DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone, Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, and master developer of Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), Dubai – announced today that its Uptown Tower project is 20 per cent complete. The first super tall tower in the Uptown Dubai district is on schedule to complete in Q1 2022, with pre-leasing to commence later this year.
The 81-story Uptown Tower will stand at 340m and feature 188 luxury hotel rooms and suites, exclusive restaurants, health spas, extensive conference facilities, Grade A offices with large efficient floor plates, and 229 uniquely designed branded residences. Guided by a smart and sustainable construction strategy, Uptown Tower will be LEED Gold Certified Building, and home to a state-of-the-art DMCC Business Hub.
In January 2019, DMCC awarded the Uptown Tower construction contract to Six Construct – the entity of BESIX Group in the Middle East – and as of February 2020, enabling, piling and substructure works are complete.
“Uptown Tower will be an exciting addition to Dubai’s iconic skyline, but it will also enhance the world-class business hub curated in Jumeirah Lakes Towers by DMCC. The Uptown Dubai district will increase the commercial appeal of Dubai; attracting both businesses and residents to the existing community of 100,000 people,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DMCC.
Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Uptown Tower replicates the brilliance of diamonds through its faceted glass façade that illuminates the interior spaces with natural light while filtering out harsh glare. AccorHotels is set to bring its luxury hospitality and residential boutique brand, SO/ to the project, with SO/ Uptown Dubai being the brand’s debut property in the Middle East.
“Uptown Tower will deliver a compelling proposition for employers looking to attract and retain talent due to its onsite lifestyle amenities, walkable proximity to thousands of residences in the area as well as substantial retail and entertainment options, and metro accessibility through a planned air conditioned link bridge. Strong interest has already been registered by prospective tenants,” added Paul Ashton, Executive Director - Property, DMCC.
Uptown Tower is set to sit at the heart of the Uptown Dubai district – a 24-hour neighbourhood brimming with world-class dining, unique high-end retail outlets, a central entertainment plaza and some of the world’s most desirable hotels and leading businesses.