Construction has begun on the 550m tall Burj Jumeira skyscraper located opposite Sheikh Zayed Road in Al Sufouh in western Dubai.
Dubai Holding, the investment firm behind the project, says the tower’s design is inspired by ripples found in UAE’s desert sand dunes and oases, and the development’s faÃ§ade will be covered in digital displays.
At the Burj Jumeira’s summit is an interconnected sky lounge and restaurant. The tower will have multiple observation decks, offering 360 degree views of Dubai.
The Burj Jumeira will be at the centre of Jumeira, a mixed-use urban residential and commercial development, and will link to Sharaf DG Metro Station and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
Abdulla Ahmed Al Habbai, Dubai Holding chairman, said: "The entire Downtown Jumeira area, and Burj Jumeira specifically, are distinctive projects that focus on providing an unparalleled experience to both visitors and residents.
"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."
Images courtesy of Dubai Holding