Jumeirah Lake Towers

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Jumeirah Lakes Towers
أبراج بحيرات الجميرا
United Arab Emirates community
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Dubai
City Dubai
Area
 • Total 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Coordinates 25°04′32″N 55°08′43″E / 25.07557°N 55.14536°E / 25.07557; 55.14536Coordinates: 25°04′32″N 55°08′43″E / 25.07557°N 55.14536°E / 25.07557; 55.14536

The Jumeirah Lakes Towers - JLT (Arabic: أبراج بحيرات الجميرا‎‎) is a large development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates which consists of 80 towers being constructed along the edges of three artificial lakes (Lake Almas West, Lake Almas East, JLT Lake) as well as the JLT Embankment of 8 tower facing Jumeirah Islands.[1] Initially JLT had 4 lakes (Lake Almas West, Lake Almas East, Lake Elucio, Lake Allure), in late 2012 developer (DMCC) announced that lake Elucio would be drained and 55,000 meter park would be created instead.[2] Subsequently Lake Allure has been renamed to JLT Lake. The total area covered by the lakes, waterways and landscaping will be 730,000-square-metre (7,900,000 sq ft). The towers will range from having 35 floors to having 45, except for the centerpiece ( Almas Tower ), which is 66 floors. The tallest tower and the centerpiece of the entire complex is Almas Tower which is situated on its own island between Lake Almas West and Lake Almas East. All residential towers will be placed in clusters of three. This therefore makes the areas easier to navigate when mail is distributed.

The completion of Saba Tower in December 2006 marked the first tower to be completed in Jumeirah Lakes Towers. The majority of construction took place in 2008. By April 2011, over 80 percent of the towers in JLT was claimed to have been completed. As of June 2015 there were reported to still be 11 towers being either left undone due to the 2009 crisis or still undergoing construction in JLT. [3]

Clusters[edit]

The towers in JLT proper are organised in 26 clusters of three named from A to Z, each cluster has its own parking structure and a retail waterfront. The towers are officially numbered 1, 2 and 3 but also have official names.

List of JLT Towers[edit]

Cluster Tower 1 Tower 2 Tower 3
A A1 - Dubai Gate 2 A2 - Mövenpick Hotels & Residence A3 - Lake Side Residence
B B1 - The Wind Tower II B2 - Lake View B3 - The Wind Tower I
C C1 - Fortune Tower C2 - Gold Crest Executive C3 - The Palladium
D D1 - Indigo Tower D2 - Lake Terrace D3 - Lake City Tower
E E1 - Global Lake View E2 - Al Shera Tower E3 - Saba Tower 1
F F1 - Bobyan Tower F2 - HDS Tower F3 - Indigo Icon
G G1 - Dubai Arch Tower G2 - Jumeirah Business Centre G3 - JBC 9
H H1 - JBC 7 H2 - Concorde H3 - JBC 8
I I1 - Silver Tower I2 - Platinum Tower I3 - Gold Tower
J J1 - Goldcrest Views 2 J2 - Mohammed Ibrahim Tower J3 - Bonnington Tower
K K1 - Vista Del Lago K2 - Vue De Lac 2 K3 - Vue De Lac
L L1 - JBC 6 L2 - Dubai Star Tower L3 - Icon II
M M1 - HDS Business Centre M2 - M2 M3 - Icon I
N N1 - The Dome Tower N2 - Lake Point Tower N3 - JBC 4
O O1 - Reef Tower O2 - O2 Residence O3 - Madina Tower
P P1 - Armada 1 P2 - Armada 2 P3 - Armada 3
Q Q1 - SABA 3 Q2 - Dubai Gate 1 Q3 - SABA 2
R R1 - Al Waleed Paradise R2 - MAG 214 Tower R3 - Al Saqran Tower
S S1 - Green Lakes Tower 1 S2 - Green Lakes Tower 2 S3 - Green Lakes Tower 3
T T1 - Fortune Executive Tower T2 - 1 Lake Plaza T3 - Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers
U U1 - Al Seef Tower 3 U2 - Al Seef Tower 2 U3 - Tamweel Tower
V V1 - JBC 2 V2 - Goldcrest Views 1 V3 - V3 Tower
W W1 - JBC 5 W2 - Tiffany Tower W3 - Oaks Hotel Apartments
X X1 - Jumeirah Bay X1 X2 - Jumeirah Bay X2 X3 - Jumeirah Bay X3
Y Y1 - JBC 3 Y2 - Lakeshore Tower Y3 - Swiss Tower
Z Z1 - Jumeirah Lake Apartments Z2 - Anantara Hotel Z3 - Jumeirah Lake Offices
AA AA1 - Business Avenue AA2 - Amesco Tower AA3 - Corporate Tower
BB BB1 - Business Avenue BB2 - Business Avenue BB3 - SABA 4
JLTFZ Almas Tower

Hotels and Hotel Apartment[edit]

In the beginning, there were three operating hotels at Jumeirah Lake Towers, the first being the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, the second being the Armada Bluebay Hotel[4] that opened its doors on September 2014 and the third hotel is Movenpick Jumeirah Lakes Towers. The recent addition is Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers decided to establish their doors to the JLT community, bringing the number of hotels in Jumeirah Lakes Towers to four. There is also Oaks Liwa Heights Hotel Apartment in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

Healthcare Facilities[edit]

The Armada Medical Center which is part of Armada Group's located in Cluster P Armada Towers[5] is the first and major healthcare facility opened in Jumeirah Lakes Towers followed by Life Medical Center ( Cluster V, JBC 2 ), Aster Medical Centre ( Red Diamond Building ), Dr."K" Medical Centre ( Cluster F, Indigo Icon Tower ) and Optimum Diagnostic Clinic ( Cluster X, Jumeirah Bay X3 tower ).

Almas and the Jewellery Business[edit]

The centerpiece is Al Mas building (Arabic for "the Diamond") comprises floors and houses the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) head office as well as Dubai Diamond Exchange. All office owners and tenants of the tower are Jewellery traders and manufacturers. The basement of the tower houses the main diamond vault.

Another two DMCC owned buildings, the Au and Ag, will house the Gold and Silver exchanges respectively and will also only be occupied by DMCC members.

University[edit]

There are currently two Universities in Jumeirah Lake Towers. One is called Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance located in Cluster P Armada Towers and the second University is Synergy University Dubai Campus located in Cluster I, Platinum Tower which offers Bachelor, Masters and MBA programs.

Population and Facilities[edit]

The project is estimated to have a resident population of around 60,000 and a working population of another 120,000; it will include 5 children playgrounds, 3 mosques, a police station, a civil defense station,a hospital [6] and other facilities.

There are two available Dubai metro stations along the site: Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lakes Towers stations.

Fires[edit]

On January 18, 2007, two workers were killed and at least 40 injured when a fire broke out in the Fortune Tower, which was under construction at the time.[7] The Fortune Tower's construction was delayed for several months.

In addition, there was a smaller fire reported at the reception area of Tamweel Tower in the U cluster. The only reported injury was an infant who was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor smoke inhalation.

The Dubai Police forensic department released its findings on the fire, which burnt half the building in the early hours of November 18, 2012.

According to the report, the fire started at the back of the building on the ground floor, where the waste material was piled by the laborers working on a shop in the building. The waste material contained papers, tapes and woods which fueled the flame.

JLT includes the Al Seef Towers, a group of three apartment buildings. One of these, the Tamweel Tower, was gutted by fire in November 2012, and as of November 2014 had yet to be repaired.[8]

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