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Shams Statistics

Construction Started 2004
Project Completed 2007
Developers Dubai Properties Group, TECOM Group
Consultants Arenco Architectural & Engineering Consultants
Construction Status Completed
Usage Hotel, Hotel Apartments, Residential

About Shams

  • When completed in 2010 JBR was the largest ever single-phased residential scheme.
  • The towers are grouped in six clusters, Shams, Amwaj, Rimal, Bahar, Sadaf and Murjan.
  • Together the towers house 6,917 apartments ranging from 900 sq ft (84 m2) studios to 5,500 sq ft (510 m2) penthouses.
  • As well as apartments the complex incorporates four hotels, shops restaurants and some commercial space.
  • The construction was extremely fast tracked, and achieved completion on schedule 40 months after works began.
  • More than 22,000 people from a number of different countries worked on the construction at its peak.
  • Extensive infrastructure works included a landmark bridge and a district cooling system.
  • The cooling system uses a network of underground pipes to deliver cool air and water to all the developmentā€™s buildings from a single, central source.
  • Dubai Properties was the developer and the project manager was Mace.
  • Shams is a complex of four buildings within the JBR mixed-use development that comprises 35 towers, each up to 46 storeys high, and covering an area of two million square metres along 1.7km of shoreline.

Shams Location Map

About the Surrounding Area - Jumeirah Beach Residence

Jumeirah Beach Residence, view from Zero Gravity
Jumeirah Beach Residence

Situated between Dubai Marina and the sea JBR is claimed to be the biggest residential quarter in the world, with 35 towers able to house 15,000 people. As well as apartments the complex incorporates four hotels, shops restaurants and some commercial space.

The complex covers an area of two million square metres and runs the entire 1.7km length of The Walk, Dubai’s most popular beachside boulevard with its restaurants, cafes and smart shops. At podium level the apartments have their own walkways, gardens, shared pools, shops and convenience stores.

For more information about the area please see our complete guide to Jumeirah Beach Residence.

For an overview of the best Jumeirah Beach Residence real estate along with in-depth market price statistics please see our Jumeirah Beach Residence property guide.


Companies Associated with Shams

Dubai Properties Group (Developer)

Other projects in Dubai that Dubai Properties Group are associated with include Executive Towers, Central Park Towers, Vision Tower, Murjan, Bahar, Rimal, Sadaf, Amwaj, Oakwood Residency, Fairview Residency, Bellevue Towers, One JBR, Amwaj Rotana Hotel, Edition Hotel by Marriott and Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort.

TECOM Group (Developer)

TECOM is an acronym for Technology, Electronic Commerce and Media.

Other projects in Dubai that TECOM Group are associated with include @1, Murjan, Bahar, Rimal, Sadaf, Amwaj, Tecom Mosque, Microsoft Headquarters, @3, @2, Huawei Building, Canon Headquarters, @4, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach and Parkland Shopping Centre.

Arenco Architectural & Engineering Consultants (Architects & Engineers)

Other projects in Dubai that Arenco Architectural & Engineering Consultants are associated with include Al Moosa Tower 1, Arenco Tower, Al Moosa Tower 2, Murjan, Bahar, Rimal, Sadaf, Amwaj, Falcon Tower, Ary Marina Views, Horizon Tower, Riah Towers, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Rufi Twin Towers and Sahara Tower.

Holford Associates (Architects)

Other projects in Dubai that Holford Associates are associated with include Liberty House, Murjan, Bahar, Rimal, Sadaf, Amwaj, D1 Tower, La Riviera Tower, Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel, La Riviera Estates, Mall of the Emirates Complex, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Al Saqr Business Tower, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and Rhodi Residence.

Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (Architects)

Other projects in Dubai that Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo are associated with include Murjan, Bahar, Rimal, Sadaf, Amwaj, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Views Tower, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and Amwaj Rotana Hotel.

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