Dubai’s ‘The Tower’ 100 metres taller than Burj Khalifa
07 June, 2016
Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest property developer, will commence work on The Tower, the centrepiece of six-square-kilometre Dubai Creek Harbour development, next month, and it will be 100 metres taller than the 828-metre Burj Khalifa, company Chairman Mohammed Alabbar told CNN in an interview. “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,” Alabbar said. The tower, with 18 usable floors, draws design inspiration from the lily and evokes the image of a minaret, which is a common feature and distinctive aspect of Islamic architecture.