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In pictures: Dubai's new mega project near Burj Al Arab - Burj Jumeira

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, on Thursday inaugurated Burj Jumeira, the new tower set to be built in the Al Sufouh neighbourhood of Dubai.

In pictures: Dubai's new mega project near Burj Al Arab - Burj Jumeira
Downtown Jumeira, which is being developed by Dubai Holding, will have the Burj Jumeira as its centerpiece.
In pictures: Dubai's new mega project near Burj Al Arab - Burj Jumeira
Sheikh Mohammed described the tower and Downtown Jumeira as a continuation of Dubai’s vision for becoming a city of the future.
In pictures: Dubai's new mega project near Burj Al Arab - Burj Jumeira
Construction will start immediately and the first phase of the development will be delivered in 2023.
In pictures: Dubai's new mega project near Burj Al Arab - Burj Jumeira
Connectivity will be a central component of Downtown Jumeira, with a covered pathway connecting the nearby Sharaf DG Metro Station to Burj Jumeira, and all the way through the entire development to Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
In pictures: Dubai's new mega project near Burj Al Arab - Burj Jumeira
Burj Jumeira will rise to 550 metres and its façade will be covered with digital displays that can be utilized for various occasions and celebrations.
In pictures: Dubai's new mega project near Burj Al Arab - Burj Jumeira
Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by Abdulla Al Habbai, chairman of Dubai Holding.
In pictures: Dubai's new mega project near Burj Al Arab - Burj Jumeira
State-of-the-art technologies deployed inside the crown enable its inner surfaces to be transformed into fully immersive and interactive displays.
In pictures: Dubai's new mega project near Burj Al Arab - Burj Jumeira
Sheikh Mohammed stands for photograph during the launch event.
In pictures: Dubai's new mega project near Burj Al Arab - Burj Jumeira
Burj Jumeira will also feature multiple observation decks, giving visitors 360 degree panoramic views of Dubai.
In pictures: Dubai's new mega project near Burj Al Arab - Burj Jumeira
Surrounding the base of Burj Jumeira will be a fully integrated retail component.
In pictures: Dubai's new mega project near Burj Al Arab - Burj Jumeira
The base of the tower is designed in the outline of Sheikh Mohammed’s fingerprint, and is planned to accommodate various social, cultural and artistic events and activities.