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Ithra Dubai lays down over 26,000m3 of Concrete to inaugurate the launch of One Za’abeel

01 Feb, 2018
Ithra Dubai lays down over 26,000m3 of Concrete to inaugurate the launch of One Za’abeel

One Za’abeel’s Distinctive Towers Will Re-shape Dubai’s Magnificent Skyline

Dubai, December, 2017 – In a milestone ceremony last month, 26,000 cubic meters of concrete was poured over a 7,600 square meter raft foundation footprint. Taking an estimated 132 hours, the pour was one of the largest in the UAE. This ceremony marks the launch of the construction phase of ‘One Za’abeel’.

The iconic One Za’abeel, developed by Ithra Dubai, a wholly owned subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), is located at the heart of Dubai forming a gateway between the old and the new business districts, at the World Trade Centre roundabout.

Issam Galadari, Director and CEO of Ithra Dubai, announced “With the appointment of ALEC Engineering & Contracting as the main contractor, the project entered an exciting phase of construction. After the pour, it is only a matter of time before One Za’abeel and its “Linx”, the panoramic sky concourse traversing the two towers, reshape the ever-exciting Dubai Skyline.” “One Za’abeel,” he added, “will present a new kind of sustainable development for residents, tenants and visitors alike, offering an elevated lifestyle.”

Kez Taylor, CEO of ALEC Engineering & Contracting said “‘One Za’abeel is an iconic and revolutionary construction project. It is a fantastic development, that will test the skills of building, and we are proud to be working alongside Ithra Dubai and the consultants to make this world class project a success.”

The project comprises two adjacent towers, 67 and 57 stories high respectively, constructed atop a retail podium and connected by a unique cantilevered floor perched 100 meters above the ground. This one-of-a-kind concourse called ‘The Linx’, will be open to the public and will offer a choice of attractions, performances, Michelin Star restaurants, and lounges. The 3- storey retail podium at ground level, named ‘The Gallery’, will house iconic retail experiences with a range of high-end retail facilities and leisure experiences.

The One Za’abeel development includes a high-end residential component – apartments in single or duplex formats as well as commercial space ideally suited for prestigious offices and multinational headquarters. One Za’abeel will also house both a luxury hotel and an ultra-luxury hotel providing convenient and upmarket hospitality services for corporate visitors and affluent tourists.

One Za’abeel undoubtedly reflects the pioneering spirit of Dubai, a city never afraid to embrace innovation and progress. With site excavation, foundation works, shoring and piling works completed, and the construction of seven subterranean levels under way, the project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2020. By which time, the development will encompass a total of 480,000 square meters distributed across the two towers, the iconic Linx, the 3-floor Gallery and its seven basement levels.

About Ithra Dubai: Ithra Dubai LLC, wholly owned by Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), develops and manages real estate projects in Dubai and around the globe. Ithra Dubai’s rich portfolio of projects are designed to embrace diversity, shape happy communities, and bring prosperity to many. The portfolio of real estate projects delivers mixed-use, inclusive communities, commercial, residential, leisure and retail spaces, and upmarket hospitality facilities.

About One Za’abeel: A symbol of ambition, innovation and the pioneering spirit of Dubai, One Za’abeel stands proudly at the heart of the city, a destination that both captivates and inspires. With residences, businesses and leisure experiences that flow seamlessly together, the impressive but approachable development will promise the people of Dubai an elevated lifestyle.

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