Dubai Pearl

Last updated
Dubai Pearl
Dubai Pearl
General information
StatusOn hold
Coordinates 25°05′55.46″N55°09′36.10″E / 25.0987389°N 55.1600278°E / 25.0987389; 55.1600278 Coordinates: 25°05′55.46″N55°09′36.10″E / 25.0987389°N 55.1600278°E / 25.0987389; 55.1600278
Construction started2009
Owner MGM Resorts International
Roof300 m (984 ft)
Technical details
Floor count73
Floor area1,850,000 m2 (19,900,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectSchweger Associated Architect
DeveloperAl Habtoor Engineering Enterprises, and Leighton Contractors
Structural engineere.construct

Dubai Pearl (Arabic : لؤلؤة دبي) is a 73-storey, 300 m (984 ft), tall residential skyscraper on hold construction along Al Sufouh Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It would have consisted of four mixed-use towers connected together at the base and by a sky bridge at the top. The construction has been on hold since 2009. [1]


The structural design was carried out by Dubai-based engineering firm e-Construct. Construction was started in 2009, and the project would have cost $4 billion (Dh14.6 billion). Had it been completed, Dubai Pearl would have accommodated 9,000 residents and its commercial sector would have employed 12,000 people.

Investment issues

The Omnix Group, the company responsible for the initial proposal for the building in 2002, struggled to act on its plans. The project was taken over by the Abu Dhabi Al-Fahim Group in 2007, but progress stalled on the project. [2]

See also

Related Research Articles

Economy of the United Arab Emirates

The economy of the United Arab Emirates is the second largest in the Middle East, with a gross domestic product (GDP) of US$414 billion in 2018.

Dubai Metropolis in United Arab Emirates

Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai.


Dubailand is an entertainment complex being built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is owned by Tatweer. When announced in 2003 it was one of the most ambitious leisure developments ever proposed anywhere in the world costing $64.3 billion, but development has been severely impacted by global recession and Dubai's financial crisis. The development was put on hold in 2008 but resumed in mid-2013. Updates in 2013 show that $55 billion has been raised towards the works.

Burj Al Arab

The Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel located in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Managed by Jumeirah hotel group, it is one of the tallest hotels in the world, although 39% of its total height is made up of non-occupiable space. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah Beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to resemble the sail of a ship. It has a helipad near the roof at a height of 210 m (689 ft) above ground.

Burj Khalifa Skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration in 2010, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a total height of 829.8 m and a roof height of 828 m (2,717 ft), the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest structure and building in the world since its topping out in 2009.

The World (archipelago)

The World or The World Islands, is an archipelago of small artificial islands constructed in the shape of a world map, located in the waters of the Persian Gulf, 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The World islands are composed mainly of sand dredged from Dubai's shallow coastal waters, and are one of several artificial island developments in Dubai. The World's developer is Nakheel Properties, and the project was originally conceived by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. The construction was done by two Dutch specialist companies, Van Oord and Boskalis. The same companies also created the Palm Jumeirah.

Dubai Metro

The Dubai Metro is a rapid transit rail network in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Red Line and Green Line are operational, with one more line being constructed. These first two lines run underground in the city center and on elevated viaducts elsewhere. All trains are fully automated and driverless, and, together with stations, are air conditioned with platform edge doors. Architecture firm Aedas designed the metro's 45 stations, two depots and operational control centers. The Al Ghurair Investment group were the metro's builders.

Palm Jebel Ali

Palm Jebel Ali is an artificial archipelago in Dubai, United Arab Emirates which began construction in October 2002, was originally planned to be completed by mid-2008 and has been on hold since. Creative Kingdom provided master planning services for the island and Leisure Quest International (USA) developed entertainment and attraction concepts. The project, which is 50 percent larger than Palm Jumeirah, is proposed to include six marinas, a water theme park, 'Sea Village', homes built on stilts above the water, and boardwalks that circle the "fronds" of the "palm" and spell out an Arabic poem by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Mohamed Alabbar

Mohamed Alabbar, is an Emirati businessman and global entrepreneur. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Emaar Properties, the developer of assets such as the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall, as well as the chairman of Eagle Hills, the Abu Dhabi based private investment and real estate development company. He is also the founder and director of, an e-commerce ecosystem for the Arab world and largest GCC e-commerce company and the chairman of Americana Group, in food industries.

Dubai Waterfront

The Dubai Waterfront was expected to become the largest waterfront and largest man-made development in the world. The project is a conglomeration of canals and artificial archipelago; it would occupy the last remaining Persian Gulf coastline of Dubai, the most populous emirate of the United Arab Emirates. It was planned to consist of a series of zones with mixed use including commercial, residential, resort, and amenity areas. The vision of the project is "to create a world-class destination for residents, visitors and businesses in the world's fastest growing city".

Nakheel Tower

Nakheel Tower is a planned skyscraper on hold in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by developer Nakheel. The project was previously called Al Burj.

The Burj Al Alam was a proposed 108-story, 510 m (1,670 ft) hyperboloid skyscraper in the Business Bay area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, though the project's roots are in a 101-storey design called "Fortune 101" and slated for the Dubai Marina area. It was designed to resemble a crystal flower. If constructed, it would have become one of the world's tallest buildings. The tower was one of the projects of the Fortune Group, which has a number of other projects in Dubai such as the Fortune Bay and Fortune Tower.

Universal Studios Dubailand is an abandoned construction site for a proposed Universal theme park located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its plans called for it to be located within Dubailand, a planned entertainment mega-complex. The project broke ground in July 2008 but was put on hold shortly thereafter. On October 27, 2016, it was announced that plans for the park had officially been scrapped.

Pentominium Supertall skyscraper on hold in Dubai

The Pentominium is a 122-storey, 516 m (1,693 ft) supertall skyscraper on hold in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction on the tower has been halted since August 2011. It was designed by Andrew Bromberg of architects Aedas and funded by Trident International Holdings. The AED 1.46 billion construction contract was awarded to Arabian Construction Company (ACC). The Pentominium has one of the deepest excavations done in the world.

The Dubai government's decision to diversify from a trade-based but oil-reliant economy to one that is service- and tourism-oriented has made real estate and other developments more valuable, resulting in the property boom from 2004–2006. Construction on a large scale has turned Dubai into one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. There are a number of large-scale projects which are currently under construction or will be constructed in the future. Due to the heavy construction which is taking place in Dubai, 30,000 construction cranes, which are 25% of cranes worldwide, are operating in Dubai. Due to the burst of construction, Dubai has acquired various building-related records, which include: the world's tallest tower, the world's largest shopping mall, the world's largest fountain and the world's tallest hotel. Also under construction is Dubailand, which will be almost twice the size of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Jeddah Tower Skyscraper under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Tower, previously known as Kingdom Tower, is a stalled construction project of a skyscraper on the north side of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is planned to be the world's first 1 km (3,281 ft) high building, and the centrepiece and first phase of a development and tourist attraction known as Jeddah Economic City.

Abu Dhabi Federal capital of the United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates. The city of Abu Dhabi is located on an island in the Persian Gulf, off the Central West Coast. Most of the city and the Emirate reside on the mainland connected to the rest of the country. As of 2020, Abu Dhabi's urban area had an estimated population of 1.48 million, out of 2.9 million in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as of 2016.

Downtown Dubai Community in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Downtown Dubai, previously known as Downtown Burj Dubai, is a large-scale, mixed-use complex under development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the home of some of the city's largest landmarks including Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and Dubai Fountain. It covers an area of 2 square kilometres (0.77 sq mi), at an estimated cost of US$20 billion upon completion and as of 2017, had a population of 13,201.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library is a large library in the Al Jaddaf locality of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


  1. "Diving for answers: What's happened to Dubai Pearl?". Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  2. "Investors still fighting for answers over long-stalled Dubai Pearl". Arab News. 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2020-10-15.