And Avocado Dry Miso to Hamachi And Mango Quinoa — are best for starts, while share-style continues over to mains with Black Cod Butter Lettuce Wraps, a selection of kushiyaki or, for those who have spent their morning running laps of the pool, a heartier Nobu-style sandwich might be in order.

And for the dress code? Jewel tones, slinky summer silks and plenty of incandescents look perfect poolside, especially if you’re hanging around come sunset. Maison Michel hats will fit right in as will oversized Prada sunnies and lobe-to-shoulder earrings. This is Nobu, after all… Book now

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