Dubai’s new 365-metre skyscraper project – Ciel Tower – reaches its halfway point

The construction of Dubai’s future skyscraper, the 1,000-room Ciel Tower in Dubai Marina, has passed the halfway mark — the 52nd level. The project, which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023, will be the world’s tallest hotel.

The actual launch date has been planned for the first half of 2024. The 365-meter-tall building was developed by The First Group and is being built by the company’s main development partner, China Railway Construction Corporation. CRRC is reported to be the world’s second largest construction and engineering firm in terms of revenue.

Ciel will include over 1,000 rooms when finished, as well as the Ciel Observatory & Lounge on the 81st level and an unique rooftop Sky Terrace with an Infinity pool. A 300-metre-tall atrium with vertically stacked terraces covering the building’s 82 stories is another design element.

The average price of a residential unit in the skyscraper is Dh1.3 million.

“Ciel is a landmark development for Dubai,” says Rob Burns, CEO of The First Group, “that will not only enhance its status as one of the world’s great tourism and business travel destinations, but will also set a new benchmark for upscale accommodation in what is recognized as one of the most dynamic and competitive hotel markets on the planet.”

The Uptown Tower, the other super-tall tower under construction in Dubai, just reached a height of 329 meters.