Al Thuraya Tower 1 in Dubai Media City with 28 floors.

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  • Al Thuraya Tower 1 is a 28-storey office building in Dubai Media City, Al Sufouh 2, Al Sufouh, Jumeirah, Dubai.

In September 2020, the building’s owner, NBD REIT, announced extensive upgrades to the fire escapes, coolers and elevators, as well as renovations to the parking lot, including new signage, resurfacing, lighting and painting.

In May 2022, ENBD REIT completed a $6 million renovation of its flagship Al Thuraya Tower 1. The modernization included the comprehensive equipment of the foyer and the entrance to the building, as well as corridors, staircases and common sanitary facilities, including lighting and tiling throughout the tower.

The project began in June 2021 and was carried out by interior contractor KPS, with Savills acting as project manager and cost consultant. The fire escape and podium were also upgraded, as well as improved layout and decor, prayer rooms, yoga/fitness studio facilities and additional access for people of determination.

In May 2022, Al Thuraya Tower 1 was valued at US$69 million and was one of the largest assets representing 19% of the value of ENBD REIT’s portfolio, which includes 11 buildings in Dubai across the office, retail and alternative sectors.

SHOPS NEAR BY Al Thuraya Tower 1

The amount of shops and amenities that are within walking distance can greatly affect the quality of life and can be a key factor in choosing a place to live. Here is an analysis of all commercial outlets currently operating near Al Thuraya Tower 1.

There are two outlets within the building itself, located on the ground floor:

  • Al Merkaaz : Restaurant, street level
  • Costa : Coffee shop, lobby

In addition, there are plenty of shops within walking distance of Al Thuraya Tower 1. We have selected the closest ones in various categories:


  • Fresh Plus : Mini mart, Shatha Tower (0.2 km)
  • Allday Minimart : Mini mart, CNN Building (0.3 km)
  • Carry Food : Mini mart, Al Seef Tower (0.4 km)
  • Viva : Supermarket, Landmark Group Headquarters (0.5 km)


  • Vapiano : Restaurant, Aurora Tower Media City (0.1 km)
  • Tsunami : Restaurant, Aurora Tower Media City (0.1 km)
  • Garden on 8 : Restaurant, Media One Hotel (0.2 km)
  • Café M : Restaurant, Media One Hotel (0.2 km)


  • Vienna Dental Clinic : Dental clinic, Shatha Tower (0.2 km)
  • Life Pharmacy : Pharmacy, Al Seef Tower (0.4 km)
  • Gya Dental Center : Dental clinic, Arjaan Hotel & Offices (0.5 km)
  • Life Pharmacy : Pharmacy, Mag 218 Tower (0.5 km)


  • Kensington Barbers : Men’s salon, Al Seef Tower (0.4 km)
  • Celine Ladies Beauty Salon : Ladies’ salon, Al Seef Tower (0.4 km)
  • Bisou Hair Salon : Ladies’ salon, Tamani Marina Hotel (0.4 km)
  • La Maison Barbers : Men’s salon, Tamani Marina Hotel (0.4 km)


  • Desco : Print shop, Shatha Tower (0.2 km)
  • Ice Cap Cleaning : Laundrette, Al Seef Tower (0.4 km)
  • Kachins Couture : Tailoring shop, Tamani Marina Hotel (0.4 km)
  • Blossom Laundry : Laundrette, Mag 218 Tower (0.5 km)


  • Bodylines : Gym, Arjaan Hotel & Offices (0.5 km)
  • Fitness First : Gym, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.8 km)
  • : Gym, The Residences at Marina Gate (0.8 km)
  • NRG Fitness : Gym, Marina Towers (0.8 km)


Al Thuraya Tower 1 has many schools nearby including Regent International School at 2.1 km and The International School of Choueifat Dubai at 2.6 km.

In terms of performance, there are seven schools in the area that have achieved either the top two government inspection ratings of ‘Very Good’ or ‘Outstanding’, including Dubai College which is rated ‘Outstanding’ and GEMS Dubai American Academy which is also rated ‘Outstanding’ ‘.

Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills

Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills is one of the best schools in Dubai. Operating since 2005, this well-known school offers the popular International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. DIA Emirates Hills is located in Emirates Hills and currently has approximately 2,293 students of 77 nationalities. The most recent KHDA assessment rated the school as very good. Dubai International Academy Al Barsha is the second branch which is also gaining popularity among parents.

DIA’s main goal is to prepare the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow. The highly experienced staff of this school makes sure to keep up with the ever-changing educational standards to provide their students with all the learning tools available.

DIA is one of Dubai’s most successful IB schools with two state-of-the-art campuses. One campus of Dubai International Academy is in Emirates Hills and the other is in Al Barsha. The state-of-the-art Emirates Hills campus is built on a 350,000 sq ft plot and has the following facilities:

Some of DIA’s achievements worth mentioning are:

DIA has a very active debating society which has won many competitions at national and regional level
DIA students showed excellent team spirit and worked together at the World Scholars Cup, an inclusive and team-oriented event
Two DIA students won first place in their respective categories at the Techno Talent Fest 2018, an event organized to showcase exemplary student IT projects.
Students from Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills participated in Design Space 2018, a design competition by the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI). Groups from different schools had the task of proposing a solution to a real situation. A team of finalists from DIA designed a seating and shading solution for Alserkal Avenue (Al Quoz).
Students from this Innoventures Education School also won awards at the 2018 DEWA Conservation Awards

Regent International School

Regent International School follows the National Curriculum of England and offers an excellent education culminating in GCSEs in Years 10 and 11 and A Levels in Years 12 and 13. We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by British School Overseas Inspection and ‘Very Good’. ” by KHDA.

However, education is not just about grades. It is about developing strength of character, a strong sense of purpose and a good sense of self. The purpose of this glorious life is not simply to endure, but to live extraordinarily, to soar, stumble and flourish as you learn to fall in love with existence.

With a rich history of more than 40 years, Regent is recognized as one of the region’s leading and most innovative schools, as well as a global leader in positive education – where a strong values-based education develops skills for academic and personal success. as well as well-being and character development that ensure success and happiness in life.


Explore communities that are adjacent or close to Al Thuraya Tower 1.

Dubai Marina (2.1 km)

Jumeirah Beach Residence (2.1 km)

Jumeirah Lakes Towers (2.3 km)

Car commuting times

From Al Thuraya Tower 1, it takes approximately 15 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 7 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 13 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 9 minutes to The Walk JBR.

Proximity to the airport

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is approximately 24 minutes’ drive away and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is approximately 32 minutes’ drive away.

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