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The Index
Updated: 24th June, 2022

The Index

The Index
Building type
Mixed-use building
(Supertall skyscraper)
80 floors
Building specifications
The Index is a 80-storey mixed-use building in Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai.
The developer
The project was developed by Union Properties.
Construction began in 2005 and was completed by 2010.
Key dates
Construction began in 2005 and was completed by 2010.
The architect
The architect of the project was Foster + Partners.
The contractor
The main building work was done by Multiplex and the piling work was carried out by Swissboring Overseas Piling Corporation.
Construction began in 2005 and was completed by 2010.
Additional information
  • Winner of the CTBUH award for ‘Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa 2011.

  • The characteristic long and narrow floor plan design is a result of the need for a column-free flexible office space whilst maximising natural light throughout.

  • In order to achieve an open office space the structural cores had to be pushed to the edges of the building and a solid A-frame shape was devised to help dissipate any wind or seismic forces. The weight of the upper residential section is spread across a huge steel beam that transfers the load to the lower A-frame cores.

  • The architectural design was partly inspired by the John Hancock Centre in Chicago.

  • The lower outside space is surrounded by a 200-metre-long pool and benefits from its own microclimate created by a shaded atrium which is naturally cooled by the downdraft of the building facade.

  • The east to west orientation shields the office spaces from intense sunlight in the morning and evening and the south face of the tower features shading elements which help to keep the building cool.

  • The building is crowned with 12 luxury duplex and triplex penthouses with private swimming pools.

  • The original master plan had specified two separate residential and commercial towers which were later consolidated into a single mixed use tower with offices on the lower 25 floors and residential apartments and penthouses above.

  • A sky lobby with restaurants, shops, a gym and a swimming pool divides the upper and lower sections.

Available property

The Index Location

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

Dubai Aquarium, 1.1 km
Dubai Ice Rink, 1.2 km
PVRK, 1.3 km
Parks & beaches
Bay Avenue Park, 2.1 km
Action Park Business Bay, 2.6 km
The Block, 2.7 km
Golf clubs
The Track Meydan Golf, 6.1 km
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 7.1 km
Dubai Hills Golf Club, 9.7 km
Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown, 0.5 km
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 1.1 km
Roxy City Walk Cinema, 1.5 km

Local Schools

The Index has many schools nearby including Jumeira Baccalaureate School at 2.3 km and Japanese School Dubai 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 Horizon English School Dubai which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and Jumeirah English Speaking School which also has a rating of 'Outstanding'.

Jumeira Baccalaureate School
2.3 km, Jumeirah 1
AED 63,500  •  IB
Japanese School Dubai
2.9 km, Al Wasl
AED 20,500  •  Japanese
JSS Private School LLC
3.2 km, Al Wasl
AED 15,500  •  Indian
Horizon English School Dubai
3.4 km, Al Safa
AED 52,500  •  British

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 The Index.

Original Wings & Rings, Liberty House • Ladies Night • Original Wings & Rings (0.2 km)
Fogo de Chão, Central Park Towers • Ladies Night • Fogo de Chão (0.3 km)
Night Brunch, Liberty House • Original Wings & Rings (0.2 km)
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Vibe (0.6 km)
Antika Bar
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Antika (0.7 km)
Bubbles in the City
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
BOLLA (0.7 km)
Ladies on Top
Ladies Night •  9:00pm
Level 43 (0.8 km)
Family Weekend Brunch
Brunch • Liberty House
Original Wings & Rings (0.2 km)
Family Weekend Brunch
Brunch • Liberty House
Original Wings & Rings (0.2 km)
Rio Brazilian Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Central Park Towers
Fogo de Chão (0.3 km)
Sunday Brunch
Brunch • Central Park Towers
Fogo de Chão (0.3 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to The Index.

Sheikh Zayed Road
Sheikh Zayed Road (1.0 km)
The 2km stretch of road between Business Bay and the World Trade Centre roundabout, flanked by walls of skyscrapers. 
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Downtown Dubai
Downtown Dubai (1.3 km)
A huge residential and commercial development. Home to Dubai landmarks - Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain and Dubai Opera.
Read more
City Walk
City Walk (1.5 km)
A stylish, vibrant town-centre community combining residential, shopping, dining and attractions in the heart of the Jumeirah district.
Read more
Business Bay
Business Bay (2.6 km)
A new regional business hub with office and residential towers, landscaped gardens and a network of roads and waterways. 
Read more
La Mer by Meraas
La Mer by Meraas (3.2 km)
A beachfront development with shopping, dining and entertainment areas stretching out to sea between Pearl Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bay.
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Al Kifaf
Al Kifaf (3.4 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 (4.5 km)
A wellness centre providing long-term care, spa resorts, sports medicine facilities, waterfront residences and nutrition centres in Jadaf.
Read more
The Index Milestones
Construction Started
Date Completed
Companies Associated with The Index
Developer: Union Properties
Architectural Consultant: Foster + Partners
Engineering Consultant: BG&E Engineering
Contractor: Multiplex

Design Stage

Images depicting the initial concept designs for The Index.

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.

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