x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 September 2017

WATCH: Spectacular vision for Dubai Creek Harbour

Video released by Emaar shows what to expect from the huge new district when completed

A rendering of Emaar Properties' Dubai Creek Harbour project. Courtesy Emaar Properties
A rendering of Emaar Properties' Dubai Creek Harbour project. Courtesy Emaar Properties

Swooping down along palm tree-lined boardwalks with waterfront living amid Dubai's future tallest tower, a new video released by developer Emaar showcases one the city's most exciting projects. 

Dubai Creek Harbour is planned to extend across 550 hectares and is located 15 minutes from Downtown Dubai. The plans contain some impressive numbers - such as 820,000 sq m of mall retail, 66,000 sq m of cultural space, and 7.3 million sq m of residential space.

The centrepiece of the project is Dubai Creek Tower, which at 928m is set to stand 100m higher than Burj Khalifa. 

A huge replica of the tower was recently unveiled at Dubai Mall by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

Located in the Grand Atrium in the mall, the replica is made of aluminum and 3D-printed cladding elements, weighs 3,000kg, and took more than 4,000 hours to be completed.

The tower takes design inspiration from the lily flower and evokes the image of a minaret. It has an elongated oval-shaped bud that will have some of the world’s highest observation decks offering 360 degree panoramic views of the city from its plot near Ras Al Khor National Wildlife Sanctuary.

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As part of the Dubai Creek Harbour development, Emaar has also unveiled residential projects including Creek Gate, Harbour Gate, The Cove, Dubai Creek Residences, Creekside 18, Harbour Views, and Creek Horizon.

In June, Hill International announced that it had won a Dh27.8 million, one-year deal to oversee construction of the Dubai Creek Harbour scheme.

It said the project contains nine different districts and is expected to take 30 years to build out. It added that Emaar Properties had estimated that about 2,000 residential would be delivered per year for the project’s first five years.

A mock up of the Dubai Creek Harbour development by Emaar. Satish Kumar / The National
A mock up of the Dubai Creek Harbour development by Emaar. Satish Kumar / The National

In May it was confirmed that foundation work had been completed for Dubai Creek Tower and work had begun on the anchorages for the stay cables, an integral part of the design and structural support.