DIFC launches Lighthouse Tower

DUBAI — The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) yesterday launched 400-metre luxury office tower 'DIFC Lighthouse Tower', that will be constructed in the heart of the DIFC, adjacent to the famous 'Gate' building. The gross floor area of the project will be 90,000 square metres.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 22 Apr 2007, 9:01 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:16 PM

A beacon of modernity, the Lighthouse will be characterised by special external lighting features that will distinguish it from all other high-rise buildings in Dubai. As well, the approved environmentally sensitive design of the tower will include provisions for various applications for renewable energy, reduced carbon emissions and energy saving techniques.

Dr Omar bin Sulaiman, Governor of DIFC, said: "The launch of the DIFC Lighthouse Tower, the newest landmark on the skyline of Dubai comes in line with our objective with the ongoing expansion of the DIFC and concomitant growth of the emirate, this tower will help meet the burgeoning demand for high-quality office space in the heart of our thriving community."

He continued: "The unique design of this slender tower will make it stand out, especially at night, when the external lighting will serve, like a lighthouse, to attract the admiration of residents and visitors alike. We are particularly proud of the project's environmentally friendly and sensitive design, which will set a new benchmark for energy conservation in the region."

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