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Uptown Tower
Updated: 24th November, 2022

Uptown Tower

Uptown Tower is a 78-storey mixed-use building under development in Uptown Dubai, Dubai.
Uptown Tower
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Building type
Mixed-use building
(Supertall skyscraper)
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Status
Under development
(In progress)
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Floors
78 floors
Building specifications
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Overview
Uptown Tower is a 78-storey mixed-use building under development in Uptown Dubai, Dubai.
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The developer
The project is being developed by Dubai Multi Commodities Center.
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Timeline
Construction began in September 2017.
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Height
340 metres (1,115 feet)
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Units
The development will contain an estimated 417 units.
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Hotel operator
The hotel will be operated by Accor Hotels.
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The architect
The architectural consultant is WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, the architectural consultant is Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP and the architectural consultant is Rockwell Group.
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Interiors
The interior design is being handled by Rockwell Group.
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The contractor
The main building work is being done by Belhasa Six Construct, Interiors International Industries LLC., Turner International Middle East and BIC Contracting and the foundation work is being carried out by MAST Piling & Foundation Contracting.
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Amenities
Amenities will include conference facilities and restaurants.
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Additional information
  • Uptown Tower is one of Uptown Dubai’s two super tall towers that anchor the ten million sq ft development.

  • It contains 188 luxury hotel rooms and suites, high-end restaurants, health spas, conference facilities, grade A offices, and 229 uniquely designed branded residences.

  • Uptown Tower’s architecture was conceptualized by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Adrian Smith designed the Burj Khalifa while he was Design Partner at SOM Chicago.

  • The building ‘replicates the brilliance of diamonds through its faceted glass façade that illuminates the interior spaces with natural light while filtering out harsh glare’.

  • The interiors of the luxury hotel, including the restaurants and health spa, were designed by New York based architecture and design firm Rockwell Group.

  • A two-level central plaza on the podium includes coffee shops, restaurants, retail spaces and entertainment zones.

  • Rockwell Group’s scope of work included the design of the super tall tower’s first premium 5-Star hotel and branded residences, which went on sale in early 2018.

  • The contract to build Uptown Tower, the first super-tall tower in Uptown Dubai district, was awarded to BESIX (Belhasa Six Construct).

  • The super-tall is a LEED Gold Certified Building and home to a state-of-the-art DMCC Business Hub.

  • By January 2022 the developer announced that nearly 25% of the commercial space had been pre-leased.

  • During the tower's construction, over 23,000 trucks delivered approximately 140,000 cubic metres of concrete, with around 30,000 tonnes of steel used for reinforcement.

  • In mid 2022 the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the world’s leading authority on diamonds, coloured stones and pearls, announced that it is to establish a new laboratory to serve the global gem trade in Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).

  • The GIA laboratory will occupy over 41,000 square feet on two floors in Uptown Tower in a nine-year deal. It is set to open in mid-2023 and would see up to 500 skilled new jobs created in DMCC’s business district.

  • The UAE is currently the world’s largest rough diamond trading hub, recording $11 billion worth of rough and polished diamond trade in Q1 2022, a 36 percent year-on-year increase.

  • As of August 2022 all of the office floors have been fully leased, prior to the towers completion.


Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From Uptown Tower it takes roughly 18 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 10 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 15 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 10 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 26 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 29 minutes' drive.*


Uptown Tower Location

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

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Attractions
The Walk JBR, 2.2 km
Switch Bowling, 2.8 km
Madame Tussauds, 2.8 km
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Parks & beaches
JLT Park, 1.7 km
Marina Beach, 2.1 km
Al Nakhla Park, 5.8 km
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Golf clubs
Emirates Golf Club, 3.6 km
Montgomerie Golf Course, 3.6 km
Jumeirah Golf Estates Golf Course, 7.4 km
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Cinemas
Reel Cinemas, Dubai Marina Mall, 1.8 km
Roxy Marina Beach Cinema, 2.1 km
Novo Cinema Ibn Battuta Mall, 2.4 km

Local Schools

Uptown Tower has many schools nearby including Emirates International School Meadows at 1.5 km and Dubai British School Jumeirah Park at 2.6 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 Dubai British School Emirates Hills which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and Emirates International School Meadows which has a rating of 'Very good'.

Emirates International School Meadows
1.5 km, The Meadows
AED 51,500  •  IB
Dubai British School Jumeirah Park
2.6 km, Jumeirah Park
AED 68,000  •  British
Dubai British School Emirates Hills
2.9 km, Emirates Hills
AED 60,000  •  British
The Winchester School
3.0 km, Jebel Ali District
AED 20,000  •  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 Uptown Tower.

Nara Pan Asian, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers • Ladies Night • Nara Pan Asian (0.7 km)
Ooh la la Thursdays, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers • Ladies Night • Couqley French Bistro and Bar (0.7 km)
Saturday Night Brunch, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers • Nara Pan Asian (0.7 km)
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Jazz @ Pizza Express JLT (0.7 km)
UBK (Urban Bar & Kitchen)
Ladies Night •  9:00pm
Urban Bar & Kitchen (UBK) (0.7 km)
McGett-together
Ladies Night •  6:00pm
McGettigan’s JLT (0.8 km)
Bella Bella
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
Leonardo (1.2 km)
Friday Night Brunch
Brunch • Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Nara Pan Asian (0.7 km)
The Stage Brunch JLT
Brunch • Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Jazz @ Pizza Express JLT (0.7 km)
Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Jazz @ Pizza Express JLT (0.7 km)
Indoor Garden Brunch
Brunch • Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Urban Bar & Kitchen (UBK) (0.7 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to Uptown Tower.

Jumeirah Islands
Jumeirah Islands (1.1 km)
736 villas with swimming pools and gardens grouped in clusters on 46 small ‘islands' surrounded by lakes, water features and greenery.
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Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Jumeirah Lakes Towers (1.2 km)
87 towers arranged in clusters around three lakes and a park, comprising commercial, residential, hotels, shops and leisure facilities. 
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Jumeirah Park
Jumeirah Park (1.3 km)
Jumeirah Park is a family-orientated residential community of 2,000 family villas, surrounded by parks and green spaces.
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The Meadows
The Meadows (1.6 km)
Over 1,800 villas set among mature tree-lined streets and scenic lakes, with playgrounds, swimming pools and a community centre.
Read more
Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina (2.0 km)
The 3km-long, densely populated Marina is encircled by 180 residential skyscrapers, hotels, a mall, a cinema, cafés and restaurants.
Read more
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Jumeirah Beach Residence (2.1 km)
The biggest residential quarter in the world - 35 towers able to house 15,000 people on a 1.7km stretch between Dubai Marina and the sea.
Read more
Emirates Living
Emirates Living (2.6 km)
One of the most desirable residential neighbourhoods, combining the exclusive Emirates Hills with six family-oriented communities.
Read more
Bluewaters Island
Bluewaters Island (2.9 km)
An island off the Jumeirah Beach Residence coast containing sleek residential, hospitality and retail, plus the Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel.
Read more
Uptown Tower Milestones
Date Launched
April 2018
Estimated Handover Date
Q4 2020
Revised Estimated Handover Date
Q4 2022
Construction Started
September 2017
Companies Associated with Uptown Tower
Hotel Operator: Accor Hotels
Architectural Consultant: WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Architectural Consultant: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP
Interior Designer: Rockwell Group
Building Contractor: Belhasa Six Construct
Building Contractor: BIC Contracting

Construction Updates

See the development of Uptown Tower in photos:

Uptown Tower Construction Progress

Project status: In progress
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In early stages

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 2019

    The piling and raft works were completed In August 2018.

  • March 2019

    Approximately 290 foundation piles were installed to support Uptown Tower and the podium at Uptown Dubai.

  • March 2019

    The raft foundation, comprising of 2,500 tonnes of steel and over 12,000 cubic metres of concrete, was laid during a continuous 46-hour operation.

  • December 2020

    The Uptown Tower reached the 153 metre mark in December 2020, 187 metres short of the top.

  • November 2021

    By November 2021 the project had reached 260m of its full 340m height, with 68 floors completed.

  • January 2022

    Construction has topped out at 329 metres. Façade work is 90% complete.

  • January 2022

    According to the contractor, the building has topped out.

  • August 2022

    The façade of Uptown Tower, comprising 8,542 glass panels, was fully installed by July 2022. The work started in August 2020, and at peak installation an entire floor of the building, equating to 140 panels, was installed every two days.

  • August 2022

    Utilising an integrated design and manufacturing approach, the process of conceptualising and installing the façade was completed by using innovative technologies such as 3D modelling and digital tracking systems.

  • August 2022

    In March 2021, the Uptown Tower became the world’s first supertall structure to leverage robotics for its lift installations.

  • August 2022

    In September 2021, Empower began providing district cooling services to Uptown Tower.

  • August 2022

    In March 2022, DMCC said it was installing solar car shades across JLT parking lots as part of its sustainability push.

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