Onwards and upwards - Dubai’s tallest tower to open in 2020

Move over Burj Khalifa! There’s going to be a new, taller skyscraper in town! The Dubai Creek Tower will be opening in two years’ time. Baroque Access has all the details


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If you have been lucky enough to take the elevator to the top of the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, then you have an idea of how tall the Dubai Creek Tower is going to be. And if you have had the enviable experience of viewing the city from the vantage point of Burj Khalifa, let’s take a moment to imagine what it’s going to be like in two years’ time, when you can see the city from even higher up.


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The stunning, new Dubai Creek Tower, which has been under construction since October 2016, will be a record-breaking 928 meters in height, making it 100 meters taller than Burj Khalifa, which opened in 2008 and is 828 meters tall.

A project by Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding, the mastermind is acclaimed Spanish-Swiss architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava Valls. He is famous for his futuristic structures that include New York City’s new World Trade Center transportation hub which opened in 2017, ad the City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia, Spain.


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The design of the new tower was inspired by the lily flower and the traditional minarets that are intrinsic to the Arab world. It’s a magnificent vertical column accentuated with more modern architectural lines, a unique structure that is set to become one of the world’s most iconic structures when it’s completed. And there’s no doubt that its shape will shift the Dubai skyline into an even more science-fiction-like vision.


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Located close to the city’s International Airport, Dubai Creek Tower will feature not one, but several, stunning observation decks offering 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai Creek Harbor and the city, including a VIP Observation Garden Deck that has been designed to resemble the ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon’, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The tower will overlook the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and will be linked directly to the city’s vibrant retail district.

Currently, a model of Dubai Creek Tower is on display at The Dubai Mall, and visitors are offered an exceptional light and sound experience at the Mall’s Grand Atrium. Show times are on weekdays at 5pm, 8pm and 11pm ad at 3pm, 5pm, 8pm and 11pm on weekends.

Interestingly enough, the Dubai Creek Tower is a tower; it has not been built to be used for offices or accommodation.


If you would like to find out more about the Dubai Creek Tower, let Baroque Access assist. Mail us now, info@baroqueaccess.com, and we will provide you with all the information you require on Dubai Creek Tower.