Nakheel plans two new hotels at Dubai retail hubs
07 August, 2016
Dubai-based master developer Nakheel has released construction tenders for new hotels at Dragon City and Ibn Battuta Mall, adding another 670 rooms to its rapidly-growing hospitality portfolio. Nakheel will build a 295-room hotel at Dragon City, home of the Dragon Mart retail and trading hub, featuring the Dragon Mart 2 shopping, dining and entertainment complex which opened in February. The developer will also create a 15-storey, 375-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall. The three-star hotels – due for completion in 2017 – complement existing hotels at the two retail hubs, where further major expansions continue. Nakheel’s 372-room Premier Inn at Ibn Battuta will open in Q4 this year. With a built-up area of over 180,000 sq ft, the new Dragon City hotel will feature a restaurant, coffee shop and gym, while the 280,000-sq-ft establishment at Ibn Battuta, located by the Metro entrance, will have an all-day restaurant, gym and pool deck.