Nakheel to come up with $160m resort at Deira Islands

Dubai-based Nakheel is planning a $160 million resort with Austrian hotel giant Vienna House at Dubai’s Deira Islands. The 600-room resort, Vienna House Deira Beach, is Nakheel’s third hospitality joint venture at Deira Islands. The two companies will build a 15.3 sq km master planned waterfront city holiday complex at Deira Islands.

“We are delighted to be working with Vienna House on this unique new concept for Deira Islands. Our ongoing strategy is to being new, highly-reputable hospitality brands and concepts to Dubai as part of our commitment to supporting the government in realising its tourism vision. Vienna House at Deira Islands will be a shining example of how this strategy is coming to fruition,” said Ali Rashid Lootah, chairman of Nakheel.

Nakheel already has 1,400 rooms under way through JVs with Spain’s RIU Hotels and Resorts and Thailand’s Centara Hotels and Resorts. The company has more than 3,600 keys at Deira Islands.

“Vienna House Deira Beach will offer quality leisure experiences that are designed to offer guests authentic moments and memories. There is nothing comparable in Dubai at present. We are honoured to partner with Nakheel to create this uniquely-designed beach resort,” said Rupert Simoner, CEO of Vienna International Hotel Management.