There are some stunning projects coming to the new destination over the next few weeks…

Bluewaters is the brand new destination everyone is talking about.

Located just off the edge of JBR, accessible via a pedestrian bridge from the edge of the beach, Bluewaters is already home to one open hotel Caesars Palace, beach club Cove Beach, and a second hotel, Caesars Resort, due to open next month.

But there’s still some exciting restaurants to come on the other side of the island, with panoramic Dubai Marina and JBR views. Here’s everything we know about them so far.


From the team behind the double What’s On award-winning Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, licensed seafood restaurant Alici is set to open its doors in January 2019. Inspired by Southern Italy and the Amalfi coast, the split level, 230-seater restaurant promises elevated Italian dishes, sustainably sourced seafood and spectacular Arabian Gulf views. Dishes will vary according to the season and the sea availability, with head chef Domenico Santagada creating his menus according to what the fishermen bring in every day.

Alici, Bluewaters Island, off JBR, opening January 2019.

The Selfish Bull

Little is known about The Selfish Bull, a new licensed surf and turf restaurant, opening between Alici and The London Project. Promising wood-fired steaks and seafood, the quirky branding has already got us excited. The venue will have both indoor and outdoor seating, where guests can dine on an array of dishes such as fresh oysters, crab, Canadian lobster or more meaty options such as the Tomahawk steak.

The Selfish Bull, Bluewaters Island, off JBR, opening soon.

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The London Project

We first announced the opening of Bluewaters back in August, and the stunning resto-bar is now gearing up to open at the start of December. Found right under Ain Dubai, the split level, homegrown concept is an urban jungle space is split into a ground floor restaurant and bar, inspired by ‘the form of a living tree’, and an upstairs gin garden, which is modeled on a wild, overgrown English country garden. On the menu, you’ll find modern interpretations of British and Mediterranean classics, creatively plated and designed to be shared.

The London Project, Bluewaters Island, off JBR, opening December.


Turkish steakhouse Gunaydin is a famed concept from Istanbul. As well as its Souk Al Bahar location, Gunaydin can also be found in the Dubai Mall food court. The Turkish export is famed for its kebabs (as well as a tasty steak) and serves an array of meats such as döner and lahmacun. It will open in the coming months on Bluewaters, right by Alici.

Gunaydin, Bluewaters Island, off JBR, coming soon.

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