Burj Jumeira, Dubai

Visuals have been released of Burj Jumeira, a 550-metre-tall split-volume skyscraper in Dubai that will rise from a lake shaped like the fingerprint of the emirate’s ruler. Unveiled by state-owned Dubai Holding, the supertall skyscraper has been dubbed as the “new icon in Dubai’s skyline”.

It will be located on the city’s waterfront opposite the Sheikh Zayed Road and form the centerpiece of the new Downtown Jumeira district. The Burj Jumeira tower’s oval-shaped base, which is patterned with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s fingerprint, will form the heart of the project. It will be used to host “social, cultural and artistic events and activities”.

The tower will rise from one end of the lake, and comprise two connected, curved volumes that are modelled on desert topography and lined with digital displays. Burj Jumeira’s design is inspired by the harmonious ripples of the United Arab Emirates’ desert sand dunes and its flowing oases. The tower’s facade will be covered with digital displays that can be utilized for various occasions and celebrations, further reinforcing the tower’s role at the heart of Dubai’s community activities.

This deck will offer 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai and the opportunity to skydive and be accessed by lifts that are fitted with interactive and immersive digital screens. The Burj Jumeira will be connected to the Sharaf DG Metro Station by a covered pathway, which will also extend to the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, a hotel on an artificial island 280 meters from Jumeirah Beach.