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Nakheel breaks ground on 210m-high Palm Tower infinity pool

The Palm Jumeirah developer said the 775sqm pool will border all sides of Palm Tower's 50th floor

Dubai's Nakheel said work has started on the rooftop infinity pool at the Palm Jumeirah's planned Palm Tower complex.
Dubai's Nakheel said work has started on the rooftop infinity pool at the Palm Jumeirah's planned Palm Tower complex.

Dubai-based developer Nakheel has started work on the infinity swimming pool at its 52-storey Palm Tower hotel and residential project on the Palm Jumeirah.

Described by the development giant as "one of the highest in the world", the 210m-high pool will border all four sides of the tower’s 50th floor, with views across the Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf, and the Dubai skyline.

Covering 775sqm, the pool will hold 930,000 litres of water. There will be a podium above it, housing a 51st level speciality restaurant and a 52nd  storey public viewing deck 240m-high.

READ: Construction progress on Nakheel's $182m Deira Islands in Dubai

Around 850 construction workers are currently on-site for The Palm Tower, with the number due to surpass 1,500 when internal fit-out work picks up in full swing in the next few weeks. Fit out of the accompanying St Regis hotel – due to open later this year – has already begun.

Located within Nakheel’s iconic Palm Jumeirah development, 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. 

Roughly 850 workers are on-site at Nakheel's Palm Tower at the Dubai's iconic Palm Jumeirah development [image:Nakheel].

The 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.

READ: Nakheel’s $217m The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah set for Q4 2018 opening

Nakheel Mall, which has its own Palm Monorail station, is due for completion this year.

In September 2018, Nakheel’s hospitality and leisure arm unveiled the UAE’s first “floating swimming” pool at Palm Jumeirah. Located 50m offshore, the 1.2m-deep pool is an extension of Nakheel’s Breeze Beach Grill at Club Vista Mare and will be accessible by a 50m walkway.

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