Minor Hotel Group (MHG) partnered with Nakheel to co-invest and develop a 500-key Avani hotel in Dubai. The property, which will open in 2018, will be located in Deira Islands, a waterfront entertainment, tourist and residential destination being developed in alignment with Dubai Vision 2020.
Comprising four islands situated adjacent to Dubai’s Deira district, Deira Islands is being master developed by Nakheel, and will have various beachfront resorts, hotels and residential communities, a shopping mall, a waterfront night market and an amphitheater able to accommodate up to 30,000 people. MHG’s new hotel will be close to Dubai International Airport, with views of the Dubai skyline and across the Arabian Gulf.
The hotel is the first of the Avani brand to be announced in the UAE. Avani was launched by MHG in 2011. The brand currently has 13 properties in operation in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zambia.