Emaar Properties, the United Arab Emirates biggest real-estate developer, plans to hire 1,600 people for its retail, hospitality and leisure businesses, state- run WAM reported, citing Emaar’s chairman.

The recruitment will take place during the next three months for three new leisure attractions at Emaar’s Dubai Mall and for three new hotels in Dubai, the news agency said, citing Mohammed Ali Alabbar. The new hiring will boost Emaar’s workforce to nearly 4,000 in Dubai, it said.