Swim with a view: Nakheel starts work on Palm Tower rooftop infinity pool – 210 metres above ground

Hotel and residential floors complete at 52-storey luxury complex on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

 Master developer Nakheel has started constructing the rooftop infinity swimming pool at The Palm Tower, its 52-storey, luxury hotel and residential complex at the heart of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

Perched 210 metres above ground and covering 775 square metres, the infinity pool – one of the highest in the world – borders all four sides of the building, boasting unrivalled, panoramic views across Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline.

The pool – which will hold 930,000 litres of water – is on the 50th floor of The Palm Tower. Above the pool will be a podium housing a 51st level speciality restaurant and a 52nd storey public viewing deck, 240 metres high. Construction of the rooftop dining viewing deck complex will begin soon.

Located at the heart of the world-famous, award winning Palm Jumeirah, The Palm Tower comprises a 289-room St. Regis hotel, 432 luxury residences and an array of dining and leisure facilities. The hotel occupies the first 18 floors, with fully-furnished studios and one, two and three bedroom apartments on the upper floors.

Currently, around 850 construction workers are on site at The Palm Tower, rising to more than 1,500 when internal fit out gets in full swing in the next few weeks. Fit out of the St. Regis – due to open later this year – has already begun.

The Palm Tower is directly connected to the under-construction Nakheel Mall – the access point for the public viewing deck – and its 350 shops, restaurants and attractions. Nakheel Mall, which has its own Palm Monorail station, is due for completion this year.

Several other dining, leisure and entertainment venues are nearby, including the St. Regis Beach Club, part of Nakheel’s Palm West Beach complex, to which hotel guests and residents will have priority access; Al Ittihad Park, the UAE’s first indigenous park, spanning 1.1 million square feet across the heart of Palm Jumeirah;  and the newly-opened Pointe at Palm Jumeirah, with 70 seafront restaurants and shops.

The Palm Tower in numbers

More than 77,600 cubic metres of concrete, 46,000 square metres of glass and 17,000 tons of reinforcement steel are being used in the construction of The Palm Tower, Nakheel’s AED1.2 billion, 52-storey hotel and residential landmark project on Palm Jumeirah.

These are just a few of the fascinating facts and figures surrounding this iconic mixed-use project, which is nearing completion at the heart of the world famous island.

The Palm Tower in numbers:

  • 2 billion total project value
  • 930,000 litres of water in the rooftop infinity pool
  • 77,600 cubic metres of concrete
  • 46,000 square metres of glass
  • 17,000 tons of reinforcement steel
  • 850 construction workers currently on site
  • 775 square metres – area of the rooftop pool
  • 700 tons of structural steel
  • 432 luxury residences
  • 360 degree views from the rooftop infinity pool
  • 350 shops at Nakheel Mall, directly connected to The Palm Tower
  • 300 metres – height of the tower cranes used in construction
  • 300 seats in the rooftop restaurant
  • 289 rooms and suites in the St. Regis hotel
  • 240 metres – height of the viewing deck at the top of the tower
  • 210 metres – height of the rooftop infinity pool
  • 60 varieties of plants, shrubs and trees in the adjacent Al Ittihad Park
  • 22 elevators
  • 52 storeys high
  • 4 restaurants
  • 3 swimming pools
  • 3 vehicle access points
  • 3 pedestrian access points
  • 2 tunnels connecting Nakheel Mall to Marina Residences
  • 1 iconic address

For more information on The Palm Tower apartments, visit the Nakheel Sales Centre, call +971 4 390 3333 or log on to www.nakheel.com