Dubai Festival City

  • LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Completion2008
  • ClientDubai Festival City
  • General ContractorAl Futtaim Carillion
  • ArchitectThe Jerde Partnership, HOK

Dubai Festival City is a waterfront community along the eastern bank of Dubai Creek which has a multitude of restaurants, shops, hotels and venues and several impressive facades, designed and built by Waagner Biro Steel and Glass. It is a focal point for the people of Dubai and global tourists. Designed with people in mind providing a unique destination, master planned waterfront community comprising a unique mix of entertainment, dining, shopping, sport and leisure facilities, automotive dealerships, hotels, a marina, residential and office components. Waagner Biro’s scope of work within this development was as follows: Crescent mall: curved steel construction weighing 573t and glazed surfaces of 8,443m². Festival Square: the roof as a part of a cylinder with a curtain wall facade in the front elevation. Roof steel construction weighing 214t and a curtain wall steel construction weighing 43t along with glazed wall and roofs of over 3,000m². Knuckle: Steel construction including secondary steel weighing 225t, glazed surface disc (without gaps) area of 125m² and a Kalzip surface including the disc of 1,700m². Oval Court: Two roofs constructed of steel including secondary steelwork weighing 62t, glazed surfaces (without gaps) area 741m² and panel surface (without gap) of 730m². Within the development, Waagner Biro Steel and Glass also constructed seven pavilions.