Wasl Tower slated to open in 2024

Wasl Tower slated to open in 2024

Set to feature one of the region’s tallest ceramic façades, Wasl Tower is in development on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Once completed, the 302-meter twisting asymmetric tower will feature the region’s tallest ceramic façade and present an illusion of dynamic motion.

Wasl Tower will consist of 64 floors, constituting 229 residential units, 258 hotel rooms — as part of Dubai’s second Mandarin Oriental Hotel — 185,345 square feet of office space and 11 parking floors. The project, with a total built-up area of 1.8 million square feet, will also feature a helipad, adding a dimension of elevated mobility.

Structural works on 56 floors of Wasl Tower have been completed, and façade works have reached level 13, whereas MEP works are now at level 52.

The tower, with a view of Burj Khalifa, will also be linked to the Burj Khalifa Metro Station, connecting two prime districts: Downtown Dubai and City Walk. It will represent a cornerstone of adaptability and sustainability, providing enough shade from the summer heat and effectively reducing air conditioning consumption, thanks to its innovative design.

Designed around its Z axis and adopting a classic “contrapposto” movement, Wasl Tower faces almost every direction. Its capacity to adapt to local temperatures through shading and cooling techniques sets this building apart during Dubai’s hot summer months.

The project is expected to be complete by Q2 2024 and will be a unique addition to Dubai’s skyline for its innovative concept and design, sustainability practices, quality offerings and interior finishes.






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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.