Dubai Ribbon of Light project ‘more than 50% complete’

Two-tower residential project designed by ARACO is being built in Dubai Silicon Oasis


Ribbon of Light, the two-tower residential project being constructed in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis is now more than 50% complete, the engineering consultant behind the project has said.

Designed by Abdul Rahim Architectural Consultants (ARACO), the UAE-based engineering consultant, the project covers a total construction area of 128,083sqft. The smaller of the towers features 238 studio apartments, three lifts and a lobby.

The larger tower offers a combination of 240 one-bedroom apartments, 16 two-bedroom apartments and 14 three-bedroom apartments. The upper stories will feature 30 penthouse units, with the building serviced by six lifts across two lobbies. Across the entire development, 16 duplex apartments will be available.

“In terms of design and function, this project will be an iconic landmark in an important area of Dubai. We are delighted by the progress we have made to date and look forward to continuing our successful collaboration with other project stakeholders over the coming weeks and months,” said Rahim Banizaman Lari, ARACO general manager.

He added that the ground floor units across both towers will provide seven large leasable retail units with community facilities including two large swimming pools, two kids’ pools, two Jacuzzis and two large gymnasiums. 708 parking spaces will also be available across the development.

With sustainability in mind, both buildings will be equipped with a chiller cooling system to reduce electricity consumption while maintaining optimum conditions for tenants and residents, compared to traditional air conditioning.

“Both towers have been designed in a cylindrical shape to offer unrivalled views across the city skyline,” Lari added.

“This iconic structure, which will be visible for miles around is not only a landmark within Dubai Silicon Oasis, but will become a landmark development for Dubai, bringing new investment to a developing district in the emirate and adhering to Dubai’s strict new environmental, safety and fire regulations.

In line with Dubai’s strict new fire safety codes, introduced earlier this year, the towers will also be fitted with the latest Civil Defense requirements, as well as a security system that is connected directly to Dubai Police.

Italian façade specialist, Zanetti, has been appointed to complete all façade, glass and cladding work, maintaining a high level of quality throughout.

Working with project contractors Gulf Contracting Company (GCC) and project owners Ribbon of Light Trading FZCO, ARACO has been appointed as project consultant leading design – including Architectural Engineering, Structural Engineering and MEP Engineering in addition to supervision and maintenance.

Furthermore, Lari said that ARACO has obtained approval for all plans for the buildings and the necessary licenses from the relevant authorities in record time due to combined efforts of the design engineers at ARACO, who utilised their extensive experience and knowledge of local procedures, laws and regulations.

“Dubai Silicon Oasis is a sustainable and futuristic business community where people can live, work and thrive. This project adds another dimension to the real estate investments available in the area and will no doubt draw attention from international markets.

“The success of Dubai Silicon Oasis will be supported by the continued success of Dubai in the run up to 2020 and beyond and we are delighted that ARACO is a part of that story,” he concluded.


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