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DIFC Living and Innovation Two
Updated: 16th September, 2023

DIFC Living and Innovation Two

DIFC Living and Innovation Two is a 41-storey mixed-use building planned for Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai.
DIFC Living and Innovation Two
Building type
Mixed-use building
41 floors
Building specifications
DIFC Living and Innovation Two is a 41-storey mixed-use building planned for Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai.
The developer
The project is being developed by DIFC Authority.
186 metres (610 feet)
The development will contain an estimated 170 units.
Launch price
At the time of the sales launch, units were priced from AED 1,400,000.
The architect
The architect of record is LACASA Architects & Engineering Consultants and the design architect is LWK + Partners.
The contractor
The foundation work is being carried out by Swissboring Overseas Piling Corporation.
Additional information
  • DIFC Living is the residential component of the DIFC Innovation Hub which is home to over 600 businesses and startups. The DIFC Authority has plans for the Innovation Hub to be one of the world’s largest ecosystem dedicated to FinTech and innovation.

  • As with all DIFC buildings, DIFC Living will be delivered to LEED standards - the global green building rating system.

  • The workspaces are communal, with the intention of allowing residents to achieve a greater work/life balance. Amenities will include multiple outdoor green spaces, including vertical gardens and roof terraces.

  • The ground-breaking ceremony occurred in November 2022.

  • DIFC Living is seamlessly integrated into DIFC and residents and occupants have direct internal and external access to Gate Avenue.

  • This project marks a vital component of the DIFC Innovation Hub’s third phase. It combines residential, office, and retail spaces to embody the live-work-play philosophy into an integrated neighbourhood.

    Designed by lead architect LWK + PARTNERS the project blends in seamlessly with its surroundings and reflects the neighbourhood’s unique character.

  • DIFC’s brief was to create a unique mixed-use development where residential, commercial and retail components coexist in harmony, yet each presents a distinctive form and clear identity to the external facade, while offering residents the very best in luxury living, emphasising sustainable design and high-quality amenities.

  • The development responds to the ever-evolving nature of workspaces and lifestyle choices and features over 170 upscale residences, and aims to provide high-quality amenities and an exceptional urban living experience in a cosmopolitan setting.

  • The main challenge was to create a distinctive identity for the building, which is set amongst two imposing neighbourhoods, as well as establishing a pedestrian flow from Al Mustaqbal Street to the Gate Avenue podium, which is at a significantly higher level to the street.

  • To encourage pedestrian flow from the street to the podium the architect had to be mindful of two key factors: the 14-metre difference in levels and the climatic conditions, particularly during the summer months. This led to the creation of a natural and ‘biophilic’ environment where passive cooling could be achieved through the inclusion of natural elements, such as non-artificial light, water and plants.

  • The pedestrian connection across the stepped podium introduces a series of cascading gardens and public plazas which will be activated with retail, and an amphitheatre for events and public performances.

  • During the design stages, the team employed VR tours and walkthroughs with the client and the wider consultant team to communicate the scale of perceived spaces and to examine important design components, such as structural and key façade features. This approach allowed the client to test the key components and streamline the approval process, ensuring smooth project delivery.

  • VR helped to communicate the effect of specific design features of the podium landscape elements and spatial components. It also helped to assess the views across the urban landscape contributing to a better overall design.

  • The twisted cube at the top of the tower contributes to the building’s identity and serves as a landmark for the Dubai skyline.

  • The residential development at DIFC has been designed to address climatic constraints in a practical and affordable manner while incorporating current engineering and sustainable planning practices without letting them drive the design process.

  • The official sales launch is set for September 20th 2023.

Excerpts from the brochure
  • For the first time, DIFC is creating a mixed-use space that includes residential units, co-working and office spaces, retail and dining. 
  • To continue our mission of fostering innovation, we must provide world-class, future-proof facilities that enable companies, organisations and individuals to thrive, prosper and enjoy an environment they can both live and work in.
  • The residences are expected to be highly sought-after, reflecting the strong demand DIFC already has for its owned and managed commercial offices. 

DIFC Living and Innovation Two Location

The map below shows the location of DIFC Living and Innovation Two and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas.

Dubai Aquarium, 1.2 km
Dubai Ice Rink, 1.3 km
PVRK, 1.3 km
Parks & beaches
Al Satwa Public Park, 0.8 km
Bay Avenue Park, 2.2 km
Action Park Business Bay, 2.7 km
Golf clubs
The Track Meydan Golf, 6.1 km
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 7.0 km
Al Badia Golf Club, 8.6 km
Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown, 0.6 km
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 1.2 km
Roxy City Walk Cinema, 1.5 km

Local Schools

DIFC Living and Innovation Two has many schools nearby including Citizens School at 1.3 km and Jumeira Baccalaureate School at 2.3 km.

In terms of performance there are 10 schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Horizon English School Dubai which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and Jumeirah English Speaking School which also has a rating of 'Outstanding'.

Citizens School
1.3 km, City Walk
AED 61,500  •  British
Jumeira Baccalaureate School
2.3 km, Jumeirah 1
AED 63,500  •  IB
Japanese School Dubai
3.0 km, Al Wasl
AED 20,500  •  Japanese
JSS Private School LLC
3.3 km, Al Wasl
AED 15,500  •  Indian

Things to Do

We've partnered with and to give an overview of the current Ladies Nights and Brunch offers in the vicinity of DIFC Living and Innovation Two.

Crab Market, Emirates Financial Towers • Ladies Night • Crab Market (0.0 km)
Fogo de Chão, Central Park Towers • Ladies Night • Fogo de Chão (0.0 km)
Saturday Weekend Brunch, Liberty House • Buffalo Wings & Rings (0.0 km)
Antika Bar
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Antika (0.0 km)
Long's Bar
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
Long's Bar (0.0 km)
Bubbles in the City
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
BOLLA (0.0 km)
Ladies Night •  11:00pm
Avenue (0.0 km)
Sunday Weekend Brunch
Brunch • Liberty House
Buffalo Wings & Rings (0.0 km)
Sunday Brunch
Brunch • Central Park Towers
Fogo de Chão (0.0 km)
Rio Brazilian Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Central Park Towers
Fogo de Chão (0.0 km)
Carnival Brunch
Brunch • Burj Daman
Carnival by Trèsind (0.0 km)

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La Mer
La Mer (3.2 km)
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Al Kifaf
Al Kifaf (3.3 km)
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Healthcare City Phase 2
Healthcare City Phase 2 (4.4 km)
A wellness centre providing long-term care, spa resorts, sports medicine facilities, waterfront residences and nutrition centres in Jadaf.
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Bur Dubai
Bur Dubai (5.2 km)
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Culture Village
Culture Village (6.4 km)
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DIFC Living and Innovation Two Milestones
Date Launched
November 2022
Estimated Handover Date
Companies Associated with DIFC Living and Innovation Two
Developer: DIFC Authority
Design Architect: LWK + Partners

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