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Tallest commercial tower in the world named Burj 2020

The tallest commercial tower in Dubai has been named Burj 2020, in honour of Dubai Expo 2020 win.


The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the Government of Dubai Authority, has chosen the name to honour Dubai’s Expo 2020, with a mandate to establish Dubai as the global gateway for commodity trade and enterprise.


To be held for the first time in the Middle East region, the Dubai Expo 2020 themed ‘Connecting Minds, Creating Future’, will further drive Dubai’s positions as more than just a transfer point between East and West, while also supporting the vision of leadership of Dubai, to become the new economic centre of the world.


The DMCC Executive Chairman, Ahmed bin Sulayem, said that only a few can imagine the impact that Dubai of 2020 will have on Expo, and how it would connect people, their ideas and aspirations.


DMCC congratulates HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai and people of UAE, and the world’s tallest commercial tower is dedicated to this historic win, by naming it ‘Burj 2020’, he said.


The naming of ‘Burj 2020’ follows DMCC’s announcement earlier in the year to build the world’s tallest commercial tower as part of its Free Zone Business Park expansion plans, catering to increased global demand from multinationals and regional corporates for large scale commercial space in Dubai.


At present, the master plan for Burj 2020 is in final stages, with architects likely to be appointed next year, and ground-breaking planned for 2015. DMCC will also involve its partners and stakeholders such as the Dubai Municipality, the Roads and Transport Authority, and the Dubai Electricity and Water Association, early next year to ensure timely delivery of Burj 2020 and the DMCC Business Park.


DMCC has been a strong supporter of Dubai’s bid to host World Expo 2020. With more than 66 mixed-use commercial and residential towers, and more than 220 retail outlets now in operation, there are at least 80,000 or more people working and living in DMCC Free Zone in Dubai. More than 200 companies’ join DMCC every month, with a 94% retention rate, and DMCC continues to be the largest and fastest growing free zone in UAE.


Posted on 28/11/2013


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