Project Description

A true wonderful iconic structure of the world!

Mixed Use Residential, Commercial, Retail and Hospitality

Cost and Size

QAR 3 Billion Est – 7.2 million Sq. Meters

Special Characteristics

The Worlds Tallest Tower


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Start Date

January 2001 – Planning Stages

Demand Drivers

Chairman of Emaar had a desire to create the world’s tallest building, in line with the Ruler of Dubai Prince Mohammed, to use as an iconic structure and to create brand identity for both Dubai and Emaar properties.

  • Feasibility Studies & Strategy:- 1st Phase planning team – SOM (Skidmore, Owing and Merril)
Our Added Value

Discussions held as follows:-Summer 50° C and what cladding to use, glazing and its appearance? Windage was also a unique problem, as to what stress levels needed to be faced at both lower and higher altitudes. Construction methodology, with such great heights involved and staff welfare for those housed.

What type of shape would be iconic and type of product mix (Residential / Commercial and Retail)

Elevators and their maximum speed, balance and pressure to the ears, vertigo and seasickness were all discussed and how to minimise the effects on the human body

Critical Services, MEP and O&M – Many other topics were discussed to resolution / open

Other Development Involvement

Dubai Maria, JBR, Arabian Ranches, Greens and Emaar Towers