JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 1

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Height: Occupied
298.1 m / 978 ft
Height: To Tip
355.4 m / 1,166 ft
Height: Architectural
355.4 m / 1,166 ft
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 1 Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
97,944 m² / 1,054,260 ft²
Development GFA
320,314 m² / 3,447,831 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 1
Name of Complex Emirates Park Towers
Other Names Emirates Park Towers Hotel & Spa 1, Emirates Park Tower 1
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map Sheikh Zayed Road
Building Function hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2012
Official Website JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #55 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #12 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #10 Tallest in United Arab Emirates
City Ranking #9 Tallest in Dubai

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Emirates Airline
Design Archgroup Consultants
Structural Engineer
Design Archgroup Consultants; BG&E
MEP Engineer
Design Ian Banham and Associates
Main Contractor Brookfield Multiplex
Other Consultant
• Marketing Marriott International, Inc.
• Wind Windtech Consultants Pty Ltd
Material Supplier
• Elevator Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

About JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 1

The Emirates Park Towers represent a twin-tower hotel complex sitting on an “L”-shaped plot in Dubai between the Sheikh Zayed Road to the west and Business Bay to the east. This plot will adjoin a future extension of the Dubai Creek, with a waterside promenade on the south side.

The design of Emirates Park Towers is inspired by the date tree, a recognized symbol of Arab culture. The faceted appearance of the tree’s trunk is reflected in the plan of the guest floors. The balconies are extruded out to suggest a layered bark pattern. The building is an example of Expressionist architecture, in which the structure itself resembles a distorted shape.

The main structural core is placed in the middle of the plan. The central core and external shear walls are connected by outriggers to form the lateral load resisting systems. The shear walls are supported on transfer girders, which are then supported by core walls and peripheral columns. The towers are oriented intentionally for minimal peak thermal load and wind pressure, and feature vertical fins that act as shading devices.

The towers comprise 66 guest floors, eight service levels, and six intermediate levels. The off-axis orientation of the towers and the peripherally located hotel rooms maximize guests’ access to views of the nearby scenery, including the Arabian Gulf, Safa Park, and the Burj Kalifa. The podium provides a central nest of activity for the towers: with 18 restaurants and bars, an extensive business center with conference halls and meeting rooms, a banquet hall, spa and health club, as well as retail outlets, a swimming pool, and a gymnasium.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Team Travels to Dubai
31 Jan 2018 – Tour Report

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Research

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I

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