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Tenders out for two Nakheel hotels

September 2016

Dubai developer Nakheel has released construction tenders for new hotels at Dragon City and Ibn Battuta Mall, adding another 670 rooms to its hospitality portfolio.

Nakheel will build a 295-room hotel at Dragon City, home of the world-famous Dragon Mart, featuring the one-million-sq-ft Dragon Mart 2 shopping, dining and entertainment complex, which opened in February.

The developer will also build a 15-storey, 375-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall, where a 300,000-sq-ft extension opened in May.

The three-star hotels – due for completion in 2017 – complement existing hotels at the two retail hubs, where further major expansions continue. Nakheel opened a 251-room Accor-operated ibis Styles hotel at Dragon Mart 2 in February, while its 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 hotel at Ibn Battuta will have an all-day restaurant, gym and pool deck.

The Dragon City expansion comprises a 2.2 million-sq-ft retail component, two residential towers containing 1,120 apartments and a multi-storey car-park.  

Ibn Battuta’s 4.7 million-sq-ft expansion features a one-million-sq-ft mall, a new cinema complex and a multi-storey car-park (see also Contractors).

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