As the legendary Las Vegas hotel brand Caesars brings its signature glitz and glamour to Dubai, our experts take a look at what’s in store for guests at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai. Appropriately situated on the lavish new man-made Bluewaters Island and linked to beautiful Jumeirah beach, the new resort development offers two distinct hotels, private sands, iconic American service, endless entertainment and a branch of Gordon Ramsay’s show-stopping Hell’s Kitchen restaurant, all within view of Ain Dubai, the emirate’s very own record-breaking observation wheel.
Caesars Bluewaters Dubai
Dubai’s newest island oasis Bluewaters brings legendary US hospitality to the UAE’s hottest beach destination with the creation of Caesars’ first non-gaming beachfront resorts. Stitched into the seaward side of the island with acres of palm-bedecked gardens and golden sands, Caesars has debuted not one, but two fresh hotels – the brand’s premium offering Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai and the family-friendly Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai.
Packed with stellar restaurants and bars, a roster of world-class entertainment and a choice of adults-only sanctuaries and family pools, Caesars Bluewaters Dubai is fast-becoming the top place to stay in Dubai, while Bluewaters Island itself is brimming with fancy facilities and fun thrills to fulfil your finest holiday fantasies.
Bluewaters, location, location, location…
Bluewaters Island did not exist at all before it was dreamed up by ambitious architects and urban developers at Meraas, which is also responsible for many other successful Dubai landmarks and districts including City Walk, The Beach, Pearl Jumeirah, Jumeirah Bay, Al Seef and La Mer. Constructed as a family tourism destination from scratch, the man-made marvel rises from the crystal waters of the Arabian Gulf offshore from popular Jumeirah Beach. Carefully crafted as a hub for entertainment and relaxation, Caesars Bluewaters Dubai fits perfectly into the mould with two distinct resort offerings and private residences facing an exclusive slice of golden sand.
While there’s road access onto the island via a causeway, the island’s pedestrianised perimeter is laced with stone pathways winding along the beachside and seafront commercial district, with a footbridge linking the island to smart waterside development Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR).
Bluewaters Island extensive waterside shopping and eating district contains around 150 retail and dining outlets, including an Arabian souk, live entertainment with seating areas, benches and snack carts dotted about the waterside. Eating out is a big deal in Dubai, and the new development has given Dubai’s burgeoning food scene a boost with a bevy of new dining destinations including new Italian Amalfi Coast-inspired eatery Alici, which follows the success of sister-restaurant Il Borro Tuscan Bistro in Jumeirah Al Naseem.
The district is particularly atmospheric at sunset when a metal canopy of twinkling lights slowly sparks to life. The island’s skyline is dominated by Ain Dubai – an observation wheel even bigger than the iconic London Eye. In fact, at 250 metres tall it is the largest in the world, adding to Dubai’s wealth of record-breaking attractions. Looking out from the raised waterside leading to Ain Dubai, yachts whiten the aquamarine channel between Bluewaters and the mainland, while the seaward side of the island is given over to a magnificent swathe of golden beach stroked by gentle waves.
The secluded offshore location is perfect for a beach holiday, yet Bluewaters has bagged a central spot in a city that is literally expanding by the day. Dubai’s highlights, iconic buildings and supermalls are all close by – as one guest put it:
"The location is easy, which is a big thing in Dubai."
It connects seamlessly into the surrounding road and transport network, with Damac Metro Station (M1) less than a 10-minute walk away.
According to Bob Morse, President of Hospitality at Caesars Entertainment, Bluewaters and the US brand are a perfect fit:
"Bluewaters Island is a truly unique space where guests will find that our offerings are synonymous with the quality hospitality, dining, spa and entertainment experiences that have helped establish Caesars as one of the most respected and recognizable brands in the hospitality industry."
Two resorts, one fine stay
Inspired by the grandeur and decadence of ancient Rome, Caesars meshes well with Dubai’s luxury outlook and the flashy desert city location resembles the brand’s spiritual home in the Nevada desert. But while the classic Caesars’ emblems are present, the Dubai incarnation does not have a casino in sight and blends with a very modern beachside aesthetic to feel more like a glamorous Italian sanctuary than a Hollywood film-set.
Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai
Split into two hotels, the resorts share the classic Caesars ambience with guests able to tailor their stays to their individual needs. The brand’s premium offering, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, features 194 luxurious ocean-facing suites, often with a hearty breakfast at Gordon Ramsay’s on-site restaurant Hell’s Kitchen included in the room rate. A grand Romanesque pool overlooked by a stone statue of Caesar forms the centrepiece of the seaside gardens, with access to the private Cove Beach Club and unimpeded sea views for all guests.
The hotel is also connected to The Beach at JBR, where guests can enjoy all the signature elements of the Caesars Palace experience when they want a change of scenery. Relaxation and indulgence were keystones of life in ancient Rome, and as such Caesars boasts the large full-service Qua Spa – the award-winning wellness concept exported from Las Vegas that brings ancient Roman spa rituals to the UAE for the first time.
Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai
Sitting alongside Caesars Palace, families looking for sheer indulgence, island seclusion and a fully packed roster of entertainment for all ages will love Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai. The 301-room resort is more family-orientated than the Palace, with two outdoor pools – one family-friendly and one for adults only – plus access to superlative facilities on a gorgeous private beach. For water babies, Laguna Waterpark is absolute heaven with a waterslide complex and a surf simulator.
Childcare is a priority here with a kids club for young "Gladiators" (aged 3-7) and another for older "Centurions" (aged up to 12) plus a teen club "Roam" helping junior guests make the most of the resort experience. Indoor educational play area Mattel Playtown is a magnet for kids, with play areas, activities and live shows featuring their favourite cartoon characters such as Fireman Sam, Barney and Bob the Builder. Beyond the kids’ clubs and play spaces, the tropical Green Planet bio-dome crowned by the world’s largest indoor tree is fascinating for adults and kids alike.
At your service
By their nature, most five-star hotels have decent service, but the Vegas brand prides itself on being the best, and it certainly knows how to spoil its guests to make everyone feel "like a Caesar". As the brand’s first non-gaming hotel, the focus is solely on high-end hospitality with a strong dose of fun and wonder to remind everyone not to take life too seriously.
From the pool staff replenishing ice buckets and offering gifts of fresh fruit, to the warm welcome and fond farewell, the ethos to treat every guest like a Roman emperor really holds true. Take it from Beverly Hills resident Deborah:
"Every corner of the hotel wants to make you happy. The beach team were incredible, as well as every restaurant in the hotel."
But while brilliant service is a hallmark of Caesars, so is epic entertainment, with some of the most famous faces in the world appearing live on its Las Vegas stage over the past 50 years. Guests will not be disappointed with its Dubai branch either, where a domed 500-seater venue The Rotunda features an electrifying roster of legendary headliners, trendsetting theatre acts, mind-blowing magicians, and hilarious comedians.
Dubai’s food scene has been blossoming for some time now, with branches of the world’s best restaurants, trendy cafes, gourmet Middle Eastern cooking and brunch extravaganzas all finding a firm foothold in the city. Dedicated local foodies and a steady stream of well-heeled travellers at top hotels keep business buoyant encouraging more celebrity chefs and Michelin stars than ever to join the culinary fold. Step forward Gordon Ramsay, whose name already graces the fantastic Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.
The multi-Michelin-star celebrity chef’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant has found its second home at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, serving up the same combination of show-stopping theatre and world-class cooking to much acclaim. The experiential destination restaurant is already becoming a must-see city attraction for tourists and residents alike. Guests can also select from a variety of high-end dining outlets throughout the resort.
Among six restaurants and bars at Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai, one highlight has to be the Bacchanal Buffet, also recreated from its original Las Vegas home. The original was named the best buffet restaurant in Las Vegas twice by USA Today and its lavish approach to dining is set to become the stuff of Dubai legend where Friday brunch is a weekly highlight. With open kitchens serving everything from prime rib, chilled crab legs and oysters to handmade dim sum and baked-to-order soufflés, Bacchanal’s approach is pure indulgence.
Of course beyond the breakfast buffet and flashy restaurants, there are plenty of other irresistible flavours to try in the resort from patisserie The Piazza to the fusion of Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine served up at Cleo’s Table.
All you need to know about Caesars Bluewaters Dubai
Where is Caesars Bluewaters Dubai located?
Caesars Bluewaters Dubai is located on Bluewaters Island, a new offshore development opposite Jumeirah Beach with easy access to the city via a short causeway. Guests are within easy reach of Dubai’s most popular attractions including Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, and under 30 minutes’ drive from Dubai International Airport (DXB).
How is the service?
Expect five-star American-style hospitality where nothing is too much bother. Caesars’ staff are known for their high-quality personalised service, and little extras and warm greetings are par for the course.
How many restaurants are in the resort?
In total there are 12 restaurants and bars within Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, most notably Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen. Bluewaters Island itself has dozens of restaurants to choose from.
What is there to do in the resort?
Guests can be as active as they like. Aside from lounging on ample pool terraces, taking a dip in the water and soaking in the sunshine on the golden sands, there are water sports available on the beach including kayaking, paddle boarding and jet skiing, as well as the luxury Cove Beach club. Children will enjoy Laguna Waterpark and the Green Planet bio-dome, while adults should not miss an indulgent trip to the Roman Qua Spa. Meals become an occasion at the resort’s various fine restaurants, and followed by a show at The Rotunda, guests will feel like they have had a proper night out without even leaving the resort.
What is nearby?
Bluewaters entertainment and shopping district and Ain Dubai observation wheel are a stone’s throw from the resort, while Jumeirah Beach is linked to the island via a walkway. From the island, guests can be in the centre of the city with its iconic skyscrapers and supermalls within minutes.
Holiday like an emperor at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai
Caesars has crafted a luxury beach retreat within easy reach of the big city combining that legendary Las Vegas luxe and glamour with Dubai’s five-star seaside sophistication. Whether you are looking for a family getaway, a romantic retreat or just some fun in the sun, you will be hard pressed to find a better base in Dubai.
To learn more about this dazzling beach destination, speak to one of our resident Dubai experts, who will guide you through the hotel and destination specifics to ensure you have an unforgettable trip to the UAE. When you book today, you can take advantage of our super low deposits from just £99 per person and we will even send you a complimentary face mask. Simply call 020 7749 9276 to talk to a Kenwood Travel consultant.