The C1-C5 Buildings are located at the centre of the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) District Phase 1, along the main shopping streets. They form the heart of the DWTC development.

They comprise low-rise office and retail buildings that vary in height between 9 and 13 storeys. All these buildings contain light-filled internal atria and accessible green roof gardens. The retail units located at ground level are linked together via a network of internal and external shopping routes and shaded arcades. The buildings also provide a rich variety of interesting indoor and outdoor shopping areas.

The facades consist of a curtain-walling system that expresses their structure, and follows a flexible office partition module. All office entrances are highlighted by a set-back facade with integrated planters.

Shading is provided through integrated reflective louvres, window blinds, and a network of arcades. External retail areas are shaded by awnings.

Greenery is integrated into the development through façade planting and green roof gardens. Rainwater is harvested and used for greywater.

For further information about the associated World Trade Centre Masterplan, please click here.


  • Location Dubai, UAE
  • Value Confidential
  • Size 224,000 m²
  • Client Dubai World Trade Centre
  • Year 2017