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Propsearch guide to Dubai real estate: Developments

Fifty Two Forty Two (52|42)

Multi-building complex, Dubai Marina, Dubai
Fifty Two Forty Two Key Information
Location type
Multi-building complex
Under development
Also known as
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Piling Contractor
  • Fifty Two Forty Two is a multi-building complex under development in Dubai Marina, Dubai.
  • The development comprises two individual buildings: Fifty Two Tower and Forty Two Tower.
  • The project was launched in April 2016.
  • The estimated handover date was September 2020.
  • The project is being developed by Emaar Properties.
  • The architect of the project is Dewan Architects & Engineers.
  • The interior design is being done by RSP Architects Planners & Engineers.
  • Shapoorji Pallonji has been appointed as the main contractor and the piling work is being carried out by International Foundation Group.
  • Other companies involved with Fifty Two Forty Two include Ramboll Engineers, Nottingham Mechanical & Electrical Consulting and Gleeds.
  • From Fifty Two Forty Two it takes roughly 19 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 11 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 17 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 13 minutes to The Walk JBR.
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 28 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 31 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.
  • Fifty Two Forty Two, or 52|42, is on one of the last plots of land in the Marina to be claimed and brings the master development ever closer to completion.

  • The project was launched in April 2016 by Emaar Properties who are also the master developer of Duabi Marina and creators of its first buildings, Marina Towers, at the north end of the marina.

  • The towers consist of one-, two- and three- bedroom ultra-luxury apartments, most of which will have marina and sea views.

  • As the name suggests, the western tower will have 52 floors and the eastern tower will have 42 floors.

  • The buildings are angled northwards so that the apartments will overlook Bluewaters Island and the Dubai Eye ferris wheel as well as JBR and Dubai Marina.

  • The towers are situated at the far south end of Dubai Marina adjcacent to the main Bluewaters Island bridge road. This means they will have direct access to both Sheikh Zayed Road and Bluewaters Island.

  • Fifty Two Forty Two will contain a fully equipped gym as well as swimming pools, a children's play area and a multi-purpose hall.

  • The podium level will contain infinity pools, gardens and private terraces as well as retail outlets and restaurants.

  • As with several other Emaar towers their design is inspired by the art deco architecture of many buildings in New York and Chicago.

  • 52|42 coincides with the launch of the Immo Prestige Residential Tower at the far north of the marina. Once built these two flagship projects will effectively complete the 20 year masterplan of the Dubai Marina development just in time for Expo 2020.

Fifty Two Forty Two Milestones
Date Launched
April 2016
Estimated Handover Date
September 2020
Proximity to landmarks
Palm Jumeirah
11 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
31 mins drive
La Mer by Meraas
28 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
14 mins drive
Dubai Mall
19 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
17 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
9 mins drive
The Walk JBR
13 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
28 mins drive

Construction Updates

Fifty Two Forty Two Construction Progress

Groundwork/shoring underway
Foundation complete
Main structure
In early stages
Roughly 25% complete
Roughly 50% complete
In the late stages
Topped out
Roughly 25% complete
Roughly 75% complete
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.

  • Apr 2016

    Part of the plot is land reclaimed from the sea. Between September 2014 and June 2015 the marina's south wall was extended to the east and the land was filled in.

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