“Comparable to Burj Khalifa”: Emaar unveils latest iconic tower
03 February, 2016
A new tower that will become the centrepiece of Emaar’s Dubai Creek Harbour project has been approved by Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The tower’s height and name has not yet been revealed, but the developer said it would be “comparable in greatness and in height” to the Burj Khalifa and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The building has been designed by Santiago Calatrava Valls, a Spanish/Swiss architect, and will be “directly linked to the central island district of Dubai Creek Harbour with a vibrant 4.5km creek boardwalk offering an array of retail, dining, leisure and entertainment choices”, Emaar said in a statement. Dubai Creek Harbour is a six square kilometre megaproject about three times the size of Downtown Dubai.