Dubai has seen a myriad of mega-construction projects aimed at showcasing the nation’s accomplishments, and Burj Jumeira at Downtown Jumeirah is the latest addition to its portfolio.
UAE-based real estate developer Dubai Holdings unveiled a new mega project, Burj Jumeira, in the lead up to Expo 2020.
The 550-meter oval-shaped tower was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, on January 31.
Featuring homes, hotel units as well as office space, Burj Jumeira is set to surpass New York’s 541.3m One World Trade Center, which is the sixth tallest building in the world and in the United States.
Plans for Burj Jumeira’s design is said to be inspired by the country’s desert dunes and flowing oases. It will include a 1,476 feet sky lounge and inter-connected sky restaurant as well as a 360-degree observation deck to view Dubai’s spectacular landscape and views.
The façade will also be covered with digital displays that is capable of lighting up the tower and can be utilized for various celebrations and occasions.
The most distinctive feature of Dubai Holding Burj Jumeirah would be the outline of Sheikh Mohammed’s fingerprint at the base of the tower. It is also planned to accommodate various events and activities as well as feature water fountains, terraced outdoor amphitheater and much more.
The new Dubai Holdings’ latest real estate venture is going to take shape in Al-Sufouh residential area, home Dubai Knowledge Village, Madinat Jumeirah, and Dubai Internet City.
The project will be strategically located near the iconic Burj Al Arab and surrounded by a mixed-use residential and commercial zone dubbed as Downtown Jumeirah, which is described as the next “pedestrian-friendly mixed-use urban destination”.
Burj Jumeira is aimed at creating a comprehensive and vibrant community catered for all residents and will become a new landmark and focal point for the Emirate.
The construction of Dubai’s newest rising, supertall has started immediately and is due to be completed by 2023.