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The majestic Burj Al Arab and the stunning Burj Khalifa are two of Dubai’s most popular landmarks. In just a few years, a new and iconic tower will be added to the list: Burj Jumeira!

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On Thursday (January 31), the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai — His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum — inaugurated Burj Jumeira, a unique tower that will be constructed at the Al Sufouh area in Dubai.

Ruler of Dubai Inaugurates Burj Jumeirah Tower

During the inauguration, HH Sheikh Mohammed looked into the plans for Burj Jumeira and its surrounding area, Downtown Jumeira, Dubai Media Office reported. With him were His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Excellency Abdulla Al Habbai — Chairmen of Dubai International  Marine Club and Dubai Holding, respectively.

Burj Jumeira will be the centrepiece of Downtown Jumeira, which is a new and dynamic community being developed by Dubai Holding. The first phase of the area is set to be completed by 2023; hence, construction of the tower shall begin immediately!

Burj Jumeirah New Tower Featuring HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashids Fingerprint 5

Image Credit: Dubai Holding website

Notably, the Burj Jumeira tower shall:

  • Be located across from Sheikh Zayed Road in Al Sufouh;
  • Rise to 550 metres, with a tower design inspired by the UAE’s desert dunes & oases;
  • Have a “crown” at 450 metres, featuring a sky-lounge, restaurant, and events place;
  • Include observation decks offering 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai; and
  • Feature a base designed in the outline of HH Sheikh Mohammed’s fingerprint!

That’s right! The base of Burj Jumeirah will be patterned after the Ruler of Dubai’s fingerprint – a unique design that symbolizes his great leadership. Set to become a leisure and entertainment space, the base will include water fountains, an outdoor amphitheatre, and retail establishments.

Burj Jumeirah New Tower Featuring HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashids Fingerprint 6

Image Credit: Dubai Holding website

As for Downtown Jumeira itself, this mixed-use urban destination shall feature residential and commercial towers, as well as hotels, restaurants, and retail outlets. Get ready to enjoy shaded streets, large open spaces, and neighbourhood parks! Covered pathways across the entire development will be connected to Sharaf DG Metro Station and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

According to HH Sheikh Mohammed, the unique infrastructure and design of Burj Jumeirah tower and Downtown Jumeirah signifies Dubai’s transformation into a “city of the future.”

Burj Jumeirah New Tower Featuring HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashids Fingerprint 4

Image Credit: Dubai Holding website

Likewise, Al Habbai commented: “The launch of Burj Jumeira in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who has left his fingerprint on the project, is a confirmation of the critical role this development plays in Dubai’s vision for the future.”

“The entire Downtown Jumeirah area, and Burj Jumeirah specifically, are distinctive projects that focus on providing an unparalleled experience to both visitors and residents,” he stated. “It will not only serve the needs of residents who are looking to live in cohesive and connected communities, but will also enhance Dubai’s tourism offering by adding another icon to the Emirate’s portfolio of unique attractions.”

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With its one-of-a-kind design and amazing features, Burj Jumeira tower will be a unique attraction, indeed! And speaking of the future, check out this article about Dubai’s Museum of the Future, another upcoming attraction that we absolutely cannot wait to visit!

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