Dubai developer Nakheel has officially opened International City Pavilion, a new shopping and dining hub with 24 shops, restaurants and services and a development value of nearly AED90 million.
The Pavilion is the latest project in the company’s AED16 billion retail expansion that will bring 17 million sq ft of new shop space to Dubai.
International City Pavilion, which has 250 parking spaces, contains 82,000 sq ft of leasing space, 70,000 sq ft has opened with the rest undergoing fit out.
It features a Union Coop as the anchor store, an Aster medical centre and household-name outlets such as Magrabi, Aster Pharmacy, Etisalat, Adidas, McDdonalds, Gloria Jeans, KFC and Baskin Robbins.
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.
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 every-day requirements of this vibrant, every popular community by providing a convenient place to shop, dine and socialise."
International City Pavilion 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, he added.
Nakheel 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.