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Il Primo
Updated: 25th June, 2022

Il Primo

Il Primo
Building type
Residential building
(Supertall skyscraper)
Under development
77 floors
(6 basement floors)
Building specifications
Il Primo is a 77-storey residential building under development in The Opera District, Downtown Dubai, Dubai.
The developer
The project is being developed by Emaar Properties.
Construction began in 2017 and was due for completion by August 2021.
Floors below ground
340 metres (1,115 feet)
Unit types
Four-bedroom apartments
Five-bedroom apartments
The development will contain an estimated 116 units.
Project manager
Mace has been appointed as the project manager.
The architect
The architect of the project is WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff.
The contractor
TAV Construction has been appointed as the main contractor and the piling work is being carried out by International Foundation Group.
The substructure contains six basement levels which are dedicated to parking.
Bedroom layouts
The building will contain a mix of four- and five-bedroom apartments.
The project was launched in May 2016. The estimated handover date was September 2020 which was later revised to August 2021. Construction began in 2017.
Additional information
  • Il Primo is situated on the northern side of the Opera District alongside Burj Khalifa.

  • The so-called “lateral" apartments take up either half or a whole floor. The larger apartments are around 4,979 sq ft in size with a balcony terrace of 708 sq ft. The smaller ones are 4,979 sq ft and have 279 sq ft balconies.

  • All apartments have full-height glazing offering views of the Opera House, Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai.

  • The interiors are tastefully designed and crafted, with marble features, sleek wooden elements, and modern pieces.

  • Amenities provided in the podium include a gym, cigar lounge, games room, a library, cinema and spa.

  • The building provides unrivalled views of the Dubai Fountains and Burj Khalifa, and with its prime location residents can expect to be part of grand celebrations and entertainment events throughout the year.

  • In 2019 a five-bedroom Il Primo apartment was sold off-plan for Dh43.5 million.

  • The "Il Primo Signature Line" is a collection of 4-, 5- and 6-bedroom apartments and duplex units. The original selling prices for these properties started at AED 17.9m.

  • The tower is now topped out.

Available property

Il Primo Location

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

Fountains at Dubai Mall, 0.4 km
Dubai Aquarium, 0.7 km
Dubai Ice Rink, 0.7 km
Parks & beaches
Bay Avenue Park, 0.7 km
Action Park Business Bay, 1.2 km
The Block, 2.7 km
Golf clubs
The Track Meydan Golf, 5.5 km
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 8.3 km
Dubai Hills Golf Club, 8.4 km
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 0.7 km
Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown, 1.0 km
Roxy City Walk Cinema, 1.5 km

Local Schools

Il Primo has many schools nearby including Japanese School Dubai at 1.8 km and JSS Private School LLC at 2.1 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
1.8 km, Al Wasl
AED 20,500  •  Japanese
JSS Private School LLC
2.1 km, Al Wasl
AED 15,500  •  Indian
Horizon English School Dubai
2.3 km, Al Safa
AED 52,500  •  British
Jumeira Baccalaureate School
2.8 km, Jumeirah 1
AED 63,500  •  IB

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 Il Primo.

Loose Lips, Burj Khalifa • Ladies Night • 3BK (0.2 km)
Thursday at Burj Khalifa, Burj Khalifa • Ladies Night • 3BK (0.2 km)
Secret Brunch at Burj Khalifa, Burj Khalifa • 3BK (0.2 km)
Ladies Love Karma
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
Karma Kafé (0.5 km)
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
Kanpai (0.5 km)
Claw BBQ
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
Claw BBQ (0.5 km)
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Wakame (0.5 km)
Blushing Dragon Thursday Brunch
Brunch • Souk al Bahar
Karma Kafé (0.5 km)
Blushing Dragon Friday Brunch
Brunch • Souk al Bahar
Karma Kafé (0.5 km)
Blushing Dragon Brunch
Brunch • Souk al Bahar
Karma Kafé (0.5 km)
Brunch • Souk al Bahar
Karma Kafé (0.5 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to Il Primo.

Downtown Dubai
Downtown Dubai (0.2 km)
A huge residential and commercial development. Home to Dubai landmarks - Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain and Dubai Opera.
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Business Bay
Business Bay (1.2 km)
A new regional business hub with office and residential towers, landscaped gardens and a network of roads and waterways. 
Read more
City Walk
City Walk (1.3 km)
A stylish, vibrant town-centre community combining residential, shopping, dining and attractions in the heart of the Jumeirah district.
Read more
Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai International Financial Centre (2.0 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 (2.3 km)
The 2km stretch of road between Business Bay and the World Trade Centre roundabout, flanked by walls of skyscrapers. 
Read more
La Mer by Meraas
La Mer by Meraas (4.0 km)
A beachfront development with shopping, dining and entertainment areas stretching out to sea between Pearl Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bay.
Read more
Al Kifaf
Al Kifaf (4.8 km)
The four residential towers of Park Gate Residences share this place with Zabeel Park, Etisalat Tower and the landmark Dubai Frame.
Read more
Healthcare City Phase 2
Healthcare City Phase 2 (5.2 km)
A wellness centre providing long-term care, spa resorts, sports medicine facilities, waterfront residences and nutrition centres in Jadaf.
Read more
Il Primo Milestones
Date Launched
May 2016
Estimated Handover Date
September 2020
Revised Estimated Handover Date
August 2021
Construction Started
Companies Associated with Il Primo
Developer: Emaar Properties
Project Manager: Mace
Cost Consultant: Aecom
Architectural Consultant: WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Contractor: TAV Construction
Piling Contractor: International Foundation Group

Construction Updates

See the development of Il Primo in photos.

Il Primo Construction Progress

Main structure
Roughly 25% complete
Roughly 50% complete
Roughly 75% complete
Topped out
Roughly 75% complete
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.

  • March 2017

    Quarter 4 2016 status: detailed design is in progress; main works contract is being tendered; shoring works started on 20 Dec 16.

  • June 2021

    The tower has topped out.

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