Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is home to the tallest building in the world since 2010, the Burj Khalifa (828 m; 2,717 ft). However, it is not the only supertall skyscraper in the country, since there are more than 20 buildings that exceed 300 meters (984 feet) tall, this time we will show you the top 10 tallest buildings or skyscrapers in the United Arab Emirates.

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Burj Khalifa

Clarifications:

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Skyscrapers in the UAE: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the United Arab Emirates

BUILDINGHEIGHT
1. Burj Khalifa828 m (2,717 ft)
2. Marina 101425 m (1,394 ft)
3. Princess Tower413.4 m (1,356 ft)
4. 23 Marina392.4 (1,287 ft)
5. Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid381.2 m (1,251 ft)
6. Elite Residence380.5 m (1,248 ft)
7. Address Boulevard370 m (1,214 ft)
8. Almas Tower360 m (1,181 ft)
9. Gevora Hotel356.3 m (1,169 ft)
10. Emirates Park Towers complex (Twin Towers)355.4 m (1,166 ft)

10. Emirates Park Towers complex (Twin Towers)

Height: 355.4 m (1,166 ft)
Floors: 82
Buildings Function: Hotel
Firm: Arch Group Consultants
City: Dubai
Construction Start: 2006
Completed: 2012-2013

Emirates Park Towers is a complex of twin towers located in Dubai, in this position I put the complex and not the skyscrapers separately since both have the same height, the same number of floors and both towers house a hotel, the only difference is that the first tower was completed in 2012 and the second tower a year later. The names of the towers are JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 1 (left side) and JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 (right side).

9. Gevora Hotel

Height: 356.3 m (1,169 ft)
Floors: 75
Building Function: Hotel
Firm: Eng. Adnan Saffarini
City: Dubai
Construction Start: 2005
Completed: 2017

Gevora Hotel (Arabic: فندق جيفورا) is a 1,169 ft (356.3 m) tall hotel. That height has given the skyscraper the title of the tallest hotel building in the world according to Guinness World Records. Its construction lasted 12 years and was inaugurated in February 2018, which makes it the construction that took more years to conclude on this list.

8. Almas Tower

Height: 360 m (1,181 ft)
Floors: 68
Building Function: Office
Firm: Atkins
City: Dubai
Construction Start: 2005
Completed: 2009

Almas Tower (Arabic: برج الماس‎ Diamond Tower) is a 68-storey, 360 m (1,180 ft), supertall skyscraper in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai. Its construction began in 2005 and was completed in 2009.

The Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) is a large development in Dubai which consists of 80 towers being constructed along the edges of three artificial lakes.

7. Address Boulevard

Height: 370 m (1,214 ft)
Floors: 73
Building Function: Residential, Hotel, Retail
Firm: Atkins
City: Dubai
Construction Start: 2012
Completed: 2017

Address Boulevard is a 73-storey, 368 m (1,207 ft) tall hotel in Downtown Dubai. It has 196 five-star-hotel rooms and 523 serviced residences. The plans for the building were published at the end of 2012 by the promoter of the Emaar project. In spring 2013, construction began in an area near Burj Khalifa. Once finished it became the 6th tallest skyscraper in Dubai and the 7th in UAE.

6. Elite Residence

Height: 380.5 m (1,248 ft)
Floors: 87
Building Function: Residential
Firm: Eng. Adnan Saffarini
City: Dubai
Construction Start: 2007
Completed: 2012

Elite Residence is a 87-storey, 380.5 metres (1,248 ft) supertall skyscraper in the Dubai Marina district, Dubai, overlooking one of the man made palm islands, Palm Jumeirah. The skyscraper has 695 apartments, and 12 elevators. It was the third tallest residential building in the world when completed in January 21, 2012, becoming the fourth tallest following the completion of 432 Park Avenue in United States.

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5. Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

Height: 381.2 m (1,251 ft)
Floors: 88
Building Function: Residential
Firm: Foster and Partners
City: Abu Dhabi
Construction Start: 2007
Completed: 2014

Burj Mohammed bin Rashid is a 88-storey, 381.2 m (1,251 ft) supertall skyscraper in the complex The World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, which consists of two skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi. Being Burj Mohammed the tallest building in the complex, in Abu Dhabi and the fifth in United Arab Emirates. This skyscraper exceeds the previous one by a few feet.

4. 23 Marina

Height: 392.4 (1,287 ft)
Floors: 88
Building Function: Residential
Firm: Hafeez Contractor; KEO International Consultants
City: Dubai
Construction Start: 2006
Completed: 2012

23 Marina is an 88-story, 392.8 m (1,289 ft) residential skyscraper in Dubai. It was the world’s tallest all-residential building until the completion of the nearby Princess Tower. Its construction began in 2006 and was completed in 2012.

3. Princess Tower

Height: 413.4 m (1,356 ft)
Floors: 101
Building Function: Residential
Firm: Eng. Adnan Saffarini
City: Dubai
Construction Start: 2006
Completed: 2012

Princess Tower (Arabic: برج الأميرة‎) is a 101-story, 413.4 m (1,356 ft) tall residential skyscraper located in the Marina district of Dubai. Princess Tower is currently the third tallest building in the United Arab Emirates. It was the tallest residential building in the world from 2012 to 2015, when it was overtaken by the 432 Park Avenue in New York City, United States (at the begining this post you can find the tallest buildings of US).

2. Marina 101

Height: 425 m (1,394 ft)
Floors: 101
Building Function: Residential, Hotel
Firm: National Engineering Bureau
City: Dubai
Construction Start: 2006
Completed: 2017

Marina 101 is a 101-storey, 425 m (1,394 ft) tall skyscraper in Dubai Marina, Dubai. It was officially opened in 2016 but was actually completed in late 2017. It is the second tallest building in Dubai and the second in the UAE. Its construction had a duration of 11 years to complete it took only a little bit less time than the Gevora Hotel.

1. Burj Khalifa

Height: 828 m (2,717 ft)
Floors: 163
Building Function: Residential, Hotel and Offices
Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
City: Dubai
Construction Start: 2004
Completed: 2010

The Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة‎) is a 163-storey, 828 m (2,717 ft) tall skyscraper in Dubai. Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building in the UAE and the tallest building in the world since 2010. The building was opened in 2010 as part of a new development called Downtown Dubai. It is designed to be the centrepiece of large-scale, mixed-use development.

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