Progress Made on DMCC's Super Tall Tower in Uptown Dubai District |

Foundations Complete on Dubai’s Next Super Tall Tower

Confirmation that the foundations were completed for the new skyscraper in JLT’s new Uptown Dubai district was shared by DMCC

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28 August 2018

Last updated on 5 August 2019
by Rebecca Roberts
DMCC Uptown Dubai Development

DMCC are making headway with JLT’s new district, Uptown Dubai, as foundations for the first super tall tower have been completed.

If you haven’t driven by recently, you may be unaware of the rapid pace at which the Dubai-based freezone operator, DMCC, are working on the new Uptown Dubai development.

Following a name-change at the Jumeirah Lake Towers Dubai Metro station, the master developer are making headway in what is most certainly an exciting addition to this area of the city.

The completion of the foundations of Uptown Dubai’s first super tall tower is certainly showing that the development is proceeding ‘on pace’, as a statement confirmed.

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Originally named Burj2020, the Uptown Dubai district will become home to Dubai’s newest super tall office tower. This tower will have high-end restaurants, health spas, conference facilities, offices and even 237 branded residences.

It’s one of two super tall towers that were designed by architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill – who is also behind the 1km-high Kingdom Tower in Saudi – that will make up the focal point of the Uptown Dubai area.

What is DMCC in Dubai?

Having broken the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle by surface area, the name of DMCC may already be on your mind. Pair that with the new JLT Dubai Metro name, and we’d be surprised if you haven’t heard of the developer already.

Established in 2002 as a strategic initiative of the government of Dubai, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) provide physical, market and financial infrastructure to help establish Dubai as a hub for global commodities trade.

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The company regulate, promote and facilitate trade across a range of goods of gold, diamonds and precious metals to tea, food and industrial materials.

DMCC in Dubai

What is the Uptown Dubai development in JLT?

Despite work being done over the past year or so, there are still no official images or renders of what the final development will look like.

Concepts were shared back in 2015, promising that the ‘Burj2020’ would become ‘the diamond’ of the city’s skyline, but it is believed that a design change has occurred – there will now be two super tall towers, instead of one as originally proposed.

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What we do know, however, is that Uptown Dubai will feature more than 200 retail outlets and restaurants, as well as 3,000 residences across the 10 million square foot of space.

At this stage of the project, more than 150 piles have been installed for the tower – with another 140 put in place to support the first phase of a podium, which will feature a two-level central plaza and will include F&B outlets, retail spaces and entertainment zones. In fact, the central plaza will be larger than New York’s Times Square.

Dubai’s new super tall tower will also feature luxury hotel rooms and suites, in partnership with Accor Hotels’ luxury lifestyle hotel brand, SO/.