Nakheel recently awarded a contract worth nearly AED160 million for construction of its new, 372-room at Ibn Battuta Mall. The hotel will form part of Nakheel ‘s 28,000 square metre expansion of the Ibn Battuta mall complex.
The announcement comes after Nakheel signed a management agreement with Premier Inn to run the hotel, which will be directly linked to the Dubai Metro and Ibn Battuta Mall. Premier Inn at Ibn Battuta is scheduled to open in 2016, will have a restaurant, Costa coffee shop, swimming pool and gym.
Ibn Battuta currently offers 270 shops, 50 restaurants and a 21-screen cinema. The expansion will add 150 shops to the complex. Nakheel is planning nine hotels across Dubai over the next five years.