Emirates Towers

The Emirates Towers (Arabic: أبراج الإمارات‎) is a building complex in Dubai that contains the Emirates Office Tower and Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. The building is owned by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.[4] The two towers, which rise to 354.6 m (1,163 ft) tall to the tip and 241.4 m (792 ft) high of occupied space , respectively, stand as the 51st [5] tallest buildings in the world and 11th tallest in Dubai.[6] The two towers are connected by a 9,000 m² (96,875 ft²) two-story retail complex known as "The Boulevard". The Emirates Towers complex is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is a symbol of the city of Dubai. The Emirates Towers was constructed by the construction wing of Al Ghurair Investment group.[7]

Emirates Towers
أبراج الإمارات
Emirates Towers in Dubai at dawn.jpg
The Emirates Towers are the tallest two buildings on the right.
General information
LocationSheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates25°13′02″N 55°16′59″E / 25.21722°N 55.28306°E / 25.21722; 55.28306Coordinates: 25°13′02″N 55°16′59″E / 25.21722°N 55.28306°E / 25.21722; 55.28306
Construction started1996
Completed1999
Opening15 April 2000
Height
Roof355 m (1,165 ft),[1] 309 m (1,014 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count56,[1] 54[2]
Lifts/elevators17,[1] 12[2]
Design and construction
ArchitectHazel Wong
Main contractorMultiplex, Besix[3]
References
[1][2]

A curiosity of the design is that the towers have a similar number of floors; the taller office tower actually contains 56 floors above ground, while the hotel tower contains 54 floors. This is because the individual floor heights of the office tower are greater than that of the hotel. The building also contains 17 elevators inside. the building includes 400 tastefully decorated, European style rooms. It also has many room amenities to make your stay pleasurable.

The Emirates Towers complex is set in over 570,000 m² (42 acres) of gardens, with lakes, waterfalls and public seating areas. There is parking space for up to 1,500[8] cars.

For a period of time, these towers were the tallest buildings in Dubai. [9]

In 2019, Australian national, Marcus Sutton, was appointed General Manager of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers. [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Emirates Tower One - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on 2014-05-24.
  2. ^ a b c d "Emirates Tower Two - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03.
  3. ^ "Emirates Tower One". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Emirates Tower One - The Skyscraper Center". www.skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  5. ^ "100 Tallest Buildings in the World". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  6. ^ "World's Tallest Skyscrapers". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-27.
  7. ^ "Emirates Financial Towers glass works on schedule". 9 November 2008.
  8. ^ Rezmin (2013-06-02). "5 Interesting Facts About Emirates Towers". Things to Do, City Guides, Itineraries, & Travel Tips - Rayna Tours Blog. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  9. ^ https://www.bayut.com/mybayut/tallest-building-uae-skyscrapers/
  10. ^ https://www.hospitalitynet.org/appointment/79019440.html

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