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One Za'abeel achieves the Guinness World Records™ title for the 'Longest Cantilevered Building' in the worldIn the heart of Dubai, a city synonymous with architectural wonders and record-breaking achievements, a new marvel has risen to claim its place among the stars. One Za’abeel, the latest masterpiece developed by the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), has officially been crowned by the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ as the holder of the title for the ‘Longest Cantilevered Building’ in the world. This prestigious recognition is a testament to Dubai’s relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence, further solidifying its position as a hub of architectural ingenuity.

Spanning a breathtaking 230 meters in length, The Link, One Za’abeel’s panoramic sky concourse, soars 100 meters above the bustling city, offering an unprecedented urban landscape view. Its record-setting cantilever extends 67.277 meters from the central tower, symbolising engineering prowess and ambitious design. The construction of The Link, a marvel in itself, was executed in two meticulous phases over 16 days, showcasing the fusion of innovation and precision—without disrupting the city’s lifeblood below.

The initial phase of the lift marked a historic moment as one of the heaviest of its kind in the region. The steel structure, weighing over 8,500 tonnes, was meticulously lifted into place over 12 days, employing over 110 special jacks and heavy-duty strand jacks. This monumental task was a feat of engineering and a coordinated symphony of expertise from across the globe. The second phase saw the 900+ ton cantilevered structure ascend to its final resting place over four days, completing the silhouette of this iconic development.

Floating above the city, The Link is more than just an architectural achievement; it is a destination. Home to eight Michelin-inspired restaurants, the UAE’s longest suspended infinity pool, and a chic destination bar, it offers a luxurious escape with 360º views of Dubai. This skybridge quickly becomes a must-visit for locals and tourists, offering unparalleled dining experiences and breathtaking vistas.

Issam Galadari, Director of One Za’abeel Holdings, expressed pride in this achievement, stating, “Our vision for One Za’abeel was always one of innovation, excellence, and ambition. Achieving the Guinness World Records™ title is not just a recognition of our architectural and engineering feat but a testament to the dedication and hard work of everyone involved. We are thrilled to offer this unique experience to all who visit The Link and look forward to making it a beacon of luxury and innovation in Dubai.”

Shaddy Gaad, Senior Marketing Manager at Guinness World Records™, lauded Dubai’s transformation into a record-breaking hub. “The Link at One Za’abeel epitomizes the spirit of Dubai — a city that dreams big and achieves the impossible. This record is a celebration of the innovation and determination that define Dubai, and we are excited to see what the future holds for this dynamic city.”

As One Za’abeel takes its rightful place among Dubai’s architectural wonders, it reminds us of the city’s unyielding spirit of innovation and continued quest to redefine the limits of what is possible. To witness this marvel of human ingenuity, visit One Za’abeel—The Link to experience the pinnacle of luxury, engineering, and architectural excellence.




Written by: Bridget Gomez