DUBAI: Azizi Developments will start work on its tallest project — a 570-metre high skyscraper on Shaikh Zayed Road — in the third quarter this year. The architectural firm of Atkins is finalising the design of the 122-storey building, which will cost Dh3 billion.

It will have residences on the first 100 floors and a hotel across 22 levels. The plot was acquired last year.

“The tower will be a stunning new addition to Shaikh Zayed Road — the main artery of the city — and will rival the world’s most well-known skyscrapers in terms of both scale and quality of design,” said Mirwais Azizi, chairman. “Additionally, this tower will reinforce Dubai’s position as a global powerhouse for real estate, luxury and tourism as well as add to its appeal as the leading destination for some of the most iconic skyscrapers in the world.”

In addition to the tower, Azizi is currently working on more than 200 projects this year. Among its biggest projects are Azizi Riviera — the developer’s flagship development in Meydan One — and the Azizi Victoria in Mohammad Bin Rashid City’s District 7.