Al Saqr Business Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road
ABOUT AL SAQR BUSINESS TOWER, SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD
Al Saqr Business Tower, Dubai is a commercial high-rise building alongside Sheikh Zayed Road (E11). It stands on 38 floors above ground and ranks no. 323 amongst the tallest buildings in the Middle East. The building consists of office spaces, including furnished as well as fitted offices.
Construction of the high-rise building began in 1998 and completed in 1999. Holford Associates and Acer Freeman Fox International are associated with the design of the building. Located conveniently alongside Sheikh Zayed Road (E11), Al Saqr Business Tower is close to nearby amenities such as metro stations, bus stops, restaurants, gyms and the popular landmarks of Dubai.
Sheikh Zayed Road or the E11 highway is the longest road in the UAE. Named after His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the highway’s construction began in 1971 and completed in 1980. Extending from Dubai to the other emirates, the highway consists of high-rise residential and commercial buildings offering luxury style apartments and offices.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Type of building: Commercial
- Location: 93, Sheikh Zayed Road
- Date of completion: 1999
- Number of floors: 38
- Unit type: fitted offices
- Type of ownership: Leasehold
FACILITIES IN AL SAQR BUSINESS TOWER
Maintenance staff is available on-call at all times and maintenance services are provided without any additional cost. Waste disposal is done on a regular basis. The high-rise tower is a centrally-air conditioned building with chiller-free options as well. In winters, centralised heating is turned on to ensure optimum temperature.
A prayer room is there where visitors and tenants both can go to offer their prayers. There is an ATM facility as well in the building along with retail options on the ground floor.
Basement parking in Al Saqr Business Tower, Dubai is allotted to tenants depending on the office area they occupy. The ratio for parking spaces to the floor area is 1 space per 1000 sq. ft. Additional spaces can be allotted upon request.
There are eight high-speed elevators in Al Saqr Business Tower, Business Bay, which also include service elevators for transporting heavy cargo. For smooth elevator service, electricity backup is ensured in the building.
SECURITY AND CONCIERGE SERVICES
Al Saqr Business Tower provides 24-hour security and concierge services to its tenants. CCTV cameras are installed in all common places for efficient all-time monitoring. The lobby consists of an ample waiting area and a reception. Tenants can reach the front-desk via intercom facility.
While there are no gyms in Al Saqr Business Tower, there is a wide range of gyms available in nearby buildings, such as two branches of Fitness First in Dubai, one being in DIFC and one being in Business Bay. Tenants can access these gyms within a few minutes’ walk or drive as they seek.
PROPERTIES IN AL SAQR BUSINESS TOWER
Properties in the Saqr Business Tower include fully fitted offices for rent. These offices are centrally air-conditioned with the necessary electric wiring, bathroom fixtures and even partitions in some cases.
OFFICES IN AL SAQR BUSINESS TOWER
There are two types of offices in the Al Saqr Tower:
- Furnished offices
- Semi fitted and fully fitted offices
Furnished offices come with all the furniture, fittings, broadband and satellite cable connection and facilities such as an office boy on the relevant floor. They occupy floor areas ranging between 50 sq. ft. and 300 sq. ft. You will also find a shared bathroom and a shared kitchen. The shared bathroom has toilets ranging from six to eight. A meeting room, conference room and manager’s room is also available.
Semi fitted and fully fitted offices have larger floor areas starting from 1,110 sq. ft. and going up to 5,544 sq. ft. These offices come with electrical wirings and wooden, tiled or carpeted flooring in some cases. There may be glass or wooden partitions in a few offices. Tenants are free to set up their own furniture as they like in these offices.
Most offices come with suspended metal grids and AC ducts on the ceilings while the floors have floor trunking distribution systems. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow plenty of natural light into the offices.
RENTAL TRENDS IN AL SAQR BUSINESS TOWER
Offices for rent in Al Saqr Business Tower have variable rental trends according to their configurations.
- Smaller furnished offices with lower floor areas have rents starting AED 2.5K going up to AED 58K.
- Fully fitted and semi-fitted offices occupying floor areas from 1,103 sq. ft. to 1,439 sq. ft. have rents ranging between AED 110K and AED 176K annually.
- The annual rent of offices measuring from 2,034 sq. ft. to 2,050 sq. ft. starts from AED 194K and goes up to AED 225K.
- Larger offices covering floor areas between 3,500 sq. ft. and 6,000 sq. ft. cost from AED 456K to AED 600K yearly.
- Full office floors in Al Saqr Tower measuring an average of 9,589 sq. ft. have annual rents ranging from AED 863K and AED 910K.
The community is home to other kinds of offices as well, such as shell and core offices. You can browse through other offices for rent on Sheikh Zayed Road and have a look.
TRANSPORTATION NEAR AL SAQR BUSINESS TOWER
Taxis, metro stations and bus stops make up the primary modes of transportation near Al Saqr Business Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road. Tram stops are also close by. The location of the building on Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) makes it convenient to access all kinds of transportation easily, especially the Dubai Metro.
BUS STATIONS NEAR AL SAQR BUSINESS TOWER
Dubai International Financial Centre, Gate Village Bus Stop and Emirates Tower 2 Bus Stop are the closest bus stations near Al Saqr Business Tower Building. They are located at a drive of 4 minutes. Damac Park Tower 2 Bus Stop, Zabeel Bus Stop and Damac Park Tower 2 Bus Stop are reachable within a 6-minute drive.
METRO STATIONS NEAR AL SAQR BUSINESS TOWER
Financial Centre Station and Emirates Towers Metro Station are within walking distance from the Al Saqr Tower Sheikh Zayed Road. Other metro stations near Al Saqr Business Tower include World Trade Centre Metro Station, Al Jafiliya Metro Station and Business Bay Metro Station. All of these are reachable within a 10-minute drive.
TRAM STATIONS NEAR AL SAQR BUSINESS TOWER
For those interested in boarding the Dubai Tram, Dubai Tram Depot is 16 minutes away by car. Other tram stations near Al Saqr Business Tower include Al Sufouh Tram Stop, Knowledge Village Tram Stop and Jumeirah Lake Towers Tram Stop. All of these are reachable within an 18-minute drive.
RESTAURANTS NEAR AL SAQR BUSINESS TOWER
Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) is home to a number of eateries. Casual dining restaurants near Al Saqr Business Tower include:
- Petals – Rose Rayhaan By Rotana
- Gevora Kitchen – Gevora Hotel
- Crab Market – Emirates Financial Towers
- Bentoya Kitchen – Al Kawakeb Building D
- Al Safadi Restaurant – Al Kawakeb Building A
Petals and Gevora are within walking distance from Saqr Business Tower. Petals offers Asian, Mediterranean and Italian food while Gevora focuses on dishes from contemporary cuisine.
Crab Market and Bentoya Kitchen are at a 2-minute drive. Crab Market’s focus lies on seafood, especially crab. Bentoya Kitchen is one of the popular Japanese restaurants in Dubai and focuses on sushi and salads. Al Safadi Restaurant is 3 minutes away and its menu covers food from Lebanese, Arabian and Middle Eastern cuisines.
Fast food joints near the tower include:
- Wendy’s – Al Saqr Business Tower
- Tonda – Index Mall
- Burger King – Al Manal Tower
- KFC – Sawed Tower 2, Trade Centre Area
- McDonald’s – Blue Tower
Wendy’s is on the ground floor. Tonda and Burger King are 8 minutes away. Tonda serves different varieties of pizza. KFC and McDonald’s are reachable within an 11-minute drive.
For the occasional coffee and snacks, you can find cafes near Al Saqr Business Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road in proximity.
- Shakespeare and Co. – Al Saqr Business Tower
- All The Perks Espresso Café – Oasis Tower
- Caffe Nero – Building 2, DIFC
- Café Bateel – Dubai International Financial Centre Building
- Café Frei – Central Park Towers
Shakespeare and Co. is on the ground floor while All The Perks Espresso Café is within walking distance. Caffe Nero and Café Bateel are at a 5-minute drive. Café Frei is a beverage shop at a 7-minute drive.
Fine dining restaurants near Al Saqr Business Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road are available in proximity, within a short distance.
- Teatro – Towers Rotana
- Benjarong – Dusit Thani Dubai
- La Cantine Du Fauborg – Emirates Financial Towers
- Gaucho – Gate Village 05
- Carnival by Tresind – Burj Daman, DIFC
Teatro is within 10 minutes’ walking distance. Its menu covers exquisite dishes from Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Italian cuisines. Benjarong, La Cantine Du Fauborg and Gaucho are located at a 4-minute drive.
Benjarong is a Thai restaurant whereas La Cantine Du Faubourg is a French restaurant. Gaucho is an Argentine restaurant famous for its delicious steak, making it one of the top steakhouses in Dubai. Carnival by Tresind is 6 minutes away and it serves North Indian and Contemporary cuisines.
You can find many nightlife options near Al Saqr Business Tower in the vicinity as well.
- Long’s Bar – Towers Rotana
- Flair 5 – The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
- Jimmy Wickets – Ritz-Carlton
- Luna Sky Bar – Four Seasons Hotel
- Double Decker Pub – Roda Al Murooj
Long’s Bar is a pub reachable via a 10 minutes’ walk and is one of the best sports bars in Dubai. Flair 5, Jimmy Wickets and Luna Sky Bar are 4 minutes away while Double Decker Pub is 7 minutes away by car.
- Jumeirah Tower – residential building
- Sky Tower – residential building
- Al Attar Tower – mixed-use building
- Gevora – 4-star hotel
- Ghaya Residence – residential building
- Rose Rayhaan by Rotana – 4-star hotel
- Oasis Tower – residential building
- 21st Century Tower – residential skyscraper
- Maze Tower – mixed-use skyscraper
- Capricorn Tower – mixed-use skyscraper
Jumeirah Tower is a high-rise residential building adjacent to Al Saqr Business Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road while Sky Tower is a 24-storey building within the same lane. Al Attar Tower is a high-rise mixed-use building with 33 floors, offering both commercial and residential units.
Gevora is a 4-star hotel with 74 floors and 528 rooms and is one of the tallest buildings in the UAE. Ghaya Residence is a high-rise building with 32 floors while Rose Rayhaan by Rotana is a 73-storey building.
Oasis Tower stands on 33 floors above ground while 21st Century Tower consists of 53 floors. Maze Tower and Capricorn Tower are both mixed-use skyscrapers offices as well as residential units.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Saqr Tower, Dubai serves as an attractive choice to rent an office, due to its location on Sheikh Zayed Road (E11). The building offers a corporate ambience and beautifully fitted and furnished offices in affordable rental prices as well.
However, there are no shell and core offices in the building. Those interested in installing their own fixtures and electrical fittings may not find the building suitable and can instead look for other Sheikh Zayed Road offices for sale or rent.
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