Al Habtoor City tower will comprise 87 storeys.

UAE-based Al Habtoor Group said it has achieved a major milestone in the construction of its iconic 87-floor tower at Al Habtoor City, Dubai, with more than 23 per cent of the work completed in addition to the piling phase.

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, on the banks of the Dubai Water Canal, Al Habtoor Tower is witnessing rapid development.

Despite the project’s ambitious scale, encompassing a built-up area of 3.5 million sq ft over 87 floors, the construction has notably advanced ahead of schedule, said the Emirati group.

On the key milestone, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, the Group’s Founding Chairman, said: “In record time, the group has completed all infrastructure work and foundation work, in addition to a large area of the seven podiums, equivalent to 50,000 sq m of construction work – a feat that traditionally would require at least two-and-a-half years.”

Al Habtoor pointed out that the project has adopted pioneering construction methods, including the use of the highest steel and concrete grades for the first time in the UAE, significantly reducing carbon emissions.

“The construction process also features a top-down approach, saving a year in construction time and enabling the execution of 350,000 sq m of the built-up area in just 1,000 days. What we have achieved is outstanding. Going forward, progress will be very visible to the untrained eye, with the plan to reach up to at least 35 floors by the end of this year,” he said.

The tower is targeted for completion in 36 months.