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Scheduled to open in 2019, the new Holiday Inn hotel, located in Dubai Science Park, is part of the region's first freezone community aiming to create a vibrant 'Life Sciences' community.

The newly built InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park hotel, comprising 402 rooms and suites, will operate under a management agreement with an affiliate of the Rolaco Group, according to a press statement.

Located near the Arabian Ranches and Motor City, Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park is fifteen minutes away from Mall of the Emirates.

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The hotel includes five meeting rooms and a conference hall seating 600 guests, four food and beverage outlets, an outdoor swimming pool and a gym.


IHG chief operating officer India, Middle East & Africa Pascal Gauvin said: "We are delighted to be strengthening our global partnership with the Rolaco Group through the signing of their first Holiday Inn property in Dubai. The signing reinforces our current footprint in the UAE, which includes 19 hotels open and another 11 hotels in our pipeline. The UAE is home to our second largest portfolio of hotels in the Middle East and we continue to expand our portfolio in the region."

Rolaco Group board member Saud Abdulaziz Al Sulaiman added: "Our Group is very happy to add this Holiday Inn to our almost 50 years cooperation with IHG. As Holiday Inn is recognised by millions around the world and appeals to a wide range of guests, we're confident the hotel will become a key pillar of the Life Sciences community being created in the city. We look forward to opening the doors of Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park and welcoming business and leisure guests to this new area of Dubai."

Across the Middle East there are 25 Holiday Inn properties open and an additional three properties due to open within the next three to five years.