What comes into your mind when you heard Dubai? Some would say deserts; some would say its skyscrapers, but unbeknownst to many, Dubai holds the most number of skyscrapers ever built in the world.
Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East. As of 2012, Dubai is the 22nd most expensive city in the world and the most expensive city in the Middle East. Their skyscrapers and high-rise buildings define how Dubai stands compare to other countries.
This city is the home of the tallest buildings ever built in the planet. In less than ten years since the 90s, the city has amassed one of the largest skylines in the world; it is now home to the world’s tallest building, the world’s tallest residence, and the world’s tallest hotel. With a total number of 911 completed high-rises and 640 active high-rises currently in development, Dubai is the place for architectural junkies.
The Burj Khalifa
The price jewel of Dubai. This 828 meters building and its 163 floors stood as both the tallest building in the world and the tallest man-made structure of any kind in the world. Not just that, the building holds several world records until today including the world’s highest elevator installation, the building with world’s highest occupied floor, and more.
Obviously, its height definitely catches everyone’s eyes compare to other structures. But there are parts of the tower that stands out which become a must-see for tourists. The highest outdoor observation deck in the world is in Burj Khalifa’s 124th floor. When it opened, it offered visitors views from 555 meters above the ground. The Burj Khalifa offers a scenic view of its park along with the Dubai Fountain.
Marina 101 is a 101-storey building in Dubai which is still under construction. It is set to be the tallest residential building in the world as of 2015 having a 5-star Hard Rock hotel with 281 rooms. It also features a club lounge, restaurants and a merchandise store.
Princess Tower is currently the second tallest building in the ever-expanding metropolis of Dubai, after the Burj Khalifa, and the 20th tallest building in the world. This was the tallest residential building in the world from 2012 to 2015 until it was overtaken by 432 Park Avenue in New York City. The tower stands at 107 storeys and includes basement floors, a ground floor and 100 levels above ground.
23 Marina holds the record for the world’s tallest all-residential building until the completion of the Princess Tower in 2012. The tower is equipped with its own private elevator in each duplex along with 57 swimming pools.
Comprising 91 floors which contain 695 apartments, 12 elevators and amenities such as swimming pools, spas, and more, Elite Residences earned its place to be the third tallest residential building in the world. The building also overlooks one of the manmade palm islands, Palm Jumeirah.
Dubai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles. Tourism has a very large and important role in boosting Dubai’s economy and its towers and buildings erected everywhere witnessed to that.