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The Link connects the two towers of One Za’abeel 100 m above ground level.

The Link connects the two towers of One Za’abeel 100 m above ground level.

First section of The Link at One Za’abeel lifted

October 2020

Ithra Dubai, fully owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai, says it has achieved a major milestone with the lift of the 192-m-long first section of The Link, now connecting the two towers of the iconic One Za’abeel 100 m above ground level.

The master real estate developer carried out over 12 days one of the heaviest lifts in the region on the Dubai project, weighing in at around 8,500 tonnes.

More than 110 special jacks and heavy-duty strand jacks were used for the operation, calling for a concerted effort by a team of global experts in the fields of construction, engineering and contracting.

More than 110 special jacks and heavy-duty strand jacks were used for the operation.

More than 110 special jacks and heavy-duty strand jacks were used for the operation.

The first section of the Link is now in its final position. The second lift of 900 tonnes scheduled for this month (October), will complete the Link structure to reach its final length of 226 m. The Link will top the list of engineering marvels and is set to break an international record for the longest cantilevered building in the world.

Director and CEO Issam Galadari says: “Ithra Dubai’s One Za’abeel and its iconic Link are modern marvels of engineering and design, a tribute to Dubai’s vision and the city’s greatness.”

Over a total built-up area of 470,700 sq m, it will include premium office space, 263 high-end residential units, three floors of retail space, 497 ultra-luxury hotel rooms and serviced apartments and the world’s first One & Only urban resort.

It is also aiming for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification, in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and its sustainable development goals.

The Iconic One Za’abeel is the gate to the financial district of Dubai DIFC, with an overhead link to the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The multi-award winner mixed-use development slated to be completed in late 2021. 




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