Jumeirah Lake Towers was announced in 2004 and was originally to be overseen by Nakheel Properties. As we understand, Nakheel is no longer considered the master-developer of the community and that mandate has shifted to DMCC.
All the towers in JLT are a minimum of 35 storeys tall. The tallest building, and the center piece of JLT is the Almas Tower, one of Dubai’s tallest buildings. Other towers range in size from between 35 – 45 storeys tall.
Jumeirah Lake Towers is a master-development along Sheikh Zayed Road and directly opposite to the Dubai Marina.
JLT consists of residential towers, office buildings, hotel & hotel serviced apartment developments as well as a hundreds of retail shops located at the foot of nearly every building.
There are a total of 38 towers in JLT that have apartments, while another 4 such towers are under-construction.
High quality residential buildings: Green Lake Towers, Al Seef Tower 2 and 3, Tamweel Tower, Al Shera Tower, Madina Tower.
Mid quality residential buildings: Icon Tower 1 & 2, Lake Terrace, Lake View, V3 Tower, Mag 214, Al Waleed Paradise, Aramada Towers, Concorde Tower, Dubai Arch, Global Lake View, GoldCrest Views 1 & 2 etc.
There are a total of 27 towers in JLT that have office space, and only one office building is currently under-construction.
Most of the office buildings in JLT are Grade B quality. A major drawback of office supply in JLT and in the Dubai in general is the fact that they have STRATA ownership – which is a drawback for office buildings when viewed from global best practices perspective. Most developers sell office space at the time of launching a project. Therefore, by the time a building is ready, there are hundreds of owners who have purchased various sizes of office space. These type of buildings are not attractive for big business, especially the International Corporations who look for larger spaces in quality buildings with well structured management in place.
Still, JLT is one of the handful of areas within Dubai where a buyer can purchase freehold office space (the others being Business Bay and Dubai Silicon Oasis).
The proposed Burj 2020 which would be the premier commercial development in Dubai is located at the back of Jumeirah Lake Towers:
High quality office buildings: Almas Tower, Gold Tower (AU), JBC 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5; Platinum Tower, Silver Tower, Tiffany Tower.