Meraas Development unveils tower-led gardens development in Dubai

Dubai-based developer Meraas has unveiled the $95bn (£54bn) Jumeira Gardens scheme.

Its crowning feature will be Dubai 1, already being boasted as “one of the tallest and largest buildings in the world” and an immediate rival to Nakheel’s kilometre-high tower revealed yesterday.

The colossal development will also feature 1 Park Avenue, a 600,000m2 tower, and Park Gate, six paired towers each between thirty and forty storeys high. The first phase of the development will straddle 820km2 in the Satwa area of the city, and will include seven offshore islands.

Construction of Jumeira Gardens’ first phase has already started, with the first buildings due for completion at the end of 2011.

The scheme has been masterplanned by SOM.