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Almas Tower ( Diamond Tower) is a supertall skyscraper in Dubaimarker, United Arab Emiratesmarker. Construction of the office building began in early 2005 and was completed in 2009 with the installation of some remaining cladding panels at the top of the tower. The building topped out at in 2008, becoming the second-tallest building in Dubai, after Burj Dubaimarker. Almas Tower has 74 floors, 70 of which are commercial alongside four service floors.

The tower is located on its own artificial island in the centre of the Jumeirah Lake Towersmarker scheme, the tallest of all the buildings on the development when completed. It was designed by Atkins Middle East, who designed most of the JLT complex. The tower is being constructed by the Taisei Corporation of Japanmarker in a joint venture with ACC (Arabian Construction Co.) who were awarded the contract by Nakheel Properties on 16 July 2005.

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the owner of the tower, was the first to move in. The DMCC moved its corporate offices along with the Dubai Diamond Exchange to the unfinished tower on 15 November 2008. Almas Tower now houses facilities that provide a wide range of services for the region’s diamond, coloured gemstones and pearls industry. Along with the Dubai Diamond Exchange, these include the Dubai Gems Club, the Dubai Pearl Exchange, the Kimberley Process Certification offices and access to secure transportation agencies such as Brinks and Transguard, in addition to networking and meeting rooms. Diamond cutting and exchange take place at the tower. Due to the type of transactions taking place at the tower, high security is installed.

Construction gallery

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24 January 2007
File:Almas Tower Under Construction on 14 July 2007.jpg|
14 July 2007
File:Almas Tower Under Construction on 16 November_2007.jpg|
16 November 2007
File:Almas Tower on 15 May 2008 Pict 1.jpg|
15 May 2008


References

  1. Nakheel awards Almas Tower construction contract on gowealthy.com
  2. Dubai Diamond Exchange opens new trading floor in Almas Tower. DMCC website
  3. Jumeirah Lakes Towers construction progresses on schedule. DMCC website


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