first 3D printed commercial building in Dubai

Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) achieved a Guinness World Records title for the world’s first 3D-printed commercial building in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

This further establishes UAE as a record-breaking country with over 400 records to date.

The building measured at 6m (20 feet) high, 36.57 m (120 feet) long, and 12.19m (40 feet) wide and was created with just one 3D printer.

The building took 17 days to print and 3 months to build and adjust the interior design. The building required 50 percent less manpower to complete when compared to traditional methods of building.

Furthermore, printing the building produced 60 percent less construction waste.

The record-breaking office is now home to the Dubai Future Academy (DFAc), a knowledge hub that aims to train and prepare new generations that can master emerging technologies.

This all falls under the Dubai government vision of becoming the world’s most innovative city by 2021.


The achievement was celebrated with a ceremony held at Emirates Towers in Dubai attended by His Excellency Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation and Talal Omar, Director – MENA at Guinness World Records alongside many employees from the foundation.

Following the Guinness World Records certificate presentation, Khalfan Belhoul stated: “Dubai’s innovative spirit, embodied today with the global recognition of this sustainably-minded office space, continues to set global standards. As we move and grow alongside the fourth industrial revolution, the need to innovate and create new solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges has never been greater.”


"That we have shown the way to dramatically cut material costs and the environmentally-harmful byproducts that occur during the construction process, is a testament to Dubai’s pioneering attitude to providing future-forward, sustainable solutions, and which reinforces the emirate’s position as a test-bed of new ideas and a home to a spirit of innovation. We are humbled by this award and look forward to continue help shape the future of our nation.” - Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation

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