The Torch, Dubai Marina

The Torch, Dubai Marina

HIGHLIGHTS

About Torch Tower, Dubai Marina

The Marina Torch, a high-rise project by Select Group was completed in 2011. With a total built-up area of 1,458,200 sq. ft. it has six retail spaces and a mix of 682 apartments. Standing 86 floors above ground, it has an architectural height of 1,155 sq. ft. and four basement levels. The building’s name is inspired by its swirled tip complementing the overall exterior in hues of blue and white. Torch Tower Marina’s interiors feature marble flooring while the residential units are all tiled.

A valuable addition to Dubai’s real estate market, Dubai Marina is one of the busiest localities in the emirate. Centrally located in the residential district is The Torch Tower, also known as The Marina Torch and Dubai Torch Tower. The residential skyscraper is next to Princess Tower, in proximity to Dubai International Marine Club. Surrounded by waterfront developments, the tallest building of its time now ranks as Dubai’s 12th tallest residential tower. Popular leisure destinations such as The Yellow Boats, Dubai Marina Yacht Club and Dubai Marina Walk are all in the vicinity.

the marina torch outside view
The Torch is a residential skyscraper in Dubai Marina

Residents enjoy easy access to other areas thanks to the many Dubai Tram and Dubai Metro Stations. The building is located on D-94 King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, therefore, trams are always a short walking distance away. Moreover, living in The Torch, Dubai is favourable for those who frequently commute to Al Sufouh, JBR, Dubai Internet City and Knowledge Park.

IN A NUTSHELL

  • Type of building: Residential
  • Location: Dubai Marina
  • Developer: Select Group
  • Date of completion: 2011
  • Number of floors: 84
  • Number of units:  682
  • Unit type: 1 to 3-bed apartments and 4 duplex units 
  • Type of Ownership: Freehold
  • Amenities: Gym, swimming pool. sauna and steam room with private changing rooms, luxurious pool deck

BUILDING DETAILS

Facilities in The Torch, Dubai

Parking

There are 686 spots for parking in the Torch Tower for residents and visitors. Guests might not be able to park their vehicles for long hours.

parking in The Torch
There are plenty of parking spaces for residents and visitors

Elevators

Eight elevators in The Torch Dubai with electricity back-up provide access to all floors at a recorded speed of 6 m/s.

Security, Central Air-Conditioning and Maintenance Services 

Torch Tower Marina is temperature-controlled and has a dedicated security system. All apartments have gas supply points and access is allowed via key-cards.

Gym and Fitness Facilities 

There is an equipped gym in The Torch Dubai for fitness enthusiasts. One may have to pay subscription charges to have complete access to all the facilities. Moreover, A large outdoor swimming pool with a maintained deck lined by palm trees has separate changing rooms and sun-bathing areas. There are Jacuzzi and sauna facilities as well.

Lifestyle Amenities

There is a covered play area for children looked after by the trained staff.

Concierge and Guest Services 

24-hour front desk help and concierge services are available for all. Visitors can wait in the lobby.

The Torch Tower Floor Plans 

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 The Torch floor plans.

  • All Floor Plans
  • 1 Bed
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Beds

Apartment Types in The Torch, Dubai

The Torch Dubai Marina houses 682 residential units in different layouts and sizes. There’s a mixed configuration of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and four duplex units. The apartment interior may vary according to the covered area.

1-Bedroom Apartments in The Torch 

1-bedroom flats in The Torch Tower span 880 sq. ft. to 900 sq. ft. Each apartment consists of a sea-facing balcony, a fitted kitchen and a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Some 1 BHK units have an extra bathroom and a few apartments are fully furnished.

2-Bedroom Apartments in The Torch

One can also consider 2-bedroom flats in The Torch Tower spanning 1,200 sq. ft. to 1,300 sq. ft. Each unit has a spacious balcony, two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms, a guest bathroom and a fitted kitchen. These units can be partially or fully furnished.

3-Bedroom Apartments in The Torch

3 BHK flats are large, luxurious and based on two different floor plans for simplex and duplex units. Each 3-bedroom apartment has a sun-facing balcony and large double-glazed windows. Rooms have built-in wardrobes and dressing areas and bathrooms have modern sanitary fittings. An open-concept kitchen connected to the living area is equipped with all regular appliances and a separate space is dedicated for laundry and other utilities. Some units may have a maid’s room and a bathroom.

Most Popular Apartment Types in The Torch Tower

  • 1-Bed
  • 2-Bed
  • 3-Bed
  • 0
  • 20%
  • 40%
  • 60%
  • 80%100%

Based on searches conducted by users on Bayut.com over the past 12 months

2-bedroom apartments are the most popular units. 1-bedroom flats get the second spot while 3 BHK units round up the list.

Rental Trends in The Torch, Dubai

APARTMENT TYPE
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE IN AED
APARTMENT TYPE
1-Bed
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE IN AED
72,000
APARTMENT TYPE
2-Bed
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE IN AED
114,000
APARTMENT TYPE
3-Bed
AVERAGE RENTAL PRICE IN AED
155,000

Considering the amenities, location, and square footage of units, the annual rents are quite competitive. Starting from AED 62k per annum, apartments for rent in The Torch are affordable for those with mid-high annual incomes. You can also compare the cost with other Dubai Marina apartments for rent

The difference is based on covered areas and whether the flat is a duplex unit. Also, rent payment schedules can be flexible if mentioned in the lease contract. One may pay off annual rents in four to six cheques; however, it is recommended to check with your realtor.

Sales Trends in The Torch, Dubai

APARTMENT TYPE
AVERAGE SALES PRICE IN AED
APARTMENT TYPE
1-Bed
AVERAGE SALES PRICE IN AED
1,034,000
APARTMENT TYPE
2-Bed
AVERAGE SALES PRICE IN AED
1,526,000
APARTMENT TYPE
3-Bed
AVERAGE SALES PRICE IN AED
2,667,000

Apartments for sale in The Torch Tower are slightly expensive compared to other properties. The major factor is its prime location in the city. You can also compare prices with other Dubai Marina apartments for sale.

If you’re looking to invest in bigger and more valuable properties, you can consider 3-bed apartments for sale in The Marina Torch. A simplex 3-bed unit is available for AED 1.3M to AED 1.8M. On the other hand, buying a 3-bed duplex in Torch Tower would cost you AED 4.2M.

Rental Yield in The Marina Torch

  • 1-Bed
  • 2-Bed
  • 3-Bed
  • 0
  • 2%
  • 4%
  • 6%
  • 8%10%

Based on searches conducted by users on Bayut.com over the past 12 months

All three types of apartments in The Torch Tower are equally profitable. With a slight difference, 2-bedroom apartments top the list generating 7.59% returns on investment. 1-bed flats and 3-bed apartments closely follow with an ROI of 7.17% and 7.03%, respectively.

Service Charges in The Torch

General Fund
Price Per Sq. Ft. In AED
General Fund
Services
General upkeep of the building
Price Per Sq. Ft. In AED
3.04
General Fund
Maintenance
General repairs and replacements
Price Per Sq. Ft. In AED
5.47
General Fund
Improvement
Charge for the improvement or replacement of services or facilities provided
Price Per Sq. Ft. In AED
2.20
General Fund
Utilities Services
Charges for using DEWA/district cooling facilities and meters
Price Per Sq. Ft. In AED
1.50
General Fund
Management Services
Owner’s association charges for managing the property
Price Per Sq. Ft. In AED
1.40
General Fund
Insurance
Charge for the insurance of the building
Price Per Sq. Ft. In AED
1.11
General Fund
Master Community
Fees for communal facilities in the neighbourhood
Price Per Sq. Ft. In AED
0.50
General Fund
Income
A credit or debit charge
Price Per Sq. Ft. In AED
-0.04
General Fund
Reserved Fund
Funds used for major repairs and to help maintain the yearly service charges fees
Price Per Sq. Ft. In AED
1.76
General Fund
Total
Price Per Sq. Ft. In AED
16.94
Additional Services
Price Per Sq. Ft. In AED
Additional Services
Unit A/C (Charges)
Price Per Sq. Ft. In AED
4.64

These are the service charges for The Torch Tower* as per the Dubai Land Department. Bayut has created a handy guide to the Dubai property service charges index. You can easily get the details if you’re interested in buying a property.

*Please note that these service charges are subject to change.

NEARBY AMENITIES

Transportation near Torch Tower Dubai Marina

Torch Tower Dubai residents can conveniently access some of the most popular Dubai public transport links, including metro, tram and water taxis.

transportation near The Torch
One can easily find public transportation in the area

Furthermore, motorists have easy access to King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street D-94. The same road will further connect you to Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City. 

Metro Stations near Torch Tower, Dubai Marina

DMCC Metro Station is an 8-minute drive while Sobha Realty Metro Station is 7 minutes away via car. These are the nearest options to travel via Dubai Metro.

outside view of DMCC Metro Station
DMCC is served by the Red Line of the Dubai Metro

Tram Stations near The Torch

Dubai Tram users will find Mina Seyahi, Marina Towers and Dubai Marina Tram Station less than 5 minutes away.

Waterbus Stations near The Torch

Water taxis are another popular mode of transportation near Torch Tower Dubai. Marina Walk Waterbus Station and Marina Terrace Station are close by.

Restaurants near The Torch 

Restaurants in The Torch, Dubai Marina include:

  • Shami Gourmet – ​Arabic cuisine
  • Deniz – ​Greek, ​Turkish, Breakfast and ​Vegetarian menu
shami gourmet restaurant
Shami Gourmet serves a curated selection of Arabic cuisine

If you don’t mind a short drive, restaurants in JBR are only 10 minutes away. Popular choices are:

  • Rosso – Italian cuisine
  • India Palace – Indian specialities
  • Catch 22 – Seafood and desserts

Those searching for fine-dining options can check out Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites. It has a café known as Counter Culture Café with a separate diet menu. Observatory Bar and Grill is a preferable option if you’re looking for a good dinner site. The restaurant is famous for seafood and steaks served in an outdoor setting on the 52nd floor of the hotel. One can also dine at restaurants in Dubai Marina Mall within a few minutes’ drive.

Supermarkets near The Torch

The Torch Dubai Marina has two supermarkets on the ground level: Caramel Center and Fine Mart.

supermarket in the Torch
Caramel Center is a popular supermarket in the area

Other supermarkets near Torch Tower Dubai include Carrefour in Marina Crown Tower. Residents can also head to these supermarkets in Dubai Marina:

  • Plus Point
  • Daily Gourmet
  • Al Maya

Some outlets of Spinneys are also close-by and Plus Point Supermarket is in Sulafa Tower.

Schools and Nurseries Near Torch Tower

Parents searching for quality educational institutes can find:

Emirates International School – Meadows offers education from the Early Years Foundation Stage until Year 13. Rated as one of the best IB schools in Dubai, it is authorised to deliver the International Baccalaureate Continuum programmes, including IBDP, MYP and PYP.

NEARBY BUILDINGS

The Torch Tower Dubai is surrounded by high-profile developments. Princess Tower is right next to the high-rise. You will find a variety of apartments for rent and sale in the towers mentioned above.

Major Landmarks

Major landmarks around The Torch Dubai Marina are:

  • Princess Tower
  • Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites
  • Dubai International Marine Club
Buildings near The Torch
Princess Tower is one of the major landmarks in the community

It is easy to locate Dubai Torch Tower as it lies next to Princess Tower. Dubai International Marine Club, a popular hub for water sports and sailing and Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites are located within a short drive.

THINGS TO CONSIDER

While The Torch Dubai offers the best of living in Dubai Marina, guests may find it hard to find parking spaces for long hours.

Are you looking to buy or rent apartments in The Marina Torch? 

FAQs

DOES THE TORCH TOWER HAVE FLOOR PLANS?

You can check out 2D and 3D floor plans for the different apartment types in Torch Tower on the Bayut website.

WHAT ARE THE APARTMENT TYPES IN THE MARINA TORCH?

You can find 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments in The Torch. There are duplexes as well.

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