The tower, which will be one of the main landmarks on the reclaimed island, is being developed through a joint venture of Nakheel and the US’ Trump Organisation.

The 48-storey building will have a 300-room hotel and 360 apartments. It will also have a viewing gallery and restaurants on the upper levels, and will form an archway straddling the Palm monorail system, which is under construction.

Australia’s Bovis Lend Lease is the project manager for the development. The UK’s Atkins is the consultant (MEED 30:3:08).