Dubai, July 7, 2020 – Ithra Dubai’s iconic One Za’abeel development has achieved a major engineering milestone with The Link achieving its final slide at ground level. With this part of the structure now extended to its optimal length at approximately 189 meters, it is ready for its show-stopping engineering feat where it will be lifted 100 meters to its final position connecting One Za’abeel’s two towers. It will then take its shape as a cantilevered sky concourse will be added to the lifted structure and which length will be announced later. Currently, The Link is safely positioned over The Happiness Bridge in Dubai’s Financial District and is undergoing its final technical preparations for its epic ascent later this year.
The Link began to take shape in a series of slides to elongate the structure to its final position before its lift. In this final position, it weighs a total of 7,100 tonnes and is at its heaviest. Made from composite material of steel, it required a significant 500 tonnes of force to accomplish this last slide and was carried out by a team of experts in the field of construction, engineering and contracting.
While still under development, One Za’abeel has earned its reputation as an iconic structure within Dubai’s world-class skyline, with the construction itself garnering international attention. When complete, it will be recognised for its redefinition of the mixed-use offering in the region. Consisting of three building structures including The Link, it will house the finest residential spaces and the world’s first urban resort. The Sky Concourse will make the destination bucket list of any jet-setting traveller for its views, ambience, world-class restaurants, and panoramic photo opportunities.
One Za’abeel is an iconic addition to Dubai’s skyline that evokes duality through the distinctive design of its two towers. It is a revolutionary high-rise mixed-use development
Incorporating luxury residences, a One & Only ultra-luxury hotel and serviced apartments, as well as a premium,
Grade A office spaces, a retail podium, and a panoramic sky concourse. Its design incorporates two modern high-rise towers connected by a record-setting cantilever called
‘The Link’, dissecting the two buildings. The development has a direct bridge connection to the buzzing Dubai World Trade Center and Exhibition Center.
A symbol of ambition, innovation and the pioneering spirit of Dubai, One Za’abeel stands proudly at the heart of the city, a destination that both captivates and inspires. With residences, businesses and leisure experiences that flow seamlessly together, the impressive but approachable development will promise the people of Dubai an elevated lifestyle.