Known for its skyscrapers and great architecture, Dubai continues to add on its long list of skyscrapers with three out of five tallest buildings completed in 2017 were in Dubai, says the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat report.

Overall, UAE saw completion of four skyscrapers with 200-metre plus height in 2017. The UAE is now ranked 4th globally in terms of skyscrapers with 95 towers reaching 200 metres or greater in height by the 2017-end.

The mixed-used 101-storey hotel and residential development, Marina 101, was the tallest completed skyscraper in Dubai last year – scaling 425 metres.

Developed by Emaar Properties, it is now second tallest building in Dubai and UAE after Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. In the Middle East, Marina 101 is the third tallest and 18th globally,” says Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat report.

“With architectural elements reminiscent of art-deco design, Marina 101 stands out in a city full of supertall structures. The tower will accommodate serviced apartments and Middle East’s first Hard Rock Hotel.”

“Flared projections acting as light dishes break the vertical monotony of the supertall tower as it rises, culminating in a 45-metre crown that caps the building and sets it apart in the surrounding skyline,” added Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat report.

Within the tower, the vertical transportation system consists of a total of 28 elevators. The 73-storey Address Boulevard, which scales 370 metres in height, is the second tallest completed building of 2017 in Dubai.

Developed by Emaar Properties, the tower houses residential, hotel and retail units. It is the 6th tallest building in Dubai, 7th in the UAE, 9th in the Middle East and 33rd in the world.

Located next to Burj Khalifa, the tower is situated with convenient access to Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, and near The Opera District. Crowned by two matching spires, the tower has a 196-room hotel operated by The Address Hotels + Resorts, and 530 serviced apartments.

The structure sits on a multi-level podium, with the upper level providing separate lobbies for the hotel and serviced apartments. In an elliptical shape, the tower’s gentle curves ensure that all apartments and guestrooms have unobstructed views of Downtown Dubai and beyond.

An enclosed moving walkway joins the tower to the Dubai Metro, The Dubai Mall, and other key developments.


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