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NEWS                                                                     INBRIEF

                                                                                     NEW DINING HUB IS UNVEILED
              AJDAN ANNOUNCES NEW AI KHOBAR                                          Located at The Park, the venue features three
                                                                                     new restaurants and it is music to the ears of
              TRIPLE TOWER DEVELOPMENT                                               residents of Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Half
                                                                                     a decade after he initially pitched the idea, EatX
                The leading Saudi developer  Ajdan has                               Founder Tom Arnel is finally ready to open the
              announced  the  launch  of  Infiniti  by  Ajdan,                       three-storey,  multi-venue  (licensed)  restaurant
              a premium mixed-use development with                                   concept, beginning with the ground-floor cafe.
              views over the Arabian Gulf on Al Khobar’s
              eastern coast. The project will also be home                           ABU DHABI HOME TO NEW SITE
              to 20,000sq m of retail, food and beverage and                         Called Adrenark Adventure, it becomes the region’s
              other mixed-use space.                                                 biggest indoor adventure attraction to open in Abu
                Infiniti by Ajdan will cover a total land area                       Dhabi. The idea behind the site is to entertain kids
              of 45,510sq m and will have more than 480                              and deliver adrenaline-pumping experiences. The
              residential units in three high rise towers of                         massive 54,000sq ft space features an incredible 20
              35, 40 and 45 towers respectively.                                     different activities, ensuring the little ones run out
                Mohammed   Abdulmohsen  AlOtaibi,                                    of energy by the end of their time at the venue.
              CEO,  said  Infiniti  by Ajdan  represented  the
              culmination  of  the  company’s  design-first
              vision. “Our aim to transform people’s lifestyle                       GLOBAL BRANDS JOIN FORCES
              and mindset toward a more open society                                 Two  global  F&B brands  -  Applebee’s  and  IHOP
              will help drive the investment in Saudi Arabia,                        - came together.  The Eagles Landing Restaurant
              especially in terms of entertainment and                               Group is the franchise for these brands. “We saw
              tourism growth,” he said.                                              this as a phenomenal opportunity to bring two of
              DUBAI’S PALM JEBEL ALI IN FINAL                                        the world’s favourite restaurant brands together as
                                                                                     one dual-brand location,” said Mohammed Makawi,
              STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION                                                 President & CEO at the entity.

              Dubai real estate giant Nakheel plans to   The Palm Jebel Ali project was previously   BACHIR ICE CREAM ADDS UNITS
              resurrect Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai as it seeks   on hold until 2009. Based on satellite images,   Two  new  stores  have  been  launched  by  the
              contractors  to complete the reclamation   the palm-shaped project’s three fronds have   legendary Lebanese Bachir Ice Cream brand in
              works, MEED reported.              not yet been visibly complete. However,   Dubai  following  a  successful  first  store  launch
                In a statement to  AGBI, a Nakheel   the man-made island is reportedly home to   in Sharjah in November. Known for its authentic
              spokesperson  also  previously  confirmed   two  bridges  built  by  Samsung  C+T  under   and rich flavours, the brand’s promise is to take
              to Arabian  Business  that, “the  Palm  Jebel   a $350M contract. Palm Jebel Ali is located   its customers on a trip down memory lane with
              Ali masterplan is being revisited, with more   south of Jebel Ali Freezone.  family and friends.
              details on the way.”                In 2022, Nakheel also  restarted  Palm
                Palm  Jebel  Ali,  which is  three  times   Deira, renamed as Deira Islands, which was
              bigger than Palm Jumeirah, is “95 per cent   then later changed to Dubai Islands. “Dubai   HOME BOX OPENS A NEW UNIT
              complete”, MEED reported, referring to an   Islands  (formerly known as Deira Island)   Silicon Central, Dubai’s latest lifestyle and
              interview with former Nakheel executive   will  reinforce the Emirate’s  position  as  a   shopping destination welcomes Home Box, a one-
              chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem. “Major   global  destination  of  choice  for  residents,   stop shop for smart contemporary furniture and
              reclamation  on  Palm  Jebel  Ali is  95  per   visitors and investors,” the company said in   home furnishings for everyday living. The store
              cent completed, with the remaining 5 per   a statement back in August 2022.  is now accessible to residents near Silicon Oasis
              cent  due  for  completion  in the  coming   In November 2022, Nakheel secured   and is positioned 12km from the city-centre and
              weeks. Construction of  the breakwater,   AED17bn  in  a  strategic  financing  deal  to   15km from Dubai Airport in Dubai Silicon Oasis.
              which surrounds the island, is 98 per cent   drive its new phase of growth, the master
              completed,” Sulayem said.          developer said in an emailed statement.

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