Riu Hotels and Resorts and developer Nakheel have signed a business partnership agreement that will see RIU’s first hotel in Dubai become a reality in 2019.
In its strategy of expansion into the hospitality business, Nakheel is planning 10 hotels across Dubai. The first opened earlier in February, and six more have been announced or signed.
The planned RIU hotel will be located at Nakheel’s Deira Islands master development, and will be unique at the destination as, with 750 rooms, it will be the largest built there, as well as the first to offer 24-hour all-inclusive service.
Deira Islands is one of Nakheel’s large-scale coastal projects in Dubai and it will feature, in addition to hotels, the Deira Mall retail and entertainment complex, the Deira Islands Night Market with 5,300 shops, a marina and an amphitheatre seating 30,000 people.