The contract for the Air Traffic Control Tower was awarded to Arabtec / Max Boëgl JV in February 2007.
The tower which is being constructed toward the southeast of Dubai World Central International Airport (JXB) is in close proximity to the Passenger Terminal Building. The facility has an airside / landside interface with secured access to airside, offering air traffic controllers the ability to handle multiple airborne aircraft, as well as grounded craft.
The project consists of a 91-metre high air traffic control tower and a technical block of 6,000 square metres, which house offices, operations, technical rooms, flight simulator and a meteor observation cabin.
The first 69 metres of the tower is reinforced concrete, and the remaining upper part is steel. The whole tower is illuminated and clad with special glass and aluminium cladding panels. The double storey control cabin assembly is clad with special glass panels (40 millimetres thick) and aluminium cladding panels.
This will be a unique structure, the highest in the Middle East and an iconic landmark for the region’s aviation industry. JXB, when completed, will be the world’s largest airport. It will create a new benchmark in urban planning and destination living designed to support Dubai’s aviation, tourism, commercial and logistics requirements until 2050 and it represents one of the most important developments in the history of the UAE.