Nakheel has officially opened Al Furjan Pavilion – the latest project in its $4.3bn (AED16bn) retail expansion and the fourth in its collection of community retail centres.

With a development value of $30m (AED110m), Al Furjan Pavilion is the fifth Nakheel Malls project to open this year, bringing the company’s 2016 retail project delivery value to more than $410m (AED1.5bn).

The first of two Pavilions at Al Furjan and the fourth in Nakheel’s collection of neighbourhood retail hubs, the centre has 24 shops, restaurants and services across 8,100m2 of leasable space, along with a car park for approximately 300 vehicles.

Located at the southern end of Al Furjan, the complex features a sports and recreation hub with a restaurant, swimming pool, sports court, and gym, scheduled to open by the end of Q1 2017.

Nakheel is also set to build a mosque at the Pavilion, with construction starting next year, according to Dubai Media Office.

Ali Rashid Lootah, chairman of Nakheel said: “2016 has been a momentous year for Nakheel Malls, with [$410m] AED1.5bn worth of projects and [more than 14ha] of retail space delivered.

“Al Furjan Pavilion is the heartbeat of this vibrant community, providing residents with somewhere to shop, dine, socialise, relax, and keep fit, all in one convenient location.”

Other retail projects opened by Nakheel 2016 are Dragon Mart 2, Ibn Battuta phase one extension and Metro link, Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah, and International City Pavilion.

A second Nakheel Pavilion at Al Furjan, including a mosque for 500 people, is also under construction, with an expected completion in Q1 2017.

Located on the western side of the community, it will contain around 35 shops, restaurants, and cafes, plus a gym and nursery.

Other Nakheel Pavilions open and operational can be found at Jumeirah Park, Discovery Gardens, and International City, with more on the way at Jumeirah Islands and Badrah.