UAE-based retailer Dubai Duty Free has signed an agreement with Jumeirah Group, a subsidiary of Dubai Holding, to operate a five-star hotel at The Aviation Club, which is situated close to Dubai Airport.

The hotel has 293 guest rooms, two restaurants, two bars and two lounges, as well as a spa, a health club and conference facilities.

The 60,000m², ten-storey hotel is expected to open in 2011.

In addition, Jumeirah will open six hotels in 2011, including Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai, Jumeirah Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai, China, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vitavelli in the Maldives and Jumeirah Frankfurt, Germany.