The Al Hekma Tower is a 64-floor tower under construction along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Al Hekma Tower started in 2006, while it was kept on hold in 2009 however the construction resumed in summer 2010. Sheikh Issa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his holding company Pearl Properties, will be spearheading development efforts. The project had been running smoothly up until February 2012 when it was suddenly halted as Pearl Properties wanted to take a look at introducing some major design changes, including turning it into a hotel. The suspension lasted approximately 14 months.The tower had already topped out in July 2011 which was about 16 months after the core wall, columns and slabs were first erected at a rate of one level a week. Once completed the tower will be 282 metres (925 ft) tall.