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Updated: 25th June, 2022


Building type
Residential building
(High-rise building)
(February 2021)
17 floors
Building specifications
DT1 is a 17-storey residential building in Downtown Dubai, Dubai.
The developer
The project was developed by Ellington Properties Development LLC.
Construction began in 2016 and was completed by February 2021.
72 metres (236 feet)
Unit types
One-bedroom apartments
Two-bedroom apartments
Three-bedroom apartments
Four-bedroom apartments
Key dates
Construction began in 2016 and was completed by February 2021.
The architect
The architect of the project was LACASA Architects & Engineering Consultants.
The contractor
The main building work was done by Target Engineering Construction Company.
Bedroom layouts
The building contains a mix of studios, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments as well as penthouses.
The project was launched in 2015. Construction began in 2016 and was completed by February 2021.
Additional information
  • The building covers an area of 20,000 square metres.

  • Shared facilities include a fitness centre, leisure and lap pools, a games room, a reading patio, a club lounge and an art gallery.

  • The building has a façade that reflects the desert landscape and allows for plenty of natural sunlight inside.

  • The conceptual design of DT1 was by architects Perkins+Will, winners in the ‘Large Architecture Firm of the Year’ category at the Arabian Property Awards. The building itself was voted ‘Best Residential High-rise’ at the same award ceremony.

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DT1 Location

The map below shows the location of DT1 and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas.

Bay Avenue Mall & Park, 0.3 km
Fountains at Dubai Mall, 0.8 km
Dubai Ice Rink, 1.2 km
Parks & beaches
Bay Avenue Park, 0.2 km
Action Park Business Bay, 0.6 km
Safa Park, 2.5 km
Golf clubs
The Track Meydan Golf, 5.4 km
Dubai Hills Golf Club, 7.8 km
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 8.8 km
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 1.1 km
Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown, 1.6 km
Roxy City Walk Cinema, 1.8 km

Local Schools

DT1 has many schools nearby including Japanese School Dubai at 1.6 km and JSS Private School LLC at 1.8 km.

In terms of performance there are eight 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'.

Japanese School Dubai
1.6 km, Al Wasl
AED 20,500  •  Japanese
JSS Private School LLC
1.8 km, Al Wasl
AED 15,500  •  Indian
Horizon English School Dubai
2.0 km, Al Safa
AED 52,500  •  British
Global Indian International School Dubai
2.3 km, Al Quoz
AED 21,000  •  Indian

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 DT1.

Treehouse, Taj Dubai • Ladies Night • Treehouse (0.2 km)
SHIBUYA POP, Taj Dubai • Ladies Night • Miss Tess (0.2 km)
Secret Wonderland Brunch, Taj Dubai • Tesoro (0.2 km)
Wind Down Sundays
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
Flashback - Speakeasy Bar & Lounge (0.5 km)
Pin Up Wednesdays
Ladies Day •  1:00pm
Malibu Deck (0.5 km)
Wanted & Wild
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
Pacific Groove Restaurant & Lounge (0.5 km)
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Taikun (0.5 km)
Secret Wonderland Brunch
Brunch • Taj Dubai
Treehouse (0.2 km)
Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Taj Dubai
The Eloquent Elephant (0.2 km)
Saturday Premium Brunch
Brunch • Taj Dubai
Bombay Brasserie (0.2 km)
Asian Invasion Party Brunch
Brunch • Taj Dubai
Miss Tess (0.2 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to DT1.

Business Bay
Business Bay (0.6 km)
A new regional business hub with office and residential towers, landscaped gardens and a network of roads and waterways. 
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City Walk
City Walk (1.6 km)
A stylish, vibrant town-centre community combining residential, shopping, dining and attractions in the heart of the Jumeirah district.
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Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai International Financial Centre (2.6 km)
The financial quarter of Dubai comprising commercial, retail and residential districts, all three linked by a retail corridor
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Sheikh Zayed Road
Sheikh Zayed Road (2.9 km)
The 2km stretch of road between Business Bay and the World Trade Centre roundabout, flanked by walls of skyscrapers. 
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La Mer by Meraas
La Mer by Meraas (4.4 km)
A beachfront development with shopping, dining and entertainment areas stretching out to sea between Pearl Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bay.
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The Polo Residence
The Polo Residence (5.2 km)
A small gated community in Meydan City comprising 29 five-storey luxury apartment blocks, sports courts, swimming pool, a spa and shops.
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Al Kifaf
Al Kifaf (5.4 km)
The four residential towers of Park Gate Residences share this place with Zabeel Park, Etisalat Tower and the landmark Dubai Frame.
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DT1 Milestones
Date Launched
Construction Started
Date Completed
February 2021
Companies Associated with DT1
Architectural Consultant: LACASA Architects & Engineering Consultants

Design Stage

Images depicting the initial concept designs for DT1.

Projects often go though a number of design revisions as they progress and developers may or may not honour their original plans when it comes to architectural designs, amenities and landscaping. The images below are provided as a means to compare the original plans with the realised development.

Construction History

See the development of DT1 in photos.

DT1 Construction Progress

Main structure
Topped out
In early stages
In the late stages
In the late stages
MEP & interior fit-out

MEP = Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing.

The dates above refer to when we monitored the site and not the exact date that construction reached a particular stage.

Please note that our progress updates are visual estimations only and should not be confused with official progress reports issued by the government regulator.

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