21st Century Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road

21st Century Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road

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About 21st Century Tower

Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) is one of Dubai’s main highways. It connects all the seven emirates of the UAE. While being one of the busiest roads in Dubai, several high-rise residential buildings have been developed along E11. These are especially popular among professionals since the road connects them to the emirate’s many commercial areas. One such residential building is the 21st Century Tower.

21st Century Tower Sheikh Zayed Road
21st Century Tower is a popular residential skyscraper on Sheikh Zayed Road

Living true to its name, the tower features a futuristic design and offers residents all the facilities required for a modern lifestyle. Ranked as the most popular residential development on Sheikh Zayed Road, the tower spans 55 storeys and has 400 apartments, 300 being 3-bedroom units while 100 being 2-bed flats. It is the 4th largest building in Dubai. Having said that, it was the tallest residential building in the world at the time of its construction in 2001-2003. One can see the Al Rostamani logo of three doves in flight on the skyscraper.   

In A Nutshell

  • 2- and 3-bedroom apartments for rent
  • Easy access to the rest of Dubai
  • Excellent amenities and recreation spots nearby
  • Modern facilities inside the building


Facilities in the 21st Century Tower


Residents have access to an adjoining 9-level basement parking in 21st Century Tower, which has a total of 412 parking spaces. Owners/tenants of each unit get one space.   

21st Century Tower Parking
A glimpse of the secure parking area of 21st Century Tower


Among modern facilities are seven elevators in 21st Century Tower connected by an intelligent elevator system. This means that when you request an elevator, the system automatically directs the nearest elevator to the requested floor. 

Security, Central Airconditioning and Maintenance Services

There are full-time security and maintenance staff to facilitate residents at all times. Residents don’t have to pay additional maintenance charges. The building is also secured by CCTV coverage

Gym and Fitness Facilities

To help residents stay fit and active, developers have also built a state-of-the-art gym in 21st Century Tower. 

Lifestyle Amenities

Among lifestyle amenities are a rooftop swimming pool and an outdoor playing area for children featuring swings, slides and monkey bars. 

Concierge and Guest Services

The building also has a front desk and lobby area with beautiful interiors and spacious seating facilities. 


Pets are not allowed in the building. 

Safety Features

21st Century Tower also has fire safety features such as:

  • Fire alarms
  • Smoke detectors
  • Fire extinguishers

These are maintained routinely to ensure the safety of residents at all times. 

21st Century Tower Floor Plans 

  • 3-bedroom apartments in 21st Century Tower consist of one unit type
Bayut has worked on creating a simple format for 2D and 3D floor plans on the website. You can easily find the unit type and bed type you’re interested in by browsing 21st Century Tower floor plans

Apartment Types in 21st Century Tower

2-bedroom Apartments in 21st Century Tower

To begin with 2-bedroom apartments in 21st Century Tower have covered areas ranging from approximately 1,000 sq. ft to 1,500 sq. ft. The units comprise two master bedrooms. The smaller units have two bathrooms whereas 2-BHK flats with greater covered areas even have three bathrooms. 

3-bedroom Apartments in 21st Century Tower

Moving on, 3-bedroom apartments in 21st Century Tower have covered areas ranging from approximately 1,200 sq.ft. to 1,600 sq.ft. The entrance leads to a spacious dining and sitting area. These units have an open plan kitchen along with a laundry room. There are three bedrooms with closets and attached bathrooms. 

Most Popular Apartment Types in 21st Century Tower

  • 2-Bed
  • 3-Bed
  • 0
  • 20%
  • 40%
  • 60%
  • 80%

Based on searches conducted by users on Bayut.com over the past 6 months

As mentioned above, the 21st Century Tower is the most popular residential development on Sheikh Zayed Road. User generated data from Bayut backs up this fact as both 2- and 3-bed apartments compete neck to neck in popularity. Each received almost 50% of the views. Generally, apartments for sale in Sheikh Zayed Road have a demand among buyers and investors.

Rental Trends in 21st Century Tower

  • Rental prices for 2-bed flats in 21st Century Tower range from AED 85k to AED 115k per year
  • One can rent a 3-BHK flat in the tower in the range of AED 93k to AED 125k per year

On average, Sheikh Zayed Road apartments for rent cost up to AED 195k per year. This shows that prices for 21st Century Tower rental flats are lower than the area averages, even though residents get all the facilities they need in the building. Not to mention the nearby amenities, as discussed below. 


Transportation near 21st Century Tower

It is easy to find public transportation near 21st Century Tower.

Bus Stations near 21st Century Tower

There are couple of bus stops located nearby at the Emirates Tower and DAMAC Park Tower. Bus lines that operate in the neighbourhood include 27, 29 and X22.

Metro Stations near 21st Century Tower

Dubai Metro Red Line runs parallel to E11. The nearest metro station is Financial Centre Metro Station, less than a minute away from the skyscraper. The Emirates Tower Metro Station is also located less than a kilometre away. 

Sheikh Zayed Road connects to major destinations like Dubai International Airport and Downtown Dubai in then 15-minutes. However, those who drive can expect heavy traffic during peak hours. Not to mention, public parking places also fill up quite fast. That is why using public transport proves more convenient.

Restaurants near 21st Century Tower

Residents don’t have to travel far to enjoy food and beverages. For instance, Starbucks is located just beneath the tower. 

Starbucks Coffee
Starbucks Coffee - 21st Century Tower

Restaurants near 21st Century Tower include:

  • Crab Market Restaurant & Lounge
  • Al Safadi Restaurant
  • Soulful Restaurant

As you can see, a variety of international cuisine is available. Not to mention, the Soulful Restaurant offers a healthy menu for those who watch what they eat. 

Moving, fast-food places on E11 include:  

  • Subway
  • McDonald's
  • KFC
  • Wendy’s

For, fine-dining, one can head to nearby hotels. Popular options include:

  • Tresind (VOCO Hotel)
  • Chamas (Crown Plaza Hotel)
  • Noire (Fairmont Hotel)

Tresind serves Indian cuisine whereas Chamas offers a Brazilian menu. Noire, on the other hand, is a European restaurant offering a 3-course gourmet menu which is changed on a weekly basis. 

Finally, nightlife options include Level 43 Sky Lounge, Cavalli Club and Vii Dubai.

Supermarkets near 21st Century Tower

There is no shortage of supermarkets near 21st Century Tower. Examples include:

  • Choithrams
  • Al Maya Supermarket
  • New Delma Supermarket

One can also find several other supermarkets along Sheikh Zayed Road, such as Spinneys and West Zone Fresh Supermarket. Not to mention, there is an Oasis Mini Mart located just two minutes away from the building from where you can also call for home delivery. 

Nearby Buildings

  • Al Wasl Tower - mixed use
  • Sky Garden Building - residential
  • Capricorn Tower - mixed use

These are some prominent structures near 21st Century Towers.

Major Landmarks

Due to its location, 21st Century Towers has several landmarks and places of interest in close proximity. These include:

Picture of Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain
An awesome view of the fountain in front of Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa, along with Dubai Fountain are some of the most popular areas in the emirate where hundreds gather to enjoy breathtaking views of these man-made wonders. 

Dubai Mall is the closest mall to the building. It is the ultimate shopping and entertainment destination in the emirate. Apart from shopping at hundreds of retail outlets, you can also engage in a variety of unique experiences, such as virtual reality, ice skating and flight simulation, to name a few.  

Picture of Dubai Mall
Entrance to the Dubai Mall

Not to mention, 21st Century Tower is located close to DIFC and Emirates Towers.


21st Century Tower is located in a bustling area. The apartments are ideal for renters and investors alike. While the area is well-serviced by public transport, traffic and noise pollution can be high, especially at peak hours.

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