Dubai's The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour set to be the world's tallest building

Posted: 18-Oct-16 10:23

The Burj Khalifa's days as the record holder for the world's tallest building may be numbered but the record will remain in Dubai. The Tower at Dubai Creek is set to be world's tallest building once construction, which officially began this month, is complete at some point in the year 2020.

Dubai's The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour set to be the world's tallest building

Dubai’s “The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour” is set to break the prestigious record for the “world’s tallest building” which is currently held by Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa standing at 828 metres tall. The ground breaking ceremony at the site of The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour took place on the 10th October and signaled the official start of construction which is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

Spanish architect, Santiago Calaltrava who is responsible for the design has kept the details of the tower’s actual height a closely guarded secret, however, his son, Micael Calatrava, did confirm that it will be a “notch taller” than the Burj Khalifa. Details on the cost of the project have also been limited however, some early reports in April 2016 indicated that the Tower is estimated to cost around $1 billion. Notably, aside from being home to the world’s tallest building, Dubai currently holds several world records including the world’s largest indoor theme park, the world’s largest indoor mall and the world’s tallest hotel.

HE Mohammad Al Gergawi stated the following at the ground breaking ceremony:

“The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which will be the tallest in the world, represents a new phase in the development vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed whereby His Highness will present to the world a new icon and to humanity a higher point in its development, adding to our national pride in our path-breaking achievements… It reflects the vision of His Highness to further strengthen the tourism sector, diversify our economy and reinforce the sound economic stature of the UAE globally.”

Dubai has long been a favourite with holidaymakers and much of its appeal is linked to the city’s awe-inspiring architecture and its enviable shopping experience. The recently released annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index revealed that Dubai is currently the number one city destination in terms of international overnight visitor arrivals.

Dubai is expected to see over 15 million international visitors take holidays in Dubai in 2016. Dubai also topped the Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index’s list of cities with the highest forecasted international visitor spend as it is expected that international visitor spend in Dubai will be $31.3 billion USD- well above the $19.8 billion forecasted for second ranked London. 

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