Nakheel, a property developer based in Dubai, UAE, has commenced construction on a rooftop infinity swimming pool at The Palm Tower, a 52-storey, luxury hotel and residential complex at the heart of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.
Perched 210m above ground and covering 775m², the infinity pool, one of the highest in the world, borders all four sides of the building, offering panoramic views across Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline.
The pool, to be located on the 50th floor of The Palm Tower, will hold 930,000 litres of water.
Above the pool, a podium will be constructed, which will accommodate a 51st level speciality restaurant. The 52nd storey will comprise a public viewing deck, 240m high.
Construction of the rooftop dining viewing deck complex will commence shortly.
Located at the heart of Palm Jumeirah, The Palm Tower consists of a 289-room St Regis hotel, 432 luxury residences and dining and leisure facilities.
The hotel, which will occupy the first 18 floors, will feature fully-furnished studios and one, two and three-bedroom apartments on the upper floors.
Currently, 850 construction workers are on site at The Palm Tower and this is expected to increase to more than 1,500 when internal fit-out commences in the next few weeks.
St Regis is due to open later in 2019 and fit out has already begun.
The Palm Tower will be connected to the Nakheel Mall, which will be the access point for the public viewing deck, 350 shops, restaurants and attractions.
Nakheel Mall, which has its own Palm Monorail station, is expected to be completed in 2019.
Several other dining, leisure and entertainment venues are located nearby, including the St Regis Beach Club, part of Nakheel’s Palm West Beach complex, to which hotel guests and residents will have priority access; Al Ittihad Park, the UAE’s first indigenous park, spanning 1.1m ft² across the heart of Palm Jumeirah; and the Pointe at Palm Jumeirah, with 70 seafront restaurants and shops.
Image: Palm Tower rooftop complex. Photo: Courtesy of Nakheel PJSC.