View Full Version : #PROJECT: BURJ DUBAI COMPLEX (Dubai Mall, Burj Dubai, The Residences)
June 16th, 2004, 12:34 PM
THIS IS MARJOR DOWN COMPLEX BEING DEVELOPENT ( NOT JUST ONE TOWER )
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS
The Burj Dubai Tower (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=105851) World Tallest Tower
The Dubai Mall @ Burj Dubai (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=1729438) World Largest Mall
The Residences @ Burj Dubai (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=103259) 6 Res Towers
The Residences II @ Burj Dubai (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=116319) 3 Res Towers
Old Town Residential
Old Town Retail Island
Shot of Whole Development
And from Above
Not to Mention over 30 Other towers yet to be named and defined
This will all be along Sheikh Zayed Road up from Defence Round about
June 16th, 2004, 12:35 PM
I will link each of these as they Come online
June 16th, 2004, 12:55 PM
CNow jsut to remind you this is chat aboutthe development not just the tower
June 16th, 2004, 01:15 PM
Yeah this project BLEW ME AWAY ! seriously
i mean just look at it ?!!? its HUGE , seen nothing like this befoe
its really true when Sheikh mohammed after announcing the second palm island said
" You Aint Seen Nothing Yet ! " ;)
he was serious .... Trances , lets play a game , when this whole thing is complete , what skylines will Dubai compete with or even rival
June 16th, 2004, 08:59 PM
so tall. it is just amazing that they are almost building a new city out of nothing! :eek:
June 21st, 2004, 01:57 PM
Another image I found all of these are yet to be built
Middle Side left allthose Square ones are not part of the Burj Dubai Development
but will grow down the main Road, Two of these on the right are already underway
June 23rd, 2004, 11:32 AM
There is more release on the Web site of emaar and many news papers have published the info from the latest media realase.
The Press Release Site (http://www.emaar.com/new/media_center.html)
PDF of Downtown Dubai (http://www.emaar.com/new/Press/Emaar_paves_way_for_Downtown_Dubai_22062004.pdf)
It mostly talks about being 24 hour heart of City and ahving the BEst of Newyork, London, Sydney etc
June 24th, 2004, 07:33 AM
Emaar paves way for Downtown Dubai
Emaar Properties has set its sights high, with plans to create the big city 'buzz' through its development of Downtown Dubai as a vibrant urban district to match New York's Lower Manhattan, London's West End and Paris's Left Bank.
Robert Booth, Emaar Properties' Executive Director, said Downtown Dubai will equal, if not surpass, some of the globe's finest downtowns and will further raise Dubai's towering image across the world.
'Great cities have one thing in common. Great downtowns. And great downtowns translate into great local economies,' Booth said. 'People judge cities by their downtowns. It is the city's heart and soul that the rest of the world looks to in order to understand a community. I'm glad Emaar has once again carried out its mandate of elevating the city's global image to another level.'
At the heart of Downtown Dubai will be Emaar's Burj Dubai Development, a pulsating core offering a city within a city, characterised by high energy entertainment, stylish shopping and dining options that will range from gourmet excellence to offbeat exotic.
Downtown Dubai itself is expected to duplicate the electric 24-hour pace of its counterparts in New York, for example, and will be a working, living and entertainment neighbourhood.
The iconic Burj Dubai tower and The Dubai Mall – imposing cornerstones of the development – are potent symbols of the scale of Emaar's ambition to see the downtown area take shape.
Edging up against the boundaries of the new Dubai Financial Centre – after all Downtown New York has Wall Street - and adjacent to Sheikh Zayed road, the emirate's main conduit, Downtown Dubai will eventually become one of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the world.
Emaar's 400-acre Burj Dubai Development will give it the core features that have been central to the creation of the likes of Lower Manhattan and some of the more desirable parts of London. It will certainly stand comparison with these and similar districts once it has been completed.
The foundations are being laid with the The Boulevard a 3.5km stretch of exquisite architecture drawing on styles from around the world The Residences' exclusive upscale apartments and the stylish antiquity of The Old Town all soon to become a gorgeous reality.
All of which should contribute to making Downtown Dubai the new heart of the emirate, a focus for activities and a centre, which will act as a magnet, drawing in the various communities.
It signals once again Emaar's pioneering role in adding value to Dubai to boost its appeal in the global marketplace.
'It is the result of conscious planning, aimed at creating a compact place with a lively mixture of activities. Cities like New York, London, Paris, Sydney have developed their own brand of downtowns which have enhanced their status,' Booth said.
'We have spared no details for the Burj Dubai Development. We've taken the best of what great downtowns have to offer, woven it into the Arab context and developed our own unique concept. We've put housing, shopping, offices and public gathering places close to one another, allowing residents to walk to work, to shop, to dine, to parks and other public facilities.'
Booth underscored the importance of Downtown Dubai by saying this high-profile area on Sheikh Zayed Road will be the economic and service centre of the city and the country. He said: 'You can't have a metropolitan area unless you have a centre. Downtown Dubai will clearly be a centre of gravity with its concentration of activities, offices, hospitality retail areas and of course the Burj Dubai Development.
'It will be a place for public expression and celebration, and also the place where there will be room for experimentation and innovation. It will be a vibrant tourist attraction and great place for business.
'Burj Dubai embodies the dreams and aspirations of the people of Dubai. It represents the city's determination to stand head and shoulders above the rest of the world.
'Lots of big businesses in Dubai employ the kind of people who want a great downtown somewhere they can go on a Thursday night and have a nice dinner and maybe meet some people. Somewhere where the street is bustling with people who are having fun.'
Emaar will embellish the unique Downtown Dubai brand by implementing a sophisticated advertising and marketing campaign in key target markets across the region and the world. The campaign will also seek to convey the message behind the concept while underscoring again the value of a vibrant downtown in Dubai.
Emaar is one of the few value-creating companies in the region, which has understood the changing dynamics of urban living, and it has been able to identify new market opportunities as a result. Clearly acknowledged as one of the region's leading real estate developer, the company has brought in systems and structures that allow it to exploit these opportunities.
June 27th, 2004, 04:19 PM
Poster showing the downtown as sydney !
July 12th, 2004, 12:16 PM
yeah they chopped chiffleys spire and took out the top od AAPT tower- booo
July 12th, 2004, 12:33 PM
its kind of scary , i mean why in the hell would they do something like that ??
July 12th, 2004, 12:49 PM
easy to paste the city in make it look dense I guess
August 21st, 2004, 07:32 AM
city of the future
August 21st, 2004, 08:16 AM
where was this model of burj dubai?
August 21st, 2004, 12:41 PM
Wow, thanks Daniel, here's the full article: http://www.contractmagazine.com/contract/search/search_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000456186
The Burj looks so 'fat' in this rendering as opposed to older renderings where it looked like a 700m sewing needle. I'm starting to love it.
August 21st, 2004, 12:50 PM
stil down town does not dense enough to me !
city of the future
August 21st, 2004, 07:59 PM
It should be more dense than that, there should be more towers on the side of SZR which would add to the density plus the burj residences.
August 21st, 2004, 11:16 PM
It will all come with time guys, chill. It took over 100 years to build NYC.
August 22nd, 2004, 08:22 AM
in post 6 you can see the towers along SZR
with 220 and 210 and the unknown
September 9th, 2004, 10:21 AM
any idea when the plots for down town will be relased and how high some of these may be
Also i belive this project needs its own transport loop
like a light rail very much !
September 9th, 2004, 01:47 PM
well there's abig avenue called the grand drive or something and when i was at residences ales center on the site the girl told me nothing else than mall, burj and residences 1,2 have been launched yet and they don't have any probable dates! so: keep waiting!!
September 19th, 2004, 01:57 AM
well, thought i've already posted this one, but haven't
here's master plan of the whole development
i took brochures with me when i was at the residences sales center
you can clearly see the grand drive surrounding dubai mall and burj
September 19th, 2004, 04:20 PM
its the grand drive were i would like to think a light rail would run
i mean the size of this projects requires some thing like this ?
September 19th, 2004, 04:27 PM
difficult to say, the grand drive is about be 2km long
the least they can do is building a mini-rail that goes along the grand drive and has 3 stations on its way:
one at dubai mall going along grnad drive to burj dubai and then connecting to the light rail system running down szr. the real light rail system will have a station at burj dubai.
so, the advantage would be, not everybody has to go by car. you can take the burj dubai metro from dubai mall, cruise along the grand drive and change trains at the big light rail station at burj dubai/szr
szr is parallel to the very right of ths map
you know what i mean? sounds a bit complicating!
September 20th, 2004, 05:58 AM
was thinking some thing like a modern tram or some thing
September 20th, 2004, 07:17 AM
also nice, but definitely with connection to dubai metro
September 22nd, 2004, 02:45 PM
one day later they launch the old town!
Emaar recreates past by launching The Old Town
Emaar Properties announced the launch of The Old Town, the traditionally designed community that successfully articulates inspirational Arabic culture within the most influential address on earth.
A birdseye view of The Old Town, Emaar's traditionally designed community in the Burj Dubai District.
The Old Town in the Burj Dubai District is a pedestrianised lifestyle development with spectacular views of Burj Dubai and The Dubai Mall, and in close quarters to the colour and vibrancy of Dubai's downtown area. Construction has already begun and the first apartments will be ready for handover by the end of 2006.
The units comprise one-room to four-room apartments and penthouses ranging from 725 sq ft to 3,150 sq feet area. The sales centre will be open from Thursday, September 23 from 9:00am to 8:00pm, seven days a week.
His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence expressed satisfaction with the uniqueness of the development during his visit the Old Town Sales Centre on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed was at the Burj Dubai site to witness the first cement being poured in the foundations of the world's tallest building.
'The Old Town is more than just our trademark lifestyle community. It is Emaar's finest hour,' said Bahiya Kayed, Sales Manager, The Old Town Sales Centre. 'This mid and low-rise lifestyle choice blends the essence of modern living with the beating heart of Dubai. It is a community that is a fusion of the senses including east-meets-west cuisines, old-meets-new lifestyles and past-meets-future entertainment,' she said.
'The lifestyle in this community motivates people to get out of their cars and stroll. It encourages them to slow down their hectic pace. It also creates a safer, more vibrant community which is why The Old Town is a benchmark for future developments,' she said, while adding that vehicles will be parked in underground car bays.
With a building area spread over 3.7 million square feet, The Old Town will feature courtyard apartments and Souk-styled retail facilities recreating at once the mystical world of ancient Arabia associated with lush palms, winding alleys and bustling marketplaces with exotic merchandise. Walkways, rooftop terraces, landscaped gardens and water features will provide a sense of exclusivity. Luxury hotels and an indoor retail facility designed in traditional style with domes, arches and volumes, will anchor the commercial neighbourhood.
'I have no doubt that The Old Town development will present an attractive investment proposition to the prospective homeowner because it's an outstanding model of an integrated urban economic community with a touch of traditional Arabic class,' Bahiya said.
The Old Town Sales Centre will provide a window to what the Old Town Development will be all about and is prepared with meticulous care to showcase the rich diversity of the Middle Eastern culture.
The centre's rich Arabic architecture, period furniture and fittings are made unique with exquisite details from the Arab heritage. The ornate carved doors open into a welcome area that leads into a traditional Arab courtyard experience replete with a gushing fountain, a fully furnished model suite and a scale model of the Old Town complex. A staircase leads onto the terrace, which is complemented by a sit-out area and the wind tower.
September 22nd, 2004, 02:58 PM
Emaar, Old Town sales open
Emaar Properties has launched The Old Town, a traditionally designed community in the Burj Dubai District which offers a pedestrianised lifestyle development with spectacular views of Burj Dubai and The Dubai Mall. Construction has already begun and the first apartments will be ready for handover by the end of 2006. Sales are now open for one-room to four-room apartments and penthouses ranging from 725 sqft to 3,150 sqft.
September 22nd, 2004, 03:04 PM
like thsi idea will create the Burj area liek the real dubai
be like the creek
but they should have high density behind it
September 22nd, 2004, 08:24 PM
old town at burj dubai has it's own homepage
September 22nd, 2004, 10:32 PM
Maybe this should have its own project thread