Nakheel has opened the AED 90 million International City Pavilion, a new shopping and dining hub with 24 shops, restaurants and services.
Located next to Nakheel’s new Warsan Village community in Dubai’s International City, it is the latest in the developer’s AED 16 billion retail expansion, that will bring 17 million ft2 of new shop space to Dubai.
McDdonalds, Gloria Jeans, KFC and Baskin Robbins are some of the food and beverage outlets that form part of International City Pavilion’s 82,000 ft2 of leasing space, 70,000 ft2 of which is now open, with the rest undergoing fit out.
Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said: “We are committed to enhancing our communities with services and facilities that people want and need. International City Pavilion is a new venue that meets the everyday requirements of this vibrant, every popular community by providing a convenient place to shop, dine and socialise. Meanwhile, for those looking for specialist shops or a wider choice of restaurants or entertainment, there are over 1,000 just around the corner at the recently-opened Dragon Mart 2.”
A Union Coop is the anchor store and the retail hub also features an Aster Specialist Medical Centre and a host of household-name outlets such as Magrabi, Aster Pharmacy, Etisalat and Adidas.
There are also plans to extend the Pavilion with a cinema, which has already been leased to an operator.
International City Pavilion is the third Nakheel neighbourhood centre to open: the first two at Jumeirah Park and Discovery Gardens opened in 2014, with more under development at Al Furjan, Al Furjan West, Jumeirah Islands and Badrah.
It serves more than 100,000 residents at International City, and offers on-the-doorstep shopping for the Warsan Village community of 940 townhouses, where handovers are due to begin in November.
Neighbourhood Pavilions are just one element of Nakheel’s growing retail portfolio.
The company is also building large-scale malls at Palm Jumeirah, Deira Islands, Jumeirah Village and Nad Al Sheba as well as expanding Ibn Battuta Mall and Dragon Mart.