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Top 10 facts about One Za’abeel

One Za’abeel is a ground-breaking mixed-use development featuring premium residences, state-of-the-art office spaces, world-renowned hospitality brands, and a record-setting cantilevered structure

Top 10 facts about One Za’abeel

Dubai has always been known for its iconic landmarks, and recently they have added an impressive mixed-use development to its skyline, One Za’abeel, consisting of two skyscrapers—One Za’abeel Tower and One Za’abeel The Residences. The highlight of the project is The Link, a 230-metre cantilevered building suspended 100 metres above the ground, connecting the two towers. Developed by ICD (Investment Corporation of Dubai), One Za’abeel adds a new dimension to the city’s iconic skyline, bridging the gap between the old and new business districts.

On the launch of The Offices, the ultra-luxurious dual licensed corporate office spaces in One Za’abeel Tower, Henry Mathews, Director of Leasing at One Za’abeel gave CW Property Middle East an exclusive tour of the property, including The Link, and shared the top 10 facts about One Za’abeel:

1. Tower A is the larger of the two towers, standing at 68 storeys with Tower B standing at 58 storeys.

2. The 68-storey skyscraper comprises 264 private residences spanning 59 levels. Among these are 94 branded apartments from One&Only and nine penthouses located on the top seven floors from Level 61 to 68.

3. The building features amenities such as a gym and concierge service for residents, along with gardens and a pool on the podium level. The retail portion of the development spans 125,000 square feet across three levels—ground, P1, and P2.

4. The Offices occupy 17 levels in One Za’abeel Tower and cover a total area of 280,000 square feet. Built with sustainability in mind, the development demonstrates exemplary environmental efficiency and sustainability standards and achieved LEED Gold certification in December 2023.  The Offices at One Za’abeel are equipped with smart technologies for automation and energy optimisation. This includes regulating energy usage for electrical, lighting, air conditioning, and ventilation systems, while maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures. One Za’abeel is now working towards obtaining WiredScore and SmartScore certifications for the space.  

5. The Link, the centrepiece of One Za’abeel recently bagged the Guinness World Record title for the world’s ‘longest cantilevered building’ for its record-breaking cantilever, which extends 67.277 metres beyond the development’s main tower. The structure was lifted in two phases over 72 hours and now weighs around 23,000 tonnes. There are four levels within the link: a plant and mechanical floor, two levels of internal passageway, and a rooftop with a 110-metre infinity pool—the UAE’s longest infinity pool.

6. Located above The Link, Kerzner operates two hotels. The first is the One&Only One Za’abeel, a five-star ultra-luxury resort with 229 keys. It is also the first urban vertical resort in the world. The second is SIRO, a wellness, gym, spa, and retreat concept with 132 keys in partnership with AC Milan. On Level 53, there is a private club lounge exclusively for hotel guests.

7. The development boasts 11 F&B concepts, five of which are Michelin-inspired with celebrity chefs at the helm.

8. The towers have seven levels of basement parking with a total of 2,700 spaces allocated to different end-users. The offices offer a generous parking ratio of 1 space for every 500 square feet included in the lease agreements.

9. The retail space at the base of the towers spans 12,000 square metres, offering a luxurious shopping experience. The podium stretches across four levels and is covered in lush greenery, creating a natural atmosphere. The space also serves as a social hub for activities such as working, shopping, dining, and entertainment.

10. The development has multiple entrance points for each end use to prevent congestion within the project. Each entrance is uniquely designated to ensure a smooth flow of traffic coming from the circulation routes.