Dubai Skyscrapers. What are they like? Are they like any other skyscrapers in the world?
No. They're not.
The word "skyscraper" was coined because tall buildings scraped the sky. Logical, isn't it?
Some of the Tallest buildings in Dubai not only scrape the sky but go much beyond the skies.
Dubai has 54 buildings that are taller than 180 metres (591 ft), and 44 buildings that are taller than 200 metres (656 ft).
Sky is the limit, no longer holds true for Dubai Skyscrapers. Have a look.
The images above are of Burj Dubai skyscraper, the tallest building Dubai or the world has seen built.
It's the height! Of heights. Literally.
Even the designs of these Dubai skyscrapers are revolutionizing Civil and Construction Engineering. Have a look.
They're planning to build the world's first moving building, an 80 storey tower with revolving floors. The Dynamic Tower design is made up of 80 pre-fabricated apartments which will spin independently of each another.
It's the first building that rotates, moves, and changes shape. The 420-metre (1,378-foot) building's apartments would spin a full 360 degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of 79 giant power-generating wind turbines located between each floor.
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Some of the other Dubai skyscrapers are:
- Almas Tower: A supertall skyscraper under construction in Dubai. It stands at 360 m (1,200 ft), becoming the second-tallest building in Dubai, after Burj Dubai. It will have 74 floors, 70 of which will be commercial and 4 service floors.
- Emirates Office Tower: Also known as Emirates Tower One, it is a 54 floor office building and is connected with the 56-floor Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel by a retail boulevard. The tower has a total structural height of 354.6 m (1,163 ft) and roof height of 311 m (1,020 ft), making it the 19th-tallest building in the world.
- Rose Tower: Also known as Rose Rotana, is the tallest all-hotel building in the world. Consisting of 72 floors, its total height is 333m (1,090 ft).
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Princess Tower: It will rise to 414 meters (1,358 feet) and have 107 floors. It will be the world's tallest all-residential building, when complete.
The Pentominium: It will take the status of the tallest all-residential building in the world upon completion, which is after The Princess Tower. It will stand at 516 m (1,693 ft) , with 120 floors
Ocean Heights: A skyscraper designed by Aedas under construction in Dubai Marina, the tower will stand 310 meters (1,017 feet) tall and have 82 floors.
Lighthouse Tower: One amongst many commercial Dubai Skyscrapers under construction, it is designed by multi-national architectural firm Atkins. Being built in the DIFC, it will rise to 400 m (1,312 feet) and have 66 floors. The tower is a Green Building with a huge emphasis put on reducing its carbon footprint and conserving energy.
The Nakheel Tower: It is another extremely tall development planned for construction in Dubai. Set to rise at least 1,400 metres (4,593 ft) in height, with 200 floors, it would surpass the Burj Dubai to become the tallest structure in the world if constructed.
Marina 101: It is a supertall skyscraper 412 m (1,352 feet) tall with 101 floors under construction in Dubai. It will have 324 hotel rooms and 506 residential units. When completed, the tower will (probably) be the second tallest residential skyscraper in the world, only 2 meters shorter than the Princess Tower (as above).
Dubai Towers Dubai: The developer, Sama Dubai, intends this Dubai Skyscraper to form the centrepiece of The Lagoons, a megaproject located on Dubai Creek which will consist of seven islands. The towers have between 57 to 94 stories; and although the heights are not known, it is believed the tallest will top 400 metres (1,310 ft) while two others will rise beyond 300 metres.
The Index: It is a mixed-use skyscraper designed by Foster and Partners, which will have 80 floors, the lower 25 being offices and 47 for residential use, including the world's highest apartment for a time before the Burj Dubai overtakes it. It will be 328 meters (1,076 feet) tall. The tower is oriented in such a way that the eastern and western concrete cores shelter the floors from the harsh, desert sun and the climatic effects of the area.
Dubai World Trade Centre: The first skyscraper in Dubai, built in 1979, it is 149 metre (489 ft) tall. The 39 storey office tower has a majority of the floors let commercially. At the time it was built, it was the tallest building in Dubai, The UAE, or for that matter, the entire Gulf Region.
Burj Al Alam: It is a 108 storey, 510 meter (1673 ft) hyperboloid Dubai skyscraper under construction in the Business Bay area of Dubai. It is designed to resemble a crystal flower. It will contain 74 floors of office space, a retail area at the base, and a high-end 5 star hotel and serviced apartments in the top 27 floors, which by the way will be the highest hotel rooms in the world. A 6 storey crown will contain a Turkish bath, sky garden, etc.
Chelsea Tower: A 250 m (820 ft) skyscraper located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 49 storey building is occupied by a hotel and residential apartments. The tower stands out in the Dubai skyline due to its distinctive shape, cladding and lighting.
DAMAC Heights: It is a supertall skyscraper to be built in Dubai Marina. The tower is set to rise to 426 meters (1,398 feet) and have 100 floors for residential use.
Some other Dubai Skyscrapers under construction are:
23 Marina · Emirates Park Towers Hotel & Spa · Lam Tara Towers · D1 · The Marina Torch · Infinity Tower · Al Yaquob Tower · Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower
Some approved Dubai Skyscrapers are:
Dubai Towers Dubai · Lighthouse Tower · Al Sharq Tower · The Skyscraper · Al Hekma Tower · Providence Tower · The Palm Trump International Hotel & Tower · Abjar Tower
Some proposed Dubai Skyscrapers are:
Dubai City Tower · Nakheel Tower · Anara Tower · 1 Park Avenue · Meraas Tower · Marina Sky Towers · Marina 106 · Dynamic Tower · P-17 · The Wave Tower
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