Burj Jumeira, Dubai's next super tall tower, is coming in 2023
February 12, 2019 - Dubai
Dubai Holding has released details of the latest skyscraper planned for the UAE metropolis. The Burj Jumeira will soar 550 meters in the air, “inspired by the harmonious ripples of the UAE’s desert sand dunes and its flowing oases.”
The new tower was inaugurated by the UAE’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on January 31st, 2019.
The Burj Jumeira will rise in the new district of Downtown Jumeira, a “pedestrian-friendly sustainable neighborhood,” according to its developers.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), it will be located near the city's waterfront opposite the Sheikh Zayed Road.
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 Burj Jumeira tower's oval-shaped base, which is patterned with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's fingerprint, will form the heart of the project. It will be used to host "social, cultural and artistic events and activities".
The mirrored pond will be surrounded by shops, and be complete with water fountains and a terraced outdoor amphitheatre.
The tower will rise from one end of the lake, and comprise two connected, curved volumes that are modelled on desert topography and lined with digital displays.
"Burj Jumeira is bold, elegant, and dynamic," said SOM design partner Mustafa Abadan. "It will tower over Jumeirah as the centrepiece of the neighbourhood, and will feature a synthesised architectural and structural design."
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.
Work on the Burj Jumeira began on 31 January, and is expected to reach the first phase of complete in 2023.