Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village 40% complete

A show mock-up wing of the hotel and residences, comprising a one- and two-bedroom apartment and two hotel rooms, is available for viewing

The development is scheduled to complete and open in 2018.
The development is scheduled to complete and open in 2018.

Dubai-based hospitality group, Skai, has completed 40% of the construction on its AED1.28bn (US $348.4m) Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village hotel and residences. The development is scheduled to complete and open in 2018.

Main contractor, China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCEC ME), has completed the structural works, partition and block walls, and mechanical, plumbing, and electrical (MEP) works up to level 19.

A show mock up wing, comprising a one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment and two hotel rooms, is also now available for viewing.  

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Skai, chief executive officer (CEO) of real estate development, Nabil Akiki, said: “Completing 40% of the Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village marks a significant milestone for us, and demonstrates our pledge to complete this project on time in spite of the fire last August. We have recovered much faster than expected and remain committed to opening in Q4 2018.”

CSCEC ME, president and CEO, Yu Tao, said: “Over the course of the next year, we will be pushing ahead to complete the structural works for one floor a week, ensuring we are on track to welcome homeowners and guests in Q4 2018.”

Once complete, the Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village will comprise 247-hotel rooms and suites, 221 one- and two-bedroom hotel apartments and 33 four-bedroom hotel apartments all with private pools and Jacuzzis.

The 60-storey tower will feature breathable architecture that allows sunlight to shine through the tower and a vertical microclimate design with more than 4.65ha of flora.

The development will also feature 271 sky-high swimming pools and Jacuzzis, floor to ceiling windows, and panoramic views of the city.

Skai, which conceptualised the unique design of the property and has now patented it and registered as a trade mark in 186 countries, plans to replicate similar structures in other major gateway cities.

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