Local developer Emaar Properties is working on new designs for the Retail District in Dubai Creek Harbour, which, along with the world’s tallest tower, will be one of the key attractions at the new masterplanned development.

The concept for the project is understood to be a challenging one as sources within Emaar say they want to create a new experience and are keen to avoid replicating the existing Dubai Mall in the Downtown district.

“The Retail District in Dubai Creek Harbour, one of the world’s largest masterplanned developments, with significant retail, leisure, boutique hotels and a range of F&B [food and beverage] choices, will be one of the largest lifestyle precincts in the region with its innovative mix of attractions. Accordingly, we are working with various designers on the different aspects of the district,” says an Emaar spokesperson.

One of the consultants working on the scheme is Mirage, although it is understood its role no longer includes being the development manager for the Retail District. “Mirage is one of the main consultants for the Retail District masterplan and has also been engaged as development manager for certain parts of [the development] within Dubai Creek Harbour. There are a number of other consultants involved for various segments within the project,” adds the spokesperson.

MEED reported in February that Emaar had bought a stake in Mirage, a Canada-based consultancy.

Dubai confirms it is building world’s tallest tower

the tower at dubai creek harbour

the tower at dubai creek harbour

Dubai has officially confirmed the $1bn tower it plans to build at the Dubai Creek Harbour development will be the world’s tallest tower when it is completed in 2020.

The final height has not been disclosed. To become the world’s tallest tower it will have to be more than 1,008 metres in height. The world’s tallest building at present is Burj Khalifa, which is 828 metres tall. It is due to be surpassed by 2020 by the 1,008-metre-tall Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia.

UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum unveiled the project name, The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, at a groundbreaking ceremony on 10 October. Read more