Azizi Developments will resume work on what will become Dubai’s second-tallest skyscraper, Entisar Tower, which will also be one of the tallest in the world upon completion.
Being developed at a cost of $816 million (AED3 billion) on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road, the 570-meter, 122-story residential and commercial tower will house residential apartments on the first 100 floors, and a luxury hotel on the remaining 22.
In an update, the Dubai-based developer, which had purchased the site from Meydan, which had planned an earlier version of the tower, said that it is currently consulting with Atkins to finalize the design based on its feedback.
“We are delighted to announce that Azizi Developments has pushed the boundaries of innovation with the development of one of the tallest towers in Dubai,” said Azizi group chairman Mirwais Azizi.
“The tower will be a stunning new addition to Sheikh Zayed Road – the main artery of the city – and will rival the world’s most well-known skyscrapers in terms of both scale and quality of design.”
The project is scheduled for completion between 2021 and 2022, though Azizi is aiming to deliver the tower on a fast-track basis, somewhere between 39 and 44 months.
Azizi told Construction Week in an exclusive interview in February 2018 that the development is the most “ambitious construction project” the developer has ever embarked upon.
“I am looking at every square foot of this project very seriously to ensure it finishes successfully and is delivered on time,” Mirwais added.
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