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Cayan Tower (Twisting Tower)
Updated: 4th June, 2023

Cayan Tower

Cayan Tower is a 73-storey residential building in Dubai Marina, Dubai.
Cayan Tower
Building type
Residential building
73 floors
Building specifications
Cayan Tower is a 73-storey residential building in Dubai Marina, Dubai.
The developer
The project was developed by The Cayan Group through its subsidiary Cayan Investment & Development.
Construction began in 2006 and was completed by 2013.
Also known as
Twisting Tower
Unit layouts
Cayan Tower comprises a mix of studios, one- , two- , three- and four-bedroom apartments as well as penthouses and duplexes.
The architect
The architectural consultant was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Additional information
  • Amenities include an outdoor infinity pool and whirlpool, a children’s play area, a fully equipped gymnasium, a world-class spa, massage rooms and a nursery.

  • The building is situated at the mouth of Dubai Marina thus enjoying great views of the marina, the sea and The Palm.

  • Cayan Tower is a helical skyscraper. The 73 floor plates are all identical but each is rotated by 1.2 degrees against the floor below it, resulting in a full 90-degree twist over the course of the tower's 307-metre rise, creating the shape of a helix.

  • Wind load and solar heat gain are reduced compared to a rectilinear building of the same height.

  • On completion, Cayan Tower was the world's tallest tower featuring a 90˚ twist. The shape of the tower is a variation on Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden, which also twists exactly 90˚.

  • The designers of this waterfront tower, Skidmore Owings and Merrill, are known for other world-renowned projects such as Burj Khalifa, Trump Tower in Chicago, and Jin Mao in Shanghai.

Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From Cayan Tower it takes roughly 21 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 12 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 18 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 10 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 30 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 36 minutes' drive.*

Available property
For rent
Duplex To Rent in Cayan Tower
2 Bed Duplex To Rent in Cayan Tower
250,000  per year
For rent
Apartment To Rent in Cayan Tower
2 Bed Apartment To Rent in Cayan Tower
180,000  per year

Cayan Tower Location

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

Marina Walk, 0.3 km
Skydive Dubai, 1.0 km
The Walk JBR, 1.3 km
Parks & beaches
JLT Park, 1.3 km
Marina Beach, 1.7 km
Sufouh Beach, 4.0 km
Golf clubs
Emirates Golf Club, 1.8 km
Montgomerie Golf Course, 3.8 km
The Els Golf Club, 8.8 km
Reel Cinemas, Dubai Marina Mall, 1.2 km
Roxy Marina Beach Cinema, 1.5 km
Vox Cinemas at Nakheel Mall, 3.1 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 Cayan Tower.

There are dozens of outlets within walking distance of Cayan Tower. We've shortlisted the nearest ones across various categories:

local_grocery_store Supermarkets & Mini Marts
Carrefour Market
Supermarket, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.2 km)
SRN Go Minimart
Mini mart, Emirates Crown (0.2 km)
Allday Market
Mini mart, Grosvenor House (0.2 km)
Fine Mart Supermarket
Supermarket, The Torch (0.3 km)
restaurant Restaurants & Bars
Observatory Bar & Grill
Restaurant, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites (0.1 km)
The Croft
Restaurant, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites (0.1 km)
Counter Culture Cafe
Restaurant, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites (0.1 km)
Al Qaymariyah Cafe
Restaurant, Iris Blue (0.2 km)
local_pharmacy Clinics & Pharmacies
Skin Laundry
Medical clinic, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.2 km)
Kings College Hospital London
Medical clinic, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.2 km)
BinSina Pharmacy
Pharmacy, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.2 km)
Ideal Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Grosvenor House (0.2 km)
spa Salons & Spas
Hair by Pierre
Ladies' salon, Damac Heights (0.1 km)
Version Francaise Hair & Beauty
Ladies' salon, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites (0.1 km)
MarQuee Salon
Ladies' salon, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.2 km)
Blade Craft
Men's salon, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.2 km)
cleaning_services Services
5asec Textile Expert
Tailoring shop, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.2 km)
Wag Pet Care
Pet shop, Emirates Crown (0.2 km)
Covent Garden
Flower shop, Grosvenor House (0.2 km)
Ascot Fine Tailors
Tailoring shop, The Torch (0.3 km)
fitness_center Gyms & Fitness Studios
Fitness First
Gym, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.2 km)
Gym, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.2 km)
Cobra Fitness
Gym, No. 9 (0.4 km)
NRG Fitness
Gym, Marina Towers (0.4 km)

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

Local Schools

Cayan Tower has many schools nearby including Emirates International School Meadows at 2.7 km and Regent International School at 2.9 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'.

Emirates International School Meadows
2.7 km, The Meadows
AED 51,500  •  IB
Regent International School
2.9 km, The Greens
AED 52,000  •  British
Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills
3.5 km, Emirates Hills
AED 57,000  •  IB
The International School of Choueifat Dubai
3.5 km, Al Sufouh
AED 28,000  •  SABIS

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 Cayan Tower.

Queens' Social, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites • Ladies Night • Observatory Bar & Grill (0.0 km)
Bushra by Buddha-Bar, Grosvenor House • Ladies Night • Bushra by Buddha-Bar (0.0 km)
Saturday Brunch Nation, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites • The Croft (0.0 km)
Cha Cha Cha
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
Toro Toro (0.0 km)
The Underground Pub
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
The Underground Pub (0.0 km)
Chic and Cosmo
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Horizon Lounge (0.0 km)
Ladies & Gents Night
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
The Grand Grill (0.0 km)
Good News Brunch
Brunch • Grosvenor House
Bushra by Buddha-Bar (0.0 km)
Hola Hola Brunch
Brunch • Grosvenor House The Residence
Toro Toro (0.0 km)
Saturday Weekend Brunch
Brunch • Habtoor Grand Hotel
The Grand Grill (0.0 km)
Terrace Sunday Brunch
Brunch • Habtoor Grand Hotel
Andreea's (0.0 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to Cayan Tower.

Dubai Media City
Dubai Media City (1.0 km)
A mixed-use business park in a media and information technology freezone, with cafes, banks, pharmacies and car hire facilities nearby.
Read more
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Jumeirah Beach Residence (1.2 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
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Jumeirah Lakes Towers (1.7 km)
87 towers arranged in clusters around three lakes and a park, comprising commercial, residential, hotels, shops and leisure facilities. 
Read more
The Meadows
The Meadows (1.9 km)
Over 1,800 villas set among mature tree-lined streets and scenic lakes, with playgrounds, swimming pools and a community centre.
Read more
Bluewaters Island
Bluewaters Island (2.5 km)
An island off the Jumeirah Beach Residence coast containing sleek residential, hospitality and retail, plus the Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel.
Read more
The Views
The Views (2.6 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.
Read more
Emirates Living
Emirates Living (2.6 km)
One of the most desirable residential neighbourhoods, combining the exclusive Emirates Hills with six family-oriented communities.
Read more
Cayan Tower Milestones
Construction Started
Date Completed
Companies Associated with Cayan Tower
Architectural Consultant: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Construction History

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