The plans comprise three towers of 34, 26 and 25 storeys, which will provide 110,000m² of commercial and hotel space, as well as residential units for 160,000 residents. Air-conditioned bridges with moving floors will connect the towers, and will be designed in the shape of exotic and fabled creatures such as dragons and snakes. The towers will offer views of the Creek, and the city's old and modern horizons, including the Burj Khalifa.
The architectural form and content for the project takes into account the history and heritage of sailing vessels from Dubai Creek, where trade ships date back to the 11th century and would frequently voyage to the coast of East Africa, India and China.
Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality said “the symbolic content of the architectural form of the buildings is inspired by ancient legends, which includes tales of buildings and palaces with oddly shaped domes on which are suspended in the air and clouds.”
The project is expected to boost Dubai economically in its long-term goals by increasing tourism, especially to Dubai in the run-up to Expo 2020. Construction is slated for later this year.