Dubai, UAE: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, reviewed the progress in construction of The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, the iconic observation tower that defines a new skyline for the nation.
His Highness was accompanied on the tour by Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties; HE Abdullah Al Habbai, Chairman of Dubai Holding, and other senior officials.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was briefed on the milestones already achieved including the completion of foundation work and the commencement of work on the anchorages for the stay cables that are an integral part of design and structural support of The Tower.
In October 2016, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid marked the ground-breaking of the tower, with the foundation work accomplished in a record time. More than 145 barrette piles have been laid to depths of over 72 metres to secure the super-tall structure. His Highness witnessed the trimming of the barrette piles and the preparation of the reinforcement couplers, ready to receive the first sub structure slab.
The barrette piles used for the foundation have been tested to a world record test load of 360 MN (36,000 tonnes), and the work was undertaken by foundation specialist, Soletanche Bachy. A cathodic protection system, similar to that used on the foundations of Burj Khalifa, is being completed to protect it from any corrosion risk.
Mohamed Alabbar said: “We are thankful to the guidance and support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who inspires us to continuously push our boundaries. The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour is our tribute to the nation, a new architectural marvel that will enhance our civic pride, and contribute to the economy by promoting the tourism sector. The spectacular tower will also frame a new skyline that adds to the cityscape set by Burj Khalifa.”
His Excellency Abdullah Al Habbai said: “The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour stands for the positivity and hope that Dubai celebrates. It reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to establish the city as a hub for business and leisure, and welcome visitors from around the world. With this iconic development, Dubai is once again demonstrating its ability to develop first-of-its-kind projects that surprise the world.”
With work on the 19m Pile Cap commencing shortly, The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour will witness a global team of professionals at work to create another global icon. Designed by Spanish/Swiss architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava Valls, The Tower will feature several observation decks that offer 360 degree views of the city and beyond. Among the highlights are The Pinnacle Room and VIP Observation Garden Decks that recreate the splendour of the ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon,’ one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The Tower adds incredible economic value to Dubai Creek Harbour where Emaar has unveiled exceptional residential projects including Creek Gate, Harbour Gate, The Cove, Dubai Creek Residences, Creekside 18, Harbour Views, and Creek Horizon, among others.
About Emaar Properties PJSC:
Emaar Properties PJSC, listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is a global property developer and provider of premium lifestyles, with a significant presence in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. One of the world’s largest real estate companies, Emaar has a land bank of 190 million sq. m in the UAE and key international markets.
With a proven track-record in delivery, Emaar has delivered around 41,500 residential units in Dubai and other global markets since 2001. Emaar has strong recurring revenue generating assets with over 690,000 sq. m of leasing revenue generating assets and 14 hotels and resorts with around 2,700 rooms. Today, around 55 per cent of the Emaar’s revenue is from its shopping malls & retail, hospitality & leisure and international subsidiaries.
Burj Khalifa, a global icon, and The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, are among Emaar’s trophy developments. Emaar has now launched a magnificent new tower that will serve as the centrepiece of the Dubai Creek Harbour development.
About Dubai Holding:
Dubai Holding is an investment conglomerate with operations in 21 countries employing over 22,000 people. Established in 2004, Dubai Holding today manages an AED 130 billion portfolio of assets, which supports the strong development of Dubai’s non-oil economy across sectors including; tourism, hospitality, real estate, media, ICT, education, design and trade. Its portfolio includes TECOM Group, which manages 11 of Dubai’s most successful business communities; Jumeirah Group, the hospitality arm which owns and operates 21 hotel developments in 9 destinations in 8 countries; Dubai Properties Group, one of the largest fully integrated and community development business in Dubai; Family Entertainment and New Media, which implements a strategic plan to develop new family destinations and further grow digital media business lines.
Dubai Holding’s current project pipeline will add significantly to the Emirate’s portfolio of landmarks. This includes Jumeirah Central, a game-changing district development on Sheikh Zayed Road; and Dubai Creek Harbour, a joint venture with Emaar Properties to build a futuristic waterfront city at The Lagoons. Dubai Holding plays an influential role in delivering on Dubai’s economic diversification strategy and initiatives such as Tourism Vision 2020, Dubai Smart City, Dubai Innovation Strategy and Dubai Industrial Strategy.