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Wasl Tower
Updated: 6th February, 2022

Wasl Tower

Wasl Tower
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Building type
Mixed-use building
(Skyscraper)
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Status
Under development
(2015)
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Floors
63 floors
Building specifications
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Overview
Wasl Tower is a 63-storey mixed-use building under development in Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.
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The developer
The project is being developed by Wasl Properties.
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Timeline
Construction began in 2015 and was due for completion by Q4 2020.
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Height
300 metres (984 feet)
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The architect
The architect of the project is UNStudio.
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The contractor
Saleh Constructions has been appointed as the main contractor and the piling work is being carried out by APCC Piling Foundation Contracting.
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Timeline
The project was launched in February 2015. The estimated handover date was Q4 2020. Construction began in 2015.
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Additional information
  • The building was designed by internationally renowned architects and engineers, Ben van Berkel and Werner Sobek.

  • UNStudio is the lead architect of the project with U+A Architects acting as the architect of record.

  • The lead engineer of the project is Werner Sobek with additional engineering duties being served by DeSimone.

  • The tower will contain a 257-room Mandarin Oriental hotel from floors 16 to 38, and 144 serviced residences on the upper floors of the building, as well as a series of vertical gardens designed by Amsterdam-based UNStudio.

  • There is a light museum inside the building which showcases new and historic technologies in the field.

  • The tower has the world’s tallest ceramic façade which helps regulate the internal temperature of the building as well as reducing the surrounding noise. The vertical gardens help to reduce carbon dioxide levels in building.

  • The residential sections of the tower are supported by sports facilities, retail outlets, restaurants and cafes in an attempt to create self-contained living quarters.

  • The exterior features a lighting rig which can be adjusted throughout the year to reflect various events and occasions.


Wasl Tower Location

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

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Attractions
Fountains at Dubai Mall, 1.1 km
Dubai Aquarium, 1.2 km
Dubai Ice Rink, 1.3 km
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Parks & beaches
Bay Avenue Park, 1.4 km
Action Park Business Bay, 1.9 km
Mercato Beach, 2.5 km
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Golf clubs
The Track Meydan Golf, 6.3 km
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 8.1 km
Dubai Hills Golf Club, 9.1 km
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Cinemas
Roxy City Walk Cinema, 0.7 km
Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown, 1.1 km
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 1.2 km

Local Schools

Wasl Tower has many schools nearby including Japanese School Dubai at 1.9 km and Jumeira Baccalaureate School at 2.0 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
1.9 km, Al Wasl
AED 20,500  •  Japanese
Jumeira Baccalaureate School
2.0 km, Jumeirah 1
AED 63,500  •  IB
JSS Private School LLC
2.2 km, Al Wasl
AED 15,500  •  Indian
Horizon English School Dubai
2.4 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 Wasl Tower.

CÉ LA VI, The Address Residence Sky View • Ladies Night • CÉ LA VI (0.3 km)
Wakame, Sofitel Dubai Downtown • Ladies Night • Wakame (0.4 km)
Secret Dinner Party, The Address Residence Sky View • CÉ LA VI (0.3 km)
Fogo de Chão
Ladies Night • Wednesday 7:00pm
Fogo de Chão (0.7 km)
Dolce
Ladies Night • Tuesday 8:00pm
3BK (0.9 km)
Thursday at Burj Khalifa
Ladies Night • Thursday 8:00pm
3BK (0.9 km)
Grapeskin
Ladies Night • Sunday 7:00pm
Grapeskin (0.9 km)
Brunch On 54
Brunch • The Address Residence Sky View
CÉ LA VI (0.3 km)
The "Tipsy" Brunch
Brunch • Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Tipsy Lion (0.4 km)
Saturday Day Brunch
Brunch • Dusit Thani Dubai
24th St. World Street Food (0.5 km)
Saturday Evening Brunch
Brunch • Dusit Thani Dubai
24th St. World Street Food (0.5 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

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

City Walk
City Walk (0.6 km)
A stylish, vibrant town-centre community combining residential, shopping, dining and attractions in the heart of the Jumeirah district.
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Downtown Dubai
Downtown Dubai (1.0 km)
A huge residential and commercial development. Home to Dubai landmarks - Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain and Dubai Opera.
Read more
Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai International Financial Centre (1.6 km)
The financial quarter of Dubai comprising commercial, retail and residential districts, all three linked by a retail corridor
Read more
Business Bay
Business Bay (1.9 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 (3.1 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 (4.3 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 (5.4 km)
A wellness centre providing long-term care, spa resorts, sports medicine facilities, waterfront residences and nutrition centres in Jadaf.
Read more
Wasl Tower Milestones
Date Launched
February 2015
Estimated Handover Date
Q4 2020
Construction Started
2015
Companies Associated with Wasl Tower
Developer: Wasl Properties
Cost Consultant: Kulkarni Quantity Surveyors
Architectural Consultant: UNStudio
Engineering Consultant: Werner Sobek
Contractor: Saleh Constructions
MEP Consultant: Seed Engineering Consultants

Construction Updates

See the development of Wasl Tower in photos.

Wasl Tower Construction Progress

Main structure
2020
Feb
Roughly 25% complete

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.

  • June 2017

    The Dh1.46 billion contract to build Wasl Tower was awarded to Arabtec in May 2017.

  • January 2019

    Concrete construction has reached the 12th floor

  • August 2021

    Saleh Constructions LLC has picked up the construction contract after the downfall of Arabtec in 2020.

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