Dubai Marina

Escan Tower

Designed by Eng. Adnan Saffarini, Escan Tower is a 32 floors residential building in Dubai Marina (South).

There’s a mix of studios, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. For a total of 397 units.

Originally known as Al Areifi Marina Tower, Escan Tower had a troubled birth.

Announced in 2005 by Saudi Arabian developer Al Areifi Real Estate Development. The building was supposed to have duplexes, villas, and private pools on each floor. 


Construction slowed down in 2008 and finally stalled when construction reached the 22nd floor. Another victim of the 2009 financial crisis.

Before being relaunched in 2012 the building was sold to Escan Marina Investment who, in turn, sold it to another Saudi developer named Tharwaa Investments.

In May 2012 the new developer announced that the building was now to be called Escan Tower. So, construction work slowly resumed. Until completion in 2016.