Dubai developer Nakheel has released the construction tender for its Dhs670m RIU resort at Deira Islands.
The 800-room resort, being developed as a joint venture between Nakheel and Spanish hospitality group RIU Hotels & Resorts, is set for delivery in Q4 2019.
The mid-scale, all-inclusive beachfront resort will feature seven F&B outlets, three swimming pools, a fitness complex, children’s club and a water park.
The resort is RIU’s first property in the Middle East and one of the biggest in Dubai in terms of hotel rooms.
Nakheel’s new, 15.3 sqkm Deira Islands development is currently taking shape, with the developer having awarded over Dhs7bn worth of contracts so far.
Most recently, Nakheel awarded a Dhs4.2bn construction contract to United Engineering Construction for its mega Dhs6.1bn Deira Mall.
The mall – set to be Dubai’s biggest shopping destination in terms of retail space, is expected to be completed in 2020.
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Deira Mall will be the centrepiece of Deira Boulevard, a new Dhs5bn development with 16 residential towers, nearly 3,000 apartments and retail, restaurant and recreation space.
Together, Deira Mall and the Boulevard will have 4.5 million sq ft of shop space.
A construction tender for Deira Boulevard was released in January this year.
In terms of hotels, Nakheel has also signed a joint venture partnership with Thailand’s Centara Hotels and Resorts for another beachfront resort at Deira Islands.
Earlier this month, the developer also signed a letter of intent with Hilton for a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel and serviced apartment complex at Deira Islands.
The proposed project will be a twin tower complex with 250 hotel rooms and 200 serviced apartments. It is currently being designed, with anticipated delivery by 2020.
Deira Islands, which will add 40km of coastline, including 21km of beach, to Dubai, is expected to have a population of 250,000 when ready and create 80,000 jobs.