InterContinental Hotels Group has partnered with leading business house of the UAE — Al-Futtaim — to open Holiday Inn at Dubai Festival City.

Set to open by late next year, the property will operate under a management agreement with Al Futtaim’s Dubai Festival City Real Estate Development LLC that also owns InterContinental Dubai Festival City, InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai F.C., Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, and Al Badia Golf Club.

The hotel will be situated in Dubai Festival City, that is a well-established mixed-use waterfront community with retail outlets, residential and commercial properties. It will connect to Dubai Festival City Mall that has a wide range of dining and retail options.

A 5,000 sqm meeting arena will be built adjacent to InterContinental Dubai Festival City and Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City. Called the “Festival Arena”, the space will be accessed from a separate entrance and will cater to 5,000 people .

Shantha de Silva, head of South West Asia, InterContinental Hotels Group says, “Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City will offer guests from India a fantastic stay while they experience Dubai. Moreover, the new Festival Arena is a great venue for Indian guests looking to host a large scale destination wedding and Indian businesses looking to host international meetings and events.”  

InterContinental Hotels Group operates 1,200 Holiday Inn hotels across the globe, and 260 hotels in the company’s global pipeline.