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Hi, well finally this plan is u/c:



Construction has started on a new Dh700 million ($191 million) headquarters for the Emirates Group, with completion scheduled for the summer of 2006.

Staff will move in progressively over the next year.

The new Group's central office will be located on Airport Road, opposite the present Emirates Engineering Centre, and connected to Dubai International Airport via a tunnel. Its construction will be entirely self-financed by Emirates.

The ground has barely been broken but what is known of the new building that will house Dubai's biggest company and one of the world's fastest-growing airlines, already is turning it into an object of intense curiosity as well as an eagerly awaited architectural concept, a statement said.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman of Emirates, said: 'Our new home has been designed to be both engaging and no-nonsense. It will be a statement about core Emirates values such as our constant quest for quality, innovation and a sensible balance of high-tech and user-friendliness.

'It will be a showcase building for the Emirates creativity that pulsates throughout the entire Group. It will break new ground as a corporate central office and will help us demonstrate our dedication to our customers and employees alike.'

The main design objective of the new Emirates central office was to offer an even more productive environment to staff and be efficient to visitors. It will be an expression of the Group's success, but more importantly, it will help to convey the company's confidence in Dubai's future and its own.

At 200 metres from end to end, the curved facade of the new building will be more than twice as long as the current headquarters and 100 metres across at its thickest point - again more than twice the width of the existing central office. It will have two basement levels, ground floor and nine upper floors, providing 700,000 sq ft of net office space.

Access at ground level will be via entry lobbies at each end of the building, with lifts and escalators to the first and second floors. A grand hall will soar from the second floor - the Atrium level - all the way up to the roof. The Atrium also will have a bridge at each end leading to multi-level car parks. Several meeting facilities will be accessible from the Atrium level, including an auditorium and 30 conference rooms.

Besides the group's management team, the building will house an estimated 3,500-strong staff. They will enjoy a workplace environment designed to alleviate stress and encourage creative thinking.

A huge central communal area will offer a host of support facilities that will include dedicated spaces for catering, retail and other services. Laid out and equipped to offer the highest professional office standards to staff, the building is also intended to extend to customers and visitors the trademark welcome-to-Emirates feeling characteristic of the airline's lounges and aircraft.

Parking space for 3,000 vehicles is planned, as well as two bus points and taxi rows. A high-speed monorail station at the back of the building is a possibility at a later stage, connecting it directly with points up to Jebel Ali. A bridge would enable staff arriving by monorail to have direct access to the Atrium level.

The many original solutions to be featured in the company's new headquarters will set a new, higher standard among the region's corporate offices, a spokesman said. Its massive but graceful proportions as well as the ingenious use of the space within will make it a new Dubai landmark, he said.
 

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has been under C for some time right ?
 

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I've seen the designs before, it's the same company that designed the tower owned by sheikh ahmed in the marina. If am not wrong, they just start constructing it.
 

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The one in a shape of a plane is the pilotss training and recreational centre
 

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#APPROVED: RIVIERA LAKE VIEW APARTMENTS, 11F, (DIC)

Name: RIVIERA, Lake View Apartments
Developer: B & M
No. of Floors: 11
Height:
Use: Residential
Location: International City



Apartments already on sale.
 

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Dennis, you missed this one on the Freehold Property Section. ;)
 

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in fact i recognised this one
but i already found a handful of these tiny 11 floor buildings for internet city
check emporis, this one is there already

i was not sure whether to create threads for any of these tiny buildings as well!
there are about 40 of these in DIC
 

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Actually it seams to have some kind of penthouses or duplexes, so it mught be considered a 12 floor.
 

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#UNDER C: BUSINESS VILLAGE, 10F Com (Port Saeed)

BUILDING NAME: SECRET EMAAR TOWER (?)
TYPE: ?
ADDRESS/PLOT: Next to the Clock Tower, opposite EMAAR Towers in Deira, Dubai
HEIGHT METERS : ?
HEIGHT FLOORS : ?

I just thought I would put this up as no one seems to have noticed it. The site, just opposite to EMAAR Towers in Deira, next to the Clock Tower, has been cordoned off by EMAAR recently and they have sealed off the area using their distinctive construction boards - navy blue and yellow.

No official news as yet, but if anyone knows anything, do share! :D

Could this be a Burj Deira??? or another boring EMAAR Towers II?

hmmmmm........... we will soon know! :D
 

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that corner has had emmar branded hoarding for years. Might be more to it though
 

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SA BOY said:
that corner has had emmar branded hoarding for years. Might be more to it though

Thats true, I am aware of that, but recently, all of the hoardings have come down and the site has been sealed off using EMAARS signature construction boards. They have sealed off the area all the way from the Clock Tower to the Dubai Islamic Bank Building, so its going to be a biggy! :D

Have a look if you are in the vicinity and I will try and get a pic of the area as well.

I am almost certain that there is something brewing.... :D
 

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I really love the excitement for the waiting period of this kind of development, just excited!!
 
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