The Almas Tower, also known as Diamond Tower, is a supertall skyscraper located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, around the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE). Completed in 2008, after a three year construction process, the structure was officially inaugurated in 2009 and at that time it entered the top three skyscrapers in the city of Dubai by height, surpassed only by the Emirates Park Towers and the Burj Dubai. Owned by Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, the developer was Nakheel Properties, while the design and construction plans were made by a multinational engineering, design and planning company, called Atkins Middle East, that designed most of the JLT complex. The building’s antenna spire is situated at a 363.07 metres hight, as the top floor is located 279.30 metres hight. Distributed in 74 floors (68 above ground, 5 basement floors), it occupies a total floor area of approximately 1,722,226 Sqft. With its outstanding glass design and spiraling theme, located on its own artificial island in the centre of the Jumeirah Lake Towers scheme, surrounded by water, the Almas Tower has become a unique structure in Dubai’s skyline.
Being a commercial purpose building, the Almas Tower is the most important headquarters for more than 300 regional and international companies operating in the diamonds and coloured stones industry, including companies such as the Dubai Gems Club, the Dubai Pearl Exchange, the Kimberley Process Certification and as a result of the nature of transactions that are constantly taking place within the tower, extremely high security equipment has been installed. This means that Almas, which actually means ‘diamond’ in Arabic, offers a transparent, secure and sophisticated location for diamond traders to stay profitable and grow their business over a period, providing the full service of project management and commercial management, thus making the Almas Tower the icon and signature tower at Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT).