- The Swiss Tower in JLT is taller than any tower in Switzerland and the tallest of its kind in the world
- Swiss Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates organises Opening Ceremony
Dubai, UAE; 30 November 2013: The Swiss Tower, the first “country branded” tower in the UAE, officially launched on 29 November 2013. The 40-floor tower in the DMCC Free Zone, the largest and fastest growing free zone in the UAE, has a total structural height of 167 metres. Construction of the Swiss Tower was completed in 2010 and the Swiss Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates moved in early 2012.
[caption id="attachment_1148" align="aligncenter" width="256" caption="Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC, opens the Tallest Swiss Tower in the world in JLT"][/caption]
The opening ceremony was attended by over 150 dignitaries including Swiss President of the Council of the States, H.E. Filippo Lombardi; Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC; Swiss Ambassador, H.E. Andrea Reichlin; Walter Deplazes, Consul General Switzerland; and Urs Stirnimann, Chairman of Swiss Tower Interim Owner Association.
During the ceremony, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC commented:
“Choosing DMCC and Jumeirah Lakes Towers as the destination for Swiss Tower further highlights the strong trading ties between Geneva and Dubai as ‘sister cities’, and the strength of Dubai as a global hub for commodities trade and enterprise. DMCC is now the UAE’s largest and fastest growing free zone with over 7,400 members with over 150 Swiss member companies. We are certain that the establishment of Swiss Tower creates a world-class environment for Swiss corporations here at the DMCC Free Zone.”
The Swiss Business Council, Switzerland Tourism, Swiss ILC Management Services and many other Swiss companies have their offices in the Swiss Tower. It is the tallest tower of its kind in the world and is also taller than any tower in Switzerland.
With 65 mixed-use commercial and residential towers and over 220 retail outlets in operation, there are currently over 75,000 people working and living within the DMCC Free Zone.