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Riu Dubai has opened at Deira Islands in Dubai

Riu Dubai has opened at Deira Islands in Dubai, adding a new dimension to the hospitality offering in the emirate.

An 800-room joint venture between local developer Nakheel and RIU Hotels & Resorts of Spain, the property becomes the first four-star, 24-hour all-inclusive beachfront resort in the destination.

It is also the first hospitality joint venture for the Dubai-based company.

Riu Dubai has 800 rooms and suites, most with a sea view, and an abundance of dining and leisure facilities.

There are ten food and beverage outlets, a splash park, five swimming pools, water sports, a fitness centre, beauty salon and children’s club.

Mohammed Al-Shaibani, chairman of Nakheel, said: “Nakheel has a long, successful history of creating and delivering a diverse range of tourism and leisure projects in line with government goals, and I am delighted to see our first hospitality joint venture come to fruition.

“The opening of Riu Dubai is a key milestone for Nakheel, Deira Islands and Dubai, and underlines our commitment to partnering with reputable, international brands to bring new and unique tourism concepts to the emirate.”

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The opening of Riu Dubai coincides with the start of peak travel and events period in the United Arab Emirates, which includes the festive season and the world-famous Dubai Shopping Festival.

Luis Riu, chief executive of RIU Hotels & Resorts, said: “The opening of the hotel Riu Dubai is a major milestone in our hotel chain’s international expansion, because this is our first hotel in the Middle East.

“This is a unique opportunity to offer all our experience with the 24-hour all-inclusive product – so popular among our European and American customers – in a completely new destination.

“We undertook this enterprise with Nakheel, the best partner you could imagine thanks to its extensive experience in master developments and large-scale destination projects, and its firm commitment to Dubai’s tourism sector.

“We are confident that Riu Dubai will be a huge success among our traditional European customers and those who will get to experience our brand for the first time.”

Deira Islands is a 15 square kilometre waterfront city which has added 40 kilometres of coastline to Dubai.

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