French hotel chain Accor has launched its first Pullman brand hotel in Dubai, UAE.

The Pullman Dubai Mall will feature 481 rooms, food and beverage outlets and a roof-top spa, as well as executive facilities with nine meeting rooms.

The hotel is expected to cater to the demands of business and leisure travellers.

Accor owns 4,100 hotels across the world while the Pullman brand will include 60 hotels in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

In May Accor Hospitality Middle East revealed that it will open 17 new hotels, representing 5,268 rooms across the GCC within the next two years.