|30 October, 2018

Foundation slab marks milestone for Dubai's AYKON City

288,600 cubic feet of concrete and 1,500 metric tons of steel sets DAMAC's Dubai Canal development closer to completion

Setting of the Foundation Slab at AYKON City

Setting of the Foundation Slab at AYKON City

Dubai, UAE:DAMAC Properties announced the completion of the raft foundation for tower C of AYKON City, its 4 million square feet development centrally located between Sheikh Zayed Rd and the Dubai Water Canal. The setting of the foundation slab, the second one at the development, saw over 288,600 cubic feet of concrete poured within a 30-hour period, and requiring more than 1,500 metric tons of steel.

 “The foundation work presented a complex challenge for the project management team as the site is in the middle of a busy metropolitan.” said Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President at DAMAC. “To ensure that the setting of the raft did not disturb the flow of traffic in the area, the team orchestrated the job across several shifts, ensuring to complete the feat within 30 hours.”

In adherence to best standards, the slab required concrete to be poured in a temperature-controlled environment. With the successful completion of the foundation, construction can now begin on the main columns and core walls, accelerating the pace at which the tower will rise to complement the existing skyline.


Slated for completion in 2021, the multi-tower AYKON City community, centred in the heart of Dubai, consists of residences with ample lifestyle facilities, serviced apartments, a hotel property and office spaces. It also offers stunning views of the popular Dubai Water Canal, rated as one of the top attractions in the city. The promenade of Dubai Canal is the ideal place for residents and visitors to relax, and indulge in world-class experiences, owing to the scenic pedestrian tracks, waterways and bridges, as well as restaurants and stores that dot the area.  


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DAMAC Properties has been at the forefront of the Middle East’s luxury real estate market since 2002 – bringing luxury living experiences to residents from all over the world. Making its mark at the highest end of stylish living, DAMAC Properties has cemented its place as the leading luxury developer in the region, offering iconic design and the utmost quality. The company’s footprint now extends across the Middle East with projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman and the United Kingdom.

As of 30th June 2018, DAMAC Properties has delivered over 21,700 homes. The company has a development portfolio of over 40,000 units at various stages of progress and planning, comprising more than 10,000 hotel rooms, serviced apartments and hotel villas, which will be managed by its hospitality arm, DAMAC Hotels & Resorts. With vision and momentum, DAMAC Properties is building the next generation of Middle East luxury living.  Visit us at 

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For more information, please contact:
Rania Maroun, Manager
Corporate Communications, DAMAC Properties.
Tel: +971 4 3731696

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