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Height: Occupied
375.4 m / 1,231 ft
Height: To Tip
426.5 m / 1,399 ft
Height: Architectural
426.5 m / 1,399 ft
Marina 101 Outline
Height: Observatory
375 m / 1,230 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
120,706 m² / 1,299,269 ft²
Development GFA
153,920 m² / 1,656,781 ft²
# of Apartments
# of Hotel Rooms
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Marina 101
Other Names Dream Dubai Marina
Structure Type Building
Status Architecturally Topped Out
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map Dubai Marina
Building Functions residential / hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2015
Official Website Marina 101

Companies Involved

Owner Sheffield Real Estate
Developer Emaar Properties
Design National Engineering Bureau
Structural Engineer
Design National Engineering Bureau
MEP Engineer
Design SDT International
Main Contractor TAV Construction
Other Consultant
• Vertical Transportation Barker Mohandas, LLC
Material Supplier
• Concrete CCL
• Elevator ETA Melco Elevator Company L.L.C.

About Marina 101

With architectural elements reminiscent of art-deco design, Marina 101 stands out in a city full of supertall structures. Located in the tightly packed Dubai Marina district, the building is just steps away from the Persian Gulf and is surrounded by several major high-rise complexes, as well as the famed Palm Jumeirah Island development. The tower will accommodate serviced apartments and the Middle East’s first Hard Rock Hotel.

The design of the structure fully embraces a wide range of aesthetic influences. Rather than just building straight towards the sky, Marina 101’s architects added numerous visual elements to perforate and diffuse the building’s exterior. Flared projections acting as light dishes break the vertical monotony of the supertall tower as it rises, culminating in a 45-meter crown that caps the building and sets it apart in the surrounding skyline. The façade consists of a granite base, two-tone aluminum cladding along the height of the tower, and double glazing to reduce heat again. At night the subtly lit crown will be clearly visible from the Dubai airport. It will consist of sky blue aluminum panels converging to a dramatic four-point pinnacle.

Within the tower, the vertical transportation system will consist of a total of 28 elevators, ranging from low-speed service elevators to high-speed high-rise elevators. The six basements and the tower will sit on a four-meter-thick raft foundation supported by 280 friction grip piles, ranging from 80 centimeters to 150 centimeters in diameter. The forest of piles, gripped by the surrounding strata, will ensure the safety and stability of the structure.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Global News

Dubai’s Marina 101 Now Four Years Behind Schedule
6 Feb 2015 – Dubai

Hard Rock Hotel to Open in Dubai’s Marina 101
28 Oct 2014 – Dubai

Highest Floors in Dubai’s Marina 101 Go On Sale
11 Sep 2014 – Dubai

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Dubai’s Marina 101 Now Four Years Behind Schedule
6 Feb 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Marina 101, the residential building set to become Dubai's second-tallest tower, is now running four years behind schedule, according to a newly-filed document. The 427-…
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Hard Rock Hotel to Open in Dubai’s Marina 101
28 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s Marina 101 will soon house the Middle East’s first Hard Rock Hotel, it was announced on October 27. The hotel will occupy the first 33 floors of the building and…
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Highest Floors in Dubai’s Marina 101 Go On Sale
11 Sep 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The top 20 floors of Marina 101, Dubai’s future second-tallest building, are going on sale. When completed at the end of December 2014, the 427-meter tall Marina 101 will…
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Dream Dubai Marina Set For 2015 Completion
21 Jul 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction on the soon-to-be second-tallest tower in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Dream Dubai Marina, is more than 80 percent complete. The Project will stand…
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Marina 101 Gets Dreamy Rename
11 Oct 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Real estate company Dream has announced its next international hotel project, Dream Dubai, in the under-construction Marina 101. Dream officials disclosed that the hotel…

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV