A final decision on the height has not yet been made, though it will be at least 832m high. This will ensure it tops the nearby Burj Khalifa, 828m high, currently the world’s tallest building.v
The tower has been designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and will be part of the Dubai Creek Harbour project.
It will contain a boutique hotel, and the upper 20 floors will comprise shops, restaurants, function rooms and observation decks, with a rotating balcony at the top.
The project is intended for completion in time for Dubai’s Expo 2020 event.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, managing director of Emaar Properties said: “Just as Burj Khalifa serves as the centerpiece of Downtown Dubai, the tower will position Dubai Creek Harbour as one of the most desired residential and leisure destinations in the city.”