Uptown Tower development in full swing with 68 floors completed

Project currently at 260m of its full 340m height

DMCC, one of the world’s flagship free zones and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, has announced that work on its Uptown Tower development is in full swing, with the project currently standing at 260 metres, with 68 floors completed.

According to a statement from DMCC, significant progress has been made throughout 2021, with more than 12 million manhours completed without lost time due to injury in the construction of the first supertall tower in the Uptown Dubai District.

It added that the façade work has reached level 45, with an overall total of 8,500 panels to be installed once completed.

Additionally, mechanical, electrical and plumbing works are in progress, while empower chilled water have been connected and Dewa transformers have been installed, it added.

Executive Chairman and CEO Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: “We are proud to be the driving force behind Uptown Dubai, which is set to become one of the most exceptional urban districts in the emirate. As the already iconic Uptown Tower inches closer towards completion, its status as the first super-tall tower in the district will only be matched by its value as a destination for businesses and residents who will benefit from its premium commercial, residential and leisure facilities.”

“Guided by a smart and sustainable construction strategy, Uptown Tower is set to be a Leed Gold certified building and will be home to DMCC Headquarters,” he stated.

“Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, this architecture marvel replicates the brilliance of diamonds through its faceted glass façade that illuminates the interior spaces with natural light while filtering out harsh glare,” he added.

Standing at 340m tall, Uptown Tower will feature 188 hotel rooms and suites, restaurants, conference facilities, Grade A office space, and 229 branded residences. It will be the centre point of the Uptown Dubai District – a 24-hour neighbourhood featuring dining and high-end retail outlets, in addition to a central entertainment plaza with leading global hotels and businesses.

Paul Ashton, Executive Director (Property) said: “As we continue to develop new premium business hubs, retail experiences as well as residential and lifestyle destinations within the free zone, our focus remains on catering to the evolving needs of our members, residents and visitors.”

The Uptown Dubai district is set to become one of the most dynamic and sought-after mixed-use communities in the emirate, setting the benchmark for urban destinations worldwide, Ashton said.

“With the commencement of office space preleasing, Uptown Tower is seeing strong interest from prospective businesses looking to grow their operations in the region as well as from individuals wanting to take advantage of its unique location and wide range of unparalleled onsite amenities,” he added.

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