Dubai freezone operator DMCC has awarded the contract to build the first super tall tower in its Uptown Dubai district to BESIX’s Dubai-based entity Belhasa Six Construct, it announced on Sunday.
The contract for the 78-storey building was awarded after an “extensive and competitive international tender process”, a statement said.
The size of the deal was not disclosed.
Named ‘Uptown Tower’, the super tall building will comprise high-end restaurants, conference facilities, grade A offices, 237 branded residences and a health spa.
It will also feature luxury hotel rooms and suites in partnership with Accor Hotels’ luxury lifestyle hotel brand, SO/ – its debut project in the Middle East.
Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Uptown Tower will feature a faceted glass façade aimed to resemble diamonds. Last year, DMCC appointed Rockwell Group, a New York based firm, as the interior designer for the tower.
In August, DMCC confirmed that foundation works for the tower had been completed.
“Awarding Six Construct the contract to construct Uptown Tower is an important step in bringing the much-anticipated Uptown Dubai district to life. The quality on show from the bids received was incredibly high,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman, DMCC.
Located close to DMCC’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), the Uptown Dubai development – formerly known as Burj2020 – will include more than 10 million square feet of grade A commercial and residential space, more than 200 retail and food and beverage outlets and 3,000 residences.
Other features seven high rise towers, a central entertainment plaza and several luxury hotels.