Dubai reveals huge new tower Burj Jumeira

Burj Jumeira

Standing more than 500 metres high, Burj Jumeira will rise over Al Sufouh and make a dramatic addition to the Dubai’s skyline.

Revealed by developers Dubai Holding on Twitter, construction is set to begin immediately and the project is scheduled to finish in 2023.

The skyscraper’s multiple observation decks will let visitors see 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai and while it’s not surpassing the Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest building (830 metres, FYI), these artist’s impressions show it towering over the nearby Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah and surrounding neighbourhood of Al Sufouh.

Inside its flowing structure, Burj Jumeira will be a mix of residential homes, commercial towers and hotels, including “unique F&B concepts.”

Architects took inspiration from the harmonious ripples of the UAE’s sand dunes and oases to create the tower’s design. Like the OG mega tower, the Burj Khalifa, digital displays will cover that light up for special occasions will cover its façade. As for the name, Burj means ‘tower’ in Arabic.

Although its announcement is only hours old, the site has already had its first VVIP visitor – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, took a tour and saw a scale model of how it’s going to look in four years’ time.

We can’t wait.

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