Avani Deira hotel. Avani Deira hotel.

 A new 372-room Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai hotel, set to open in 2019, will be located next to the recently opened Ibn Battuta metro link, according to local media.

The 18-storey property will have a pool, a spa, a gym, an all-day dining restaurant, a coffee shop and car parking.

The new opening jopins the Avani Deira Dubai as the brand’s second Dubai-based property.

Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said: “Today marks yet another key milestone in our commitment to enhancing and diversifying Dubai’s hotel offering by bringing new, reputable international hospitality brands to the emirate in line with the government’s vision. We are delighted to welcome Minor and the Avani brand to Ibn Battuta Mall, which, with over 20 million visitors a year, is one of Dubai’s leading tourist destinations.”

The hotel will also be connected to the Ibn Battuta shopping mall.

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