Dubai's latest landmark skyscraper to be 100 m taller than Burj Khalifa

Posted on 8th June 2016

Dubai's latest landmark skyscraper by Emaar Properties is set to be 100m taller than the Burj Khalifa, according to the company's chairman.

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The $1bn (AED3.65bn) Tower will be around the size of a football pitch bigger than the Burj Khalifa which stands at 828m.

Mohammad Al Abbar, chairman, Emaar Properties, unveiled details of the project on a recent interview with CNN.

Discussing the project's developer, he revealed that construction would begin in July.

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava Valls is the mastermind behind the structure, which will be located at the Dubai Creek Harbour in Ras Al Khor, according to Constructionweekonline news report.

Alabbar said: "The tower will have a boutique hotel, few floors of gardens, restaurants, observation [decks] and function halls".

"The plaza will be much bigger than this [Downtown] plaza because of the sheer size of the tower and the cables… but what we will do with the plaza and how we beautify it and real estate around it will be quite a job."

The Tower, which will be the centrepiece of the 6km Dubai Creek Harbour development, will include residential space, retail facilities and commercial property as well as 22 hotels offering 4,400 rooms and leisure use of the 4.5km of boardwalk waterfront.

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