The White House of Dubai Emirates Towers
The Emirates Towers were built in the late 1990s and early 2000s. They are now home to a hotel and government offices. To this day, the towers remain one of the most iconic towers in Dubai. This is from its unique design.
The project is a major highlight to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The structure is symbolic of two towers of prominence in the city.
What to Know About Emirates Towers
The Emirates Towers Metro station is easily accessible to the airport and other key attractions around the city. These include Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai Mall, and the magnificent Burj Khalifa-the World’s tallest building.
The Emirates Towers offers its tenants and guests high-quality amenities. These include restaurants, coffee shops, pharmacy, banks, gym, and car parking complimented with valet services.
The Tower is also connected with the 56-story Jumeirah Emirates Towers by a retail Boulevard that includes exclusive fashion labels.
The Tower is set-in in between Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai International Financial Centre. The financial center is a major global financial hub for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia Markets.
The towers are clad in silver aluminum panels and silver and copper reflective glass. The tower’s three equilateral triangular shapes are symbolic of the Islamic culture and the earth, sun, and moon.
The towers rise from a three-story terraced podium that highlights a luxury boutique, retail mall, restaurants, and cafes. These are set within lush landscaped gardens that feature waterfalls and ornamental lakes. Low-rise curvilinear parking structures flank each tower. These structures are reminiscent of the rolling sand dunes of the surrounding desert.
Fun Facts Emirates Towers
A Constantly Changing Design
The Emirates towers were completed in 2000. They were designed in a collaboration between:
- Canadian architect Hazel Wong of Norr
- Arcadis-A a Dutch design and consultancy firm
The taller office tower stands at 350 meters high, and the adjacent hotel tower stands at 305 meters high. Each tower is topped with a 43.7-meter high needle that rises above it into the sky.
The key objective in the design of the Emirates Towers is to mimic a frequently changing structure. This is based on the point of view and time of day.
Emirates Towers One
The office tower (Emirates Towers One) is home to a number of financial and government offices. One of the unique tenants is the PMO-The office of the Prime Minister of the UAE. Other unique tenants include:
- The Executive Office: The hub of strategic decision making and implementation. The Executive Council members comprise top officials of Dubai’s government and agencies. The office tower also houses the team behind Dubai’s most ambitious projects including Expo 2020 Dubai, the UAE Centennial 2071 project, and Dubai Future Foundation which is overseeing the construction of the Museum.
Emirates Towers Gems
The vast grounds of the towers span an area of 570,000 sqm (42 acres). One of the most striking features of the expansive space is peacocks left to roam the territory. They belong to the nearby Zabeel Palace.
The towers house the Dubai Future Accelerators program and youth hub featuring young entrepreneurs, programmers, and other professionals. The presence of these very strategic government entities enables the towers to act as the central hub of the UAE. The hub is constantly streaming with high profile local, regional, and international dignitaries.
Emirates Tower Two
The hotel tower’s unique lobby raises over 30 floors. Its key highlight is unmatched patrons among them entrepreneurs, businessmen, and women, government officials (local and international), and an array of other professionals.
Not a day will pass here without encountering a UAE cabinet minister, a head of state, intellectuals, politicians, diplomats, artists, and even foreign agents.
The ballroom is home to numerous events such as Christie’s auctions of Middle Eastern art since 2006. Such events along with the conferences and exhibitions that take place at DIFC (Dubai International Finance Centre), World Trade Centre, and other venues ensure targeting the most diverse crowd from around the world.
The Emirates Towers are the hub where many of the country’s internal policies are formulated. This is from tax laws, environmental standards, futuristic endeavors, and grand schemes aimed at transforming the country happen.
This is where foreign leaders from countries with the most promising technology, science, academia, and commerce often meet the Prime Minister and his team of brilliant young minds.
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The Emirates Towers is far greater than the majestic structures in the world. It’s a factory of the future. It’s evident it hosts some of the best Emirati and global minds.