Many believe that Dubai is the most incredible city on Earth, and they’re not wrong. This superb metropolis is known to be a synonym for wealth, luxury and beauty, and its rapid growth can be largely attributed to the oil business. Dubai’s present revenues also come from aviation, tourism and real estate; most recently, IT companies. Dubai’s record shattering buildings also contributed to its ongoing fame, since most of them are actually unmatched in size and design to this day. So, let’s go down the list of the 15 most impressive buildings in Dubai.
15. Address Downtown Dubai
The 991-foot tall Address Downtown Dubai skyscraper flaunts 63 stories and was finalized in 2008. Nestled within the city’s Burj Dubai Development Area, the skyscraper houses 196 hotel rooms as well as 626 residential apartments. The Address Downtown Dubai features a fantastic postmodern design, pretty impressive I might add.
14. Cayan Tower
The Cayan Tower is one of Dubai’s newest residential towers, and one of the most beautiful and modern architectural masterpieces in the city. Boasting a breathtaking design that mimics a twisting motion as well as a height of 1,004 feet, the Cayan tower is officially known as the tallest twisting tower in the world.
13. Ocean Heights
Built in 2010 on a prime location within the Dubai Marina complex, the Ocean Heights skyscraper boasts a height of 1,017 feet. The Ocean Heights stands out with a very original exterior design that involves sleek curves and a twisting shape. Built for residential purposes, the tower comprises 519 condominiums, and it is presently the fifth tallest residential building in the world.
12. HHHR Tower
The HHHR Tower boasts a height of 1,040 feet and was built in Dubai in 2010. All of its 72 floors were designed to be used in residential purposes and features 454 residential apartments, but the building is also used commercially to a certain degree.
11. Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab is now the fourth tallest hotel in the world with a height of 1,056 feet. Built in 1999, the Burj Al Arab was officially the tallest hotel in the world, but what made it stand out was the fact that it was built on its own artificial island just 920 feet away from Jumeirah beach.
10. The Index
With a height of 1,076 feet, The Index is also one of the tallest towers to adorn the skyline of Dubai. The tower was built for mixed purposes, and what makes this particular tower special is that it was designed with energy efficiency and thermal comfort in mind – internal temperature never rises above 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
9. Rose Tower
Dubai’s Rose tower is a remarkable addition to the city’s skyline. It is incredibly tall and houses one of the most appreciated alcohol-free hotel brands in Dubai. Built in 2007, the Rose Rayhaan by Rotana was officially inaugurated in 2009, and it features a floor area of 544,320 square feet in addition to a height of 1,093 feet.
8. The Torch
Also known as the Marina Torch, The Torch is a remarkable skyscraper that was built in Dubai’s Marina complex in 2011. Thanks to its height of 1,105 feet, this tower officially became the world’s tallest at the moment of its completion.
7. Emirates Office Tower
You might know the Emirates Office Tower as the Emirates Tower One. Built in 1999, this huge office building flaunts 54 floors as well as a height of 1,163 feet, which means that it is actually the world’s 23rd tallest building. It shares a link with the neighboring Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel through a special retail avenue.
6. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel
The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel actually consists of 2 twin skyscrapers, and it flaunts a height of 1,165 feet. The construction project of this magnificent landmark was spearheaded by The Emirates Group, which invested approximately $490 million in its creation. The hotel now boasts 1608 rooms as well as 72 stories, but the amenities and facilities contained within are also very impressive.
5. Almas Tower
The Almas Tower is currently the 5th tallest building in Dubai as well as the 25th tallest in the world. It was developed by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre and was built in 2008. Measuring 1,180 feet in height, the Almas Tower can be found in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lake Towers Free Zone, and it contains mostly commercial offices.
4. Elite Residence
The Elite Residence’s height of 1,248 feet makes it Dubai’s 4th tallest building, which means that it can easily accommodate 87 floors. The skyscraper was developed by Tameer Holding Investment LLC, while its construction process was completed in 2012.
3. 23 Marina
The 23 Marina is another superb residential building that can be found in Dubai. Due to its enormous height of 1,289 feet, this building used to be the world’s tallest residential building before the completion of the Princess Tower in 2012. The 23 Marina is currently the 3rd tallest building in Dubai and the 17th tallest in the world.
2. Princess Tower
With a breathtaking height of 1,358 feet, the Princess Tower was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the tallest residential building in the world. Featuring 101 stories and a floor area of 1,842,512 square feet, this majestic tower can be found in Dubai’s Marina District, and it was developed by Tameer Holdings.
1. Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa is the pride of Dubai and the tallest structure made by man in the world presently, flaunting a staggering height of 2,722 feet. The building process of this fabulous landmark started in 2004 and was completed in 2009, while its official unveiling took place in 2010. The construction of the Burj Khalifa required $1.5 billion, and the development process itself was carried out by Emaar Properties. Wow!