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Al Thuraya Tower 1
Updated: 9th August, 2022

Al Thuraya Tower 1

Al Thuraya Tower 1
Building type
Office building
28 floors
Building specifications
Al Thuraya Tower 1 is a 28-storey office building in Dubai Media City, Al Sufouh 2, Al Sufouh, Jumeirah, Dubai.
Construction began in 2003 and was completed by 2005.
Key dates
Construction began in 2003 and was completed by 2005.
Construction began in 2003 and was completed by 2005.
Additional information
  • In September 2020 the building’s owner, NBD REIT, announced an extensive upgrade to fire escape stairs, chillers and lifts as well as car park refurbishments including new signage, re-surfacing, lighting and painting.

  • In May 2022 ENBD REIT completed a $6m refurbishment of its flagship Al Thuraya Tower 1 property. The upgrade included a comprehensive fit-out of the foyer and entrance to the building, as well as corridors, staircases, and common bathrooms, including lighting and tiling throughout the tower.

  • The project began in June 2021 and was undertaken by interior contractor KPS, with Savills acting as project manager and cost consultant. Fire escapes and the podium were also upgraded as well as an improved layout and décor, prayer rooms, yoga/fitness studio facilities and additional access for people of determination.

  • In May 2022 Al Thuraya Tower 1 was valued at $69m, and was the one of the largest assets representing 19% of the value of ENBD REIT’s portfolio, which comprises 11 buildings in Dubai across the office, retail and alternative sectors.

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Al Thuraya Tower 1 Location

The map below shows the location of Al Thuraya Tower 1 and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas.

Marina Walk, 0.9 km
Skydive Dubai, 1.8 km
The Walk JBR, 2.2 km
Parks & beaches
JLT Park, 1.9 km
Marina Beach, 2.7 km
Sufouh Beach, 3.2 km
Golf clubs
Emirates Golf Club, 1.1 km
Montgomerie Golf Course, 3.5 km
The Els Golf Club, 8.5 km
Reel Cinemas, Dubai Marina Mall, 2.0 km
Roxy Marina Beach Cinema, 2.5 km
Vox Cinemas at Nakheel Mall, 3.0 km

Nearby shops and outlets

The number of shops and amenities that are within walking distance can greatly affect quality of life and may be a key factor when choosing a place to live. Here is an analysis of all the commercial outlets that are currently operating in the vicinity of Al Thuraya Tower 1.

There are two outlets within the building itself, located on the ground floor:

Al Merkaaz
Restaurant, street level
Coffee shop, lobby

In addition, there are plenty of outlets within walking distance of Al Thuraya Tower 1. We've shortlisted the nearest ones across various categories:

local_grocery_store Supermarkets & Mini Marts
Fresh Plus
Mini mart, Shatha Tower (0.2 km)
Allday Minimart
Mini mart, CNN Building (0.3 km)
Carry Food
Mini mart, Al Seef Tower (0.4 km)
Supermarket, Landmark Group Headquarters (0.5 km)
restaurant Restaurants & Bars
Restaurant, Aurora Tower Media City (0.1 km)
Restaurant, Aurora Tower Media City (0.1 km)
Garden on 8
Restaurant, Media One Hotel (0.2 km)
Baby Q
Restaurant, Media One Hotel (0.2 km)
local_pharmacy Clinics & Pharmacies
Vienna Dental Clinic
Dental clinic, Shatha Tower (0.2 km)
Life Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Al Seef Tower (0.4 km)
Gya Dental Center
Dental clinic, Arjaan Hotel & Offices (0.5 km)
Life Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Mag 218 Tower (0.5 km)
spa Salons & Spas
Kensington Barbers
Men's salon, Al Seef Tower (0.4 km)
Celine Ladies Beauty Salon
Ladies' salon, Al Seef Tower (0.4 km)
Bisou Hair Salon
Ladies' salon, Tamani Marina Hotel (0.4 km)
La Maison Barbers
Men's salon, Tamani Marina Hotel (0.4 km)
cleaning_services Services
Print shop, Shatha Tower (0.2 km)
Ice Cap Cleaning
Laundrette, Al Seef Tower (0.4 km)
Kachins Couture
Tailoring shop, Tamani Marina Hotel (0.4 km)
Blossom Laundry
Laundrette, Mag 218 Tower (0.5 km)
fitness_center Gyms & Fitness Studios
Gym, Arjaan Hotel & Offices (0.5 km)
Fitness First
Gym, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.8 km)
Fit Box Gym
Gym, Marina Towers (0.8 km)
NRG Fitness
Gym, Marina Towers (0.8 km)

For a full analysis of all outlets and amenities in the wider area visit our Dubai Media City Amenities guide.

Local Schools

Al Thuraya Tower 1 has many schools nearby including Regent International School at 2.1 km and The International School of Choueifat Dubai at 2.6 km.

In terms of performance there are seven schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Dubai College which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and GEMS Dubai American Academy which also has a rating of 'Outstanding'.

Regent International School
2.1 km, The Greens
AED 52,000  •  British
The International School of Choueifat Dubai
2.6 km, Al Sufouh
AED 28,000  •  SABIS
Dubai College
2.6 km, Al Sufouh
AED 86,000  •  British
Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills
2.9 km, Emirates Hills
AED 57,000  •  IB

Things to Do

We've partnered with LadiesNightDubai.com and BrunchCrunch.ae to give an overview of the current Ladies Nights and Brunch offers in the vicinity of Al Thuraya Tower 1.

Baby Q, Media One Hotel • Ladies Night • Baby Q (0.2 km)
Rosa, Media One Hotel • Ladies Day • Coco Lounge (0.2 km)
The Garden Brunch, Media One Hotel • Garden on 8 (0.2 km)
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
Coco Lounge (0.2 km)
Flirty Qwerty
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
Qwerty (0.2 km)
Mr. Miyagi's
Ladies Night •  5:00pm
Mr. Miyagi's (0.2 km)
La Vita Bella
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
Certo (0.4 km)
Dim Sum Brunch
Brunch • Media One Hotel
Mr. Miyagi's (0.2 km)
Wax On Wax Off
Brunch • Media One Hotel
Mr. Miyagi's (0.2 km)
Wok & Roll Brunch
Brunch • Media One Hotel
Mr. Miyagi's (0.2 km)
La Dolce Vita
Brunch • Radisson Blu Hotel Media City
Certo (0.4 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to Al Thuraya Tower 1.

The Views
The Views (1.7 km)
Ten clusters of apartment towers and villas set around a lake, with lake views on one side and views over the golf course on the other.
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The Greens
The Greens (1.8 km)
An established development alongside The Emirates Golf Club. The residential accommodation is housed in ten mid-rise complexes.
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Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina (2.1 km)
The 3km-long, densely populated Marina is encircled by 180 residential skyscrapers, hotels, a mall, a cinema, cafés and restaurants.
Read more
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Jumeirah Beach Residence (2.1 km)
The biggest residential quarter in the world - 35 towers able to house 15,000 people on a 1.7km stretch between Dubai Marina and the sea.
Read more
The Lakes
The Lakes (2.2 km)
A collection of detached villas and townhouses with parks, lakes, children’s play areas, swimming pools and BBQ areas.
Read more
The Meadows
The Meadows (2.2 km)
Over 1,800 villas set among mature tree-lined streets and scenic lakes, with playgrounds, swimming pools and a community centre.
Read more
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Jumeirah Lakes Towers (2.3 km)
87 towers arranged in clusters around three lakes and a park, comprising commercial, residential, hotels, shops and leisure facilities. 
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Al Thuraya Tower 1 Milestones
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