Emirates Office Tower

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Emirates Office Tower
Emirates Tower One
Emirates Towers.jpg
Emirates Office Tower, along with Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates 25°13′03″N 55°17′00″E / 25.21750°N 55.28333°E / 25.21750; 55.28333Coordinates: 25°13′03″N 55°17′00″E / 25.21750°N 55.28333°E / 25.21750; 55.28333
Construction started 1996
Completed 1999
Architectural 354.6 m (1,163 ft)[1]
Roof 311 m (1,020 ft)
Top floor 241.4 m (792 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 54[1]
Floor area 100,000 square metres (1,100,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 17[1]
Design and construction
Architect Hazel W.S. Wong Norr
Group Consultants Int. Ltd.

The Emirates Office Tower, also known as Emirates Tower One, is a 54-floor office building along Sheikh Zayed Road in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Connected with the 56-floor Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel by a retail boulevard, the two towers form what is commonly referred to as the Emirates Towers complex. The tower has a total structural height of 354.6 m (1,163 ft) and roof height of 311 m (1,020 ft), making it the 23rd-tallest building in the world.[3] The Emirates Office Tower One is taller than the neighboring Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, but has two fewer floors. Construction of the building was completed on November 3, 1999.

Design and Style[edit]

The Emirates Office Tower is located in the financial centre of Dubai. The Emirates Towers complex designed by NORR represents modern business age architecture. Two equilateral triangles are one of their kind in Dubai. The tower consists of three large core walls. The walls support the load transferred at four levels by large steel trusses, which are connected to the cores with the aid of post tensioning and shear stud connection. A curved wall rising almost the whole height of one face of the triangular building provides a view of the city. Emirates Office Tower building is surrounded by clad in silver aluminium panels, silver and copper reflective glass. Flanking each tower at the base is a low curvilinear structure, that houses parking and service elements. Both towers rise from a terraced podium featuring a boutique retail mall, restaurants, and cafes with leasable retail area of 80,730 sf (7,500 sm), at the three storey base. Landscaping is an integral feature of the design with undulating land forms, water features, and a variety of plants creating a unique development in downtown Dubai.[citation needed] Located along the Sheikh Zayed road the buildings are one of the most distinctive pairs of skyscrapers. The buildings were designed by NORR’s concept. They were the winning entry in the international design competition.[citation needed] Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President, the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai was the owner of the project. He requested that the project frame would be of the existing World Trade Center tower. The Emirates Tower One was built by his late father Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Completing this project became challenging to due strict indications for the client.[citation needed] For design and construction the architects were given 52 months. Leading architect – NORR Group have collaborated with engineers from Canada, UK, and Australia to design and build the towers. Completion of Emirates Office Tower has been with satisfactory approved by the owners. Currently accommodates the Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Many international organizations and companies, including: Cartier, Rolls Royce, BMW have chosen the Emirates Office Tower as their business location. Emirates Tower Complex has a specific lightning design for the building at dusk. Dimming luminaires, switching lighting circuits, exterior and interior creates an illumination on the building.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Emirates Tower One - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 
  2. ^ Emirates Office Tower at SkyscraperPage
  3. ^ "100 Tallest Buildings in the World". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 

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