Published on : Monday, July 30, 2018
UAE-based developer Nakheel and leading Thai hotel group Centara Hotels & Resorts entered an AED500 million joint venture with a construction contract worth AED290.5 million for building a 601-room beachfront resort at Dubai’s Deira Islands.
Parkway International Contracting LLC has been entrusted the task of constructing Centara Deira Islands Beach Resort Dubai, Centara’s first in the UAE, and it is set to open in Q4 2020. This resort is a new hospitality concept for Dubai, and is expected to boost the emirate’s four-star accommodation, the fastest-growing segment in 2017, along with meeting government tourism goals.
The contract was signed in Dubai on Thursday at a ceremony led by Nakheel’s chairman, Ali Rashid Lootah, and Suparat Chirathivat, executive vice president, corporate development, central group, the parent company of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
Mobilization will begin immediately, and construction is set to complete in Q4 2020.
Located on a beachfront spot in Nakheel’s Deira Islands, the resort will be managed by Centara, who has built around 60 hotels and resorts in Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East.
There would be a water park, multiple restaurants, kids’ club, spa, fitness centre, and business facilities in the resort. The 601 sea-view and city-facing rooms will have a range of categories, highlighting family-sized accommodation. 114 rooms are specifically designed for families, covering 450 sq. ft. There are also rooms for people with special needs, standard rooms, deluxe rooms, suites, and 1,200 sq. ft. duplexes.
The resort in Deira Islands is expected to transform old Dubai into a world-class hub for retail, tourism, living, and leisure, and will add 40 kms, including 21 kms of beach, to Dubai’s coastline. The coastal city is expected to have a population of 250,000 and generate 80,000 jobs.