Dubai is already getting ready for a brand-new 550m tower in Al Sufouh Neighbourhood, and it's going to be the next "Downtown" to head to.
Plans have been set to construct the Burj Jumeira and its surrounding area known as Downtown Jumeira, and the base of the tower will outline His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s fingerprint.
The unique base will have a number of cultural and artistic events, and will also be home to entertainment options including water fountains and a terraced outdoor amphitheatre.
It will also be designed to host interactive lighting activities and fireworks displays.
Developed by Dubai Holding, the tower and Downtown Jumeira is set to be built in Al Sufouh Neighbourhood.
The design of the tower is inspired by the ripples of the UAE’s desert sand dunes and oases while the tower’s façade will be covered with digital displays.
The Crown, the summit of the tower, will sit 450m high, and will have a sky-lounge and interconnected sky-restaurant to host large scale events. Its interior will feature “state-of-the-art” technology where surfaces can turn into interactive displays.
The Burj Jumeira will also have multiple observations decks, which aims to be a major destination to watch fireworks and other events throughout the year, along with the chance to part in extreme sports, although there's no hint of what yet.
The rest of Downtown Jumeira will feature residential and commercial towers and hotels, as well as unique food and beverage concepts and world-class restaurants.
Plans have been set to have a pathway connecting to the Sharaf DG metro station to Burj Jumeira, and to even continue on through to Burj Al Arab Jumeirah with neighbourhood parks and shaded streets.
“The entire Downtown Jumeira area, and Burj Jumeira specifically, are distinctive projects that fo-cus on providing an unparalleled experience to both visitors and residents”, said Chairman of Dubai Holding, His Excellency Abdulla Al Habbai.
“It will not only serve the needs of residents who are looking to live in cohesive and connected communities, but will also enhance Dubai’s tourism offering by adding another icon to the Emirate’s portfolio of unique attractions.”
Construction of the tower will kick off immediately, with the first phase of the development aimed be delivered in 2023.
Speaking of brand new landmarks, plans have been set to triple the scale of DIFC, adding a total of 13 million sq ft to the district.
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