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One Za’abeel: A vertical wonder

One Za’abeel

One Za’abeel offers a new kind of living experience in Dubai. The high-rise, mixed-use development incorporates luxury residences, two hotels, office spaces, a retail podium, and a panoramic sky concourse set across a duo of towers that are connected and dissected by the world’s longest cantilevered building, called The Link.

The record-setting structure, a futuristic boulevard floating 100 metres above the street, offers 360-degree views of the city, while also providing a home for some of the UAE’s most exciting new restaurants.

The bold architectural vision was the brainchild of Nikken Sekkei, the Japanese firm behind other projects such as W Osaka, the ultramodern Guangzhou Library and Shanghai’s Bank of China Tower, made famous by Mission: Impossible III and Tom Cruise’s daring bungee jump.

The property has already been recognised for its excellence. At the Arabian Property Awards this year, One Za’abeel was awarded Mixed-Use Development of the Year, Sustainable Commercial Development of the Year, and Sustainable Residential Development of the Year.

While One&Only One Za’abeel and the first Siro Hotel may be the project’s crowning jewels, undoubtedly set to attract visitors from all over the world, private residences have also become an industry talking point. This encompasses 264 of One Za’abeel’s own-brand apartments, nine penthouses and 94 co-branded One&Only Private Homes.

The One&Only residences are 60 storeys up into the sky, at the heart of the One&Only One Za’abeel urban resort, with a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom living spaces on offer. These are all configured to showcase uninterrupted skyline views from every angle. Residents here will become part of an exclusive club of global One&Only property owners, as the brand also has Private Homes in the US, Greece, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, and Malaysia.

In Dubai, the 94 apartments and eight exclusive branded penthouses are between floors 54 to 68 in One Za’abeel’s tallest tower. These are all designed with discerning homeowners in mind, combining sophisticated interiors with an exuberance afforded by pops of colour amid neutral hues and natural textures.

There are several homeowner benefits, such as access to the hotel’s amenities, which includes the first Longevity Hub by Clinique La Prairie in the UAE, set to open in March with a holistic environment combining evidence-based medicine, and aesthetic and wellness treatments.

The Link, meanwhile, is inspired by the buzzing, restaurant-lined streets of New York and Hong Kong, featuring award-winning restaurants from all over the world. It’s also home to One&Only’s beach club brand Tapasake, which in this urban setting has what is being described as the UAE’s longest infinity pool, with private cabanas and contemporary Japanese-Peruvian cuisine. On level four, The Garden has an al fresco setting surrounded by greenery with a family swimming pool and swim-up bar.

Siro One Za’abeel, which occupies the lower levels of the same tower, also has a holistic fitness and wellbeing programme in a hotel environment.

Residence owners get priority bookings and preferential savings, plus discounts at all One&Only and Kerzner International properties, including Atlantis The Royal, while the property has a residential concierge and a 24-hour on-site team.

While One&Only had a 1 January opening, homeowners moved into One Za’abeel’s The Residences in November, two months ahead of schedule. The apartments include one, two, three, and four-bedroom configuration simplexes and duplexes, with floorplans spanning 871 to 4,724 square feet. There is also a five-bedroom penthouse, with prices starting from $1.1 million for a one-bedroom spot.

“The road to this handover has been paved with memorable milestones that reflect the Dubai community’s desire for high-quality, luxury mixed-use spaces,” said Issam Galadari, Director of One Za’abeel, as the properties were handed over to their owners. “One Za’abeel is elated to welcome the individuals and families that have entrusted us with creating their homes as the first stage of our opening to the public. As we near the finalisation of this grand project we look forward to welcoming luxury-seeking and strategically minded visitors, businesses and tourists, and we are grateful for the eagerness and excitement we have received.”

The building is also aiming to be a benchmark for sustainability, as it seeks to achieve LEED Gold certification for the entire project, plus WiredScore and SmartScore certification for the office building. International green building codes have been kept in mind throughout the construction phase in relation to sustainable design and functionality, while smart technologies for efficient water and energy use have been utilised, according to the team.

Matthew Shaw, General Manager of One Za’abeel, says it truly is a “one-of-a-kind development with an unparalleled offering.”

“One Za’abeel is ambitiously committed to sustainability, innovation, and capturing the trailblazing spirit of Dubai.”