Dubai, one of the 7 emirates of the United Arab Emirates contains a perfect mix of history and innovation. It is not only a multi-layered land with a vision but also the home to several architectural wonders and aesthetic skyscrapers. The architecture of structures has transformed dramatically from traditional styles influenced by culture, desert landscape, and lifestyle to modernist style of exposed glass curtain walls that stand tall and create an identity for the urban environment. Given below is a list of the 15 tallest buildings in Dubai that contribute to the beauty and grandeur of the cityscape.
5 Tallest Building in Dubai are
- Burj Khalifa – 828m
Located in the vibrant community of Downtown Dubai, The Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building in the world. The structure is a mixed-use development that features 163 floors. Completed in 2009, the design derives its form from the flower, Spider Lily. Apart from holding the title of the tallest tower in the world, it also holds records for the tallest free-standing structure, the building with most floors, and the world’s highest elevator installation.
2. Petronas Twin Tower 2
Height: 1,483 feet
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Completion date: 1998
3. Marina 101 – 426m
The second tallest building in Dubai i.e. the Marina 101 is located at the Marina waterfront. The 101-storey structure consists of several visual elements and projections that help break the monotony of the structure. The structure holds the title of the tallest residential tower, surpassing 432 Park Avenue by just 1m.
4. Changsha IFS Tower T1
Height: 1,483 feet
Location: Changsha, China
Completion date: 2018
5. Princess Tower – 414m
The third tallest building in Dubai is nestled amidst the tall skyscrapers of Dubai Marina and offers spectacular views of the Dubai eye and its coast. It was the tallest residential tower between 2012 – 2015. The building has a postmodern architectural style which can be seen on the discernible sections of the façade. The decorative dome at the crown of the structure is an iconic feature.