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List of tallest buildings in Dubai

This list of tallest buildings in Dubai ranks skyscrapers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by height. The tallest building in Dubai is the 74-storey Almas Tower, which rises in height. It is currently topped out, and is scheduled to be completed in late 2008. The tallest completed building in Dubai is the Emirates Office Tower, which rises 54 stories and 355 metres (1,163 ft) along Sheikh Zayed Road. It is currently the 15th-tallest building in the world. Another notable Dubai skyscraper is the Burj Al Arab, which stands as the fourth-tallest building in the city and the tallest all-hotel building in the world. The skyscrapers of Dubai are, for the most part, clustered in two different locations. The land along Sheikh Zayed Road was the first to develop, followed by the Dubai Marina neighborhood.

The history of skyscrapers in Dubai began with the construction of the Dubai World Trade Centre in 1979, which is regarded to be the first skyscraper in the city. At the time of its completion, it also stood as the tallest building in the Middle East. Since 1999, and especially from 2005 onwards, Dubai has been on an extremely large skyscraper building boom, with all 22 of its buildings over tall completed after 1999. Dubai currently has 352 completed highrises, but that number will increase greatly in the near future. With 302 highrises currently under construction, and 350 approved highrises, Dubai's skyline is rapidly growing. In addition, Dubai is expected to be the site of more buildings with 100 floors or more than any other city in the world by 2015.

The largest and most famous construction project currently taking place in Dubai is the Burj Dubai, which began construction in 2004. The building, set to rise at least 162 stories and , became the tallest free-standing structure on land in the world in September 2007, surpassing the 553-metre (1,815 ft) CN Tower in Toronto, Canada. The building also surpassed the height of Taipei 101, the current tallest building in the world, in July 2007. However, as only completed structures are measured as "buildings", Burj Dubai will not officially gain the title of tallest building in the world until its completion in 2009. In April 2008, Burj Dubai became the tallest man-made structure in the world, surpassing the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, United States. On May 20 2008 it surpassed Warsaw radio mast in Konstantynów, Gąbin, Poland as worlds highest structure ever when it became 649.7 metres (2,131 ft). The proposed Al Burj is another extremely tall building planned for construction in Dubai. Set to rise at least 1,200 metres (3,938 ft) in height, this building would surpass the Burj Dubai to become the tallest structure in the world if constructed.

Tallest buildings

This list ranks Dubai skyscrapers that stand at least tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Rank Name Height
metres / ft
Floors Use Year Notes
1 Almas Tower* 360 / 1,181 74 Office 2008 Under construction - this building was topped out in early 2008, becoming the tallest building in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, the Middle East and the 15th-tallest in the world.
2 Emirates Office Tower 355 / 1,163 54 Office 2000 Tallest completed building in the city. 16th-tallest in the world.
3 Rose Tower 333 / 1,093 72 Hotel 2007 21th-tallest building in the world. Will become the tallest building in the world used exclusively as a hotel upon its opening in 2008. Also known as Rose Rotana Suites.
4 Burj Al Arab 321 / 1,053 60 Hotel 1999 27th-tallest building in the world. Tallest completed building in the world used exclusively as a hotel.
5 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel 309 / 1,014 56 Hotel 2000 34rd-tallest building in the world.
6 The Address Downtown Burj Dubai 306 / 1,004 63 Residential 2008 This building was topped out in April 2008, becoming the 6th-tallest building in the city. Then it was completed in September 2008.
7 Emirates Crown 296 / 971 63 Residential 2008 48th-tallest building in the world.
8 Millennium Tower 285 / 935 60 Residential 2006 56th-tallest building in the world. Tallest all-residential building in the city.
9 21st Century Tower 269 / 883 55 Residential 2003 76th-tallest building in the world.
10= Al Kazim Tower 1 265 / 869 53 Office, Residential 2008 79th-tallest building in the world.
10= Al Kazim Tower 2 265 / 869 53 Office, Residential 2008 79th-tallest building in the world.
12 The Harbour Hotel & Residence 256 / 840 59 Hotel, Residential 2007 111th-tallest building in the world. Also known as the Al Marsa Tower.
13= Chelsea Tower 250 / 820 49 Hotel, Residential 2005 125th-tallest building in the world.
13= Angsana Suites Tower 250 / 820 49 Hotel, Residential 2007 143th-tallest building in the world.
15= Oasis Beach Tower 245 / 804 51 Hotel 2006 144th-tallest building in the world.
15= Al Fattan Tower 245 / 804 51 Residential 2006 144th-tallest building in the world.
17 AAM Tower* 244 / 800 46 2008 Under construction - this building was topped out in early 2008, and is now the 17th-tallest building in the city and the 148st-tallest building in the world.
18 The Tower 243 / 796 54 Residential 2002 148th-tallest building in the world.
19 Park Place 234 / 768 56 Residential, Office, retail 2007
20 Al Seef Tower 215 / 705 44 Residential 2005
21= Grosvenor House West Marina Beach 210 / 690 48 Hotel, Residential 2005
21= Le Rêve 210 / 689 50 Residential 2006
23 Marina Heights Tower 209 / 684 55 Residential 2006
24= Tamani Hotel Marina 207 / 679 54 Mixed use 2006
24= Marina Crown 207 / 679 52 Residential 2006
26 The Citadel* 201 / 659 48 Office 2008 Under construction - this building was topped out in early 2008, and is now the 26th-tallest building in the city.
27= Jumeirah Beach Residence Area C Tower C07 200 / 656 54 Hotel 2007
27= Jumeirah Beach Residence Area B Tower B01 200 / 656 54 Hotel 2007
27= Jumeirah Beach Residence Area A Tower A04 200 / 656 54 Hotel 2007
27= Jumeirah Beach Residence Area B Tower B03 T01 200 / 656 54 Hotel 2007
27= Shangri-La Hotel 200 / 656 43 Hotel, Office, Residential 2003
32 Al Salam Tecom Tower* 195 / 640 47 Office 2008 Under construction - this building was topped out in late 2007, and is now the 32nd-tallest building in the city.
33 Horizon Tower 190 / 623 45 Residential 2006
34 Lake Terrace 187 / 614 40 Residential 2008
35= Murjan Tower 185 / 607 40 Residential 2003
35= Mesk Tower 185 / 607 40 Residential 2003
35= Etisalat Tower 2 185 / 607 33 Office 2007
38 Capricorn Tower 184 / 605 46 Office, Residential, Retail 2003
39 Dubai World Trade Center 184 / 605 39 Office 1979
40 Marina Terrace 183 / 600 38 Residential 2006 * Indicates still under construction, but has been topped out.

Tallest under construction, approved, and proposed

Under construction

This list ranks Dubai skyscrapers that stand at least tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Name Height
metres / ft
(est.)
Floors Year* Notes
Burj Dubai 818 / 2,684 162 2009 Surpassed the CN Tower in September 2007 to become the tallest free-standing structure on land in the world. Surpassed the height of Taipei 101 in July 2007; will earn official title of world's tallest building upon completion. Has more floors than any structure in history. Burj Dubai is currently the tallest manmade structure of any kind on the planet and will soon become the world's tallest man-made structure ever built. Its official height has not yet been released.
Pentominium 618 / 2,028 120 2011 Will be tallest all-residential building in the world.
Burj Al Alam 501 / 1,644 108 2010 Construction is on-hold due to construction delays, change in ownership, and redesigns.
DAMAC Heights 460 / 1,509 98 2011
Princess Tower 414 / 1,358 101 2009
Marina 101 412 / 1,352 101 2010
23 Marina 395 / 1,296 89 2009
Emirates Park Tower 1 395 / 1,296 77 2009 Would stand with Emirates Park Tower 2 as the tallest twin towers in the city upon completion.
Emirates Park Tower 2 395 / 1,296 77 2009 Would stand with Emirates Park Tower 1 as the tallest twin towers in the city upon completion.
Elite Residence 380 / 1,247 91 2010
Almas Tower 360 / 1,181 74 2008 This building was topped out in early 2008, becoming the tallest building in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East.
Lam Tara Tower 1 360 / 1,181 70 2010
D1 Tower 350 / 1,148 80 2009
The Marina Torch 345 / 1,132 80 2009
Infinity Tower 330 / 1,083 80 2010
Al Yaquob Tower 330 / 1,083 72 2008
The Index 328 / 1,076 80 2008
HHHR Tower 317 / 1,040 72 2009
Ocean Heights 310 / 1,017 82 2010
The Address Downtown Burj Dubai 306 / 1,004 63 2008 This building was topped out in April 2008, becoming the sixth-tallest building in the city.
Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower 301 / 988 76 2008
Central Park Office Tower 294 / 964 49 2010
I&M Tower 290 / 951 46 2009
Sulafa Tower 285 / 935 75 2009
G-Tower 280 / 919 45 2010
Mag 218 Tower 275 / 902 66 2008
Nikko Hotel Dubai 270 / 886 60 2008
Central Park Residential Tower 261 / 857 51 2010
Marina Pinnacle 260 / 853 67 2008
Khalid Al Attar Tower 2 260 / 853 61 2008
The Vision Tower 260 / 853 60 2008
Ubora Tower 1 256 / 840 58 2009
Conrad Dubai 255 / 837 51 2010
Angsana Hotel Tower 250 / 820 49 2008
Metro Tower 250 / 820 45 2009
Al Tayer Tower 249 / 817 59 2008
Churchill Residency 245 / 804 61 2008
AAM Tower 244 / 800 46 2008 This building was topped out in early 2008, and is currently the 17th-tallest building in the city.
Sama Tower 240 / 787 51 2008
The Buildings by Daman 235 / 771 65 2008
Rolex Tower 235 / 771 63 2009
Anantara Hotel 234 / 768 45 2008 Construction is on-hold due to change of contractor.
Tiara United Tower 1 225 / 738 61 2009
Tiara United Tower 2 225 / 738 61 2009
Al Bateen Tower 220 / 722 55 2008
Trident Grand Residence 220 / 722 45 2008
Jumeirah Lake Apartments 219 / 719 40 2008 Construction is on-hold due to change of contractor.
Jumeirah Lake Offices 219 / 719 40 2008 Construction is on-hold due to change of contractor.
Latifa Tower 210 / 689 56 2008
Executive Tower M 210 / 689 52 2008
Grosvenor House The Residence 210 / 689 48 2009
The Citadel 201 / 659 42 2008 This building was topped out in early 2008, and is currently the 26th-tallest building in the city.
Acico Office Tower 200 / 656 55 2008
Al Salam Tecom Tower 195 / 640 47 2008 This building was topped out in late 2007, and is currently the 32nd-tallest building in the city.
Dubai Mall Hotel 192 / 630 37 2008
Executive Tower B 190 / 623 47 2008
Concorde Tower 190 / 623 45 2008
Platinum Tower 190 / 623 44 2009
Dubai Jewel Tower 190 / 623 43 2008
Jumeirah Bay 2 188 / 617 47 2009
Sidra Tower 187 / 614 45 2009
Executive Tower K 186 / 610 46 2008
Dubai Tower 186 / 610 45 2008
Tiffany Towers 183 / 600 41 2008
Executive Tower L 182 / 597 45 2008
Executive Tower H 182 / 597 45 2008
Silver Star 180 / 591 40 2008
The Bay Gate 180 / 591 40 2008

* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights, floor counts, and/or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Approved

This list ranks buildings that are approved in Dubai and are planned to rise at least .

Name Height
metres / ft
(est.)
Floors Year* Notes
Dubai Towers Dubai Tower 4 550 / 1,805 94 2010
Dubai Towers Dubai Tower 3 460 / 1,509 78 2010
Dubai Towers Dubai Tower 2 410 / 1,345 73 2010
Lighthouse Tower 400 / 1,312 66 2010
Al Sharq Tower 360 / 1,181 100 2010
Dubai Towers Dubai Tower 1 360 / 1,181 57 2010
The Skyscraper 330 / 1,083 65 2008
Al Hekma Tower 320 / 1,050 61 2009
Lam Tara Tower 2 320 / 1,050 60 2010
Providence Tower 280 / 919 57 2008
The Palm Trump International Hotel & Tower 270 / 886 62 2008
Abjar Tower 268 / 879 67 2009
Nili Tower 220 / 722 57 2009
ARY Digital Tower 210 / 689 45 2007
Boraq Tower 210 / 689 45 2009
The Sheffield Tower 200 / 656 46 2007
Fortune Araames 200 / 656 45 2008
Duja Tower 195 / 640 51
El Matador Tower 185 / 607 43 2008
Mag 220 Tower 180 / 591 45 2007
Arabian Crowne 180 / 591 45 2007

* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights, floor counts, and/or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Proposed

This list ranks buildings that are proposed in Dubai and are planned to rise at least .
Name Height
metres / ft
(est.)
Floors Year* Notes
Nakheel Tower 01.01,200 / 4,593 228
AC Towers 01.01650 / 2,133 130
EP 07 Tower 02.0600 / 1,968 125
EP 15 Tower 02.01600 / 1,968 101
Marina Sky Tower 1 02.11450 / 1,476 114 2013
Marina Sky Tower 3 02.12450 / 1,476 114 2013
Marina 106 02.22425 / 1,394 107
Dynamic Tower 03.0420 / 1,378 80 2010
Marina Sky Tower 2 03.1400 / 1,312 104 2013
P-17 03.5379 / 1,243 78 2011 Also known as Hard Rock Hotel.
The Wave Tower 04.0370 / 1,214 92
Signature Towers Office 05.0351 / 1,152 75
Signature Towers Hotel 06.0305 / 1,000 65
His Highness Sheikh Hasher Tower 07.0291 / 955 62 2009
Signature Towers Residential 08.0251 / 823 55
Beachfront Tower Hotel 09.0250 / 820 65
Beach Towers 10.0235 / 771 45 2008
Saba Tower 4 11.0222 / 728 47 2011
Dubai Star 12.0190 / 623 45 2007

* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights, floor counts, and/or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings

This is a list of the buildings that once were the tallest in Dubai. Despite Dubai's recent major skyscraper boom, there are only six buildings on the list. This list is expected to change with the completion of the Burj Dubai in 2009.

Name Years as tallest Height
metres / ft
Floors Reference
Al Fahidi Fort 1799–1978 01.023 / 75 1
Sheraton Dubai Creek 1978–1979 02.060 / 197 12
Dubai World Trade Centre 1979–1999 03.0149 / 489 39
Burj Al Arab 1999–2000 04.0321 / 1,053 60
Emirates Office Tower 2000–2008 05.0355 / 1,163 56
Almas Tower 2008–present 06.0360 / 1,181 74

Notes

A. ^ The final height of the Burj Dubai has not been officially released by the developer. A preliminary height of was originally released, but since then it has been speculated that the height has increased, with some sources stating the building will stand as high as . The final height will not be released until the building is completed.
B. ^ Some sources claim Al Burj will stand at , although there have been no official statements about this new height.
C. The official floor count has not yet been released; sources range from 162 floors up to 195 floors.
D. This height is only an estimate, as an official statistic has never been released.

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