Local developer Wasl is close to awarding the contract to build its high-rise tower project on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road.

Located on the corner of the first interchange opposite the Downtown Dubai District, the project involves the construction of a 60-storey tower that will be about 300 metres tall and will feature the world’s tallest ceramic facade. 

Contractors submitted bids for the contract in the fourth quarter of last year.

The tower has been designed by sustainability expert Werner Sobek and architect Ben van Berkel. The local APCC is working on the foundations package.

Dubai is planning to build a series of other landmark tower projects. The most high-profile is The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which is aiming to be the world’s tallest manmade structure.

Arabtec starts work on Dubai towers

Arabtec's Tiara Towers

Arabtec’s Tiara Towers

Arabtec’s Tiara Towers

The local Arabtec Construction has started work on the contract to complete the Tiara United Towers, a project for which it stopped work in late 2008.

Arabtec announced in March that it had been awarded a contract to develop a $300m residential project in Dubai, without revealing the name of the project. Read more