Almas Tower is the second tallest building in Dubai, after Burj Khalifa. In Arabic it means “Diamond Tower”. It’s about 360 m or 1,180 ft and has 64 floors on it, 60 floors for the commercial. The designer of the building is Atkins Middle East and India (a multinational engineering and design consultancy) and the constructoris Taisei Corporation of Japan in a joint venture with ACC (Arabian Construction Co.). The Developer of the project is Nakheel Properties, and they made the contract on 16 July 2005. The construction starts in early 2005 and was completed in 2009, located at Jumeirah Lake, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The purpose of the building is to be a comercial office. It using concrete as the construction and glass as the facade. The owner of the building is DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre). They moved to the tower on 15 November 2008 and now it houses facilities that provide a wide range of services for the region’s diamond, coloured gemstones and pearls industry. The building also houses 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

Tags: Atkins, Building, Concrete, design, Dubai, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, Middle East, Nakheel Properties, office, Pearl Exchange, United Arab Emirates,