is building yet another extremely impressive building in Dubai, the Nakheel Harbour & Tower.
At the core of the Nakheel Harbour & Tower development is a tower more than a kilometre high and
an inner city harbour. The development will cover an area of more than 270
hectares and become home to more than 55,000 people, a workplace for 45,000 more and
has ambitions of attracting millions of visitors each year.
"There is nothing like it in
Dubai," His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said. "Nakheel Harbour & Tower is located in the
heart of 'new Dubai', where we have focused on creating a true community, a location for living, working, relaxing and entertaining, for art and
culture. All of this is concentrated in one area."
In line with Nakheel's role in shaping Dubai's future and creating some of the world's most iconic developments, Nakheel Harbour & Tower
incorporates elements from great Islamic cities of the past - the gardens of Alhambra in Spain, the harbour of Alexandria in Egypt, the
promenade of Tangier in Morocco and the bridges of Isfahan in Iran.
"With Islamic influences governing its design, Nakheel Tower has been able to reach its height of more than a kilometre. This inspired approach
has enabled us to achieve a number of amazing feats of engineering, for example the Tower will be the world's tallest concrete structure," said
Nakheel Tower will have four individual towers within a single structure – a groundbreaking engineering feat. A distinctive crescent-shaped
podium encircles the base and complements its remarkable height.
"Nakheel has sought inspiration not just from Islamic design but also from the Islamic principles of inclusion, innovation, diversity, excellence,
growth and progress. These are the same principles that have motivated and guided Islamic culture and helped create its great cities throughout
history. Now they are shaping the cities of the future," enthused His Excellency Sultan Bin
The multibillion dollar Nakheel Harbour & Tower development will include
250,000 sqm of hotels and hospitality space, 100,000 sqm of retail space
and huge expanses of green spaces including canal walks, parks and landscaping.
The new development is geographically central to the
Emirate of Dubai, at the intersection of Sheikh Zayed Road and the Arabian Canal; and will also complement Nakheel's surrounding
developments including Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Islands, Discovery Gardens and Ibn Battuta shopping mall.
The Nakheel Harbour & Tower development minimises car use and maximises train, bus and water transportation. A complete transportation
hub blends into the harbour area with metro transportation combined with a unique water transport interchange, with Abra & Dhow station links.
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