Top 10 famous skyscrapers the United Arab Emirates

List of tallest buildings in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is a brand for itself among all the countries in the world. If you think of the UAE as a brand presenting luxury and beauty, you will notice that there is a picture of The United Arab Emirates that comes to mind from everyone from all over the world. This picture contains the glamour and wonders of the many skyscrapers that you can see all over the country.

We want to talk about the most famous skyscrapers of the United Arab Emirates and give a little information about them in this article.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest skyscraper at 828 meters in height. The construction of Burj Khalifa started in the year 2004 and it took 6 years to end. Building the Burj Khalifa was a dream come true. The couple last floors of Burj Khalifa are higher than the clouds and up in the sky.

Burj Khalifa has 163 floors and there are apartments, restaurants, a gym, pool, hotel, library, and a lot more places on different floors of this gorgeous skyscraper. There are different kinds of tickets that you can purchase and every one of them allows you to explore different parts of Burj Khalifa.

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa

On the first floor of this skyscraper, you will see the Armani Hotel which is designed by Gorgio Armani the famous Italian fashion designer.

  • Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
  • Height: 828 m.

Princess Tower

This is the third tallest skyscraper in Dubai city at 414 meters in height. This skyscraper is only residential and it was the world’s tallest residential skyscraper until the year 2015.

This famous skyscraper has 100 floors above ground and 7 floors under the ground. The Princess Tower has 763 apartment units, 8 grand stores, and 957 underground parking spots. Other than these there are a lot of welfare amenities offered to the residents of this famous skyscraper like an outdoor and indoor pool, gym, game rooms, children’s playground, etc.

  • Location: Dubai Marina – Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
  • Height: 414 m.

Almas Tower

Before the opening of Burj Khalifa, the Almas tower was the tallest skyscraper in Dubai city. The Almas tower has 68 floors with a lot of units but most of them are used for an office.

Although this is an office building, there are some ways open for visitors who are excited to explore the wonders of this famous skyscraper.

Almas Tower
Almas Tower

The tower’s shape is composed of 8 triangles that are inspired by a diamond. Almas means diamond in Arabic and the name of the building is inspired by its shape of it.

  • Location: the Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Height: 360 m.

23 Marina Tower

23 Marina Tower is also a residential skyscraper in Dubai city with 393 meters in height. This skyscraper has 88 floors and 289 residential units. The interior design of the units in 23 Marina Tower is very luxurious and modern. This building provides a lot of entertainment and welfare options for its residents like a spa, gym, 57 pools, private elevators for the duplex units, etc.

This famous skyscraper is located next to the Dubai Marina and you can have a perfect view over the Dubai Marina area. Dubai Marina is a residential neighborhood and one of the many wonders of Dubai city.

  • Location: Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Height: 392 m.

The Marina Torch

This is another skyscraper located in the Dubai Marina and is mostly residential. This building has 79 floors, 504 apartment units, 3-story parking with 536 parking spots, and a lot more amenities provided for the residents.

This skyscraper has survived several fire accidents in the last decade but got repaired every time and they did good damage control.

  • Location: Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Height: 352 m.

Elite Residence Tower

Another skyscraper located in the Dubai Marina neighborhood is Elite Residence Tower with a great view over the gorgeous Palm Islands. Elite Residence Tower opened for business in the year 2018 and it is one of the newest skyscrapers in Dubai city.

This skyscraper is also mostly residential with 92 floors. 86 floors above the ground and 6 floors under the ground. There are a lot of options for residences of Elite Residence Tower like spa, pool, gym, 788 parking spots, fast elevators, etc.

This beautiful skyscraper is located next to the Princess Tower and is only 28 minutes away from the Dubai International Airport.

  • Location: Elite Residence, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Height: 380 m.

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is one of the most famous hotels in the world which is also a skyscraper. All the rooms of this hotel are grand. The smallest room in Burj Al Arab is 169 square feet. This famous hotel/skyscraper is 321 meters in height and is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.

This skyscraper opened for business in the year 1999 and it was the most famous skyscraper in the UAE before the opening of Burj Khalifa.

Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab

Burj Khalifa is a seven-star hotel with a lot of welfare amenities that are very rare in most hotels in the world. One of the great things about the Burj Al Arab that makes this skyscraper very special is the helipad on the roof.

  • Location: Umm Suqeim 3 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
  • Height: 321 m.

Cayan Group Tower

This skyscraper is also located in the Dubai Marina and is one of the most famous skyscrapers in the UAE. The reason that made this skyscraper very famous is the unique architecture. The Cayan Group skyscraper is built like a spiral with 306 meters in height. This is a 75-story residential skyscraper with 495 apartment units.

Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill company designed the Cayan Group Tower which they were they designed the Burj Khalifa as well.

  • Location: Al Barsha Heights, Teacom, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Height: 306 m.

Dubai Address Boulevard Tower

Most of the skyscrapers that we talked about before were residential. This skyscraper is actually a 5-star hotel with 196 rooms. One of the attractions of this skyscraper is the view over the Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Dubai Fountain, and great access to the different places of Dubai city.

If you are looking for a unique hotel with an eye-catching view and access you should go to the Dubai Address Boulevard Tower; An optional hotel with a gorgeous design.

  • Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Height: 368 m.

Gevora Hotel Tower

This is a 4-star hotel with 75 floors (plus 2 underground), 528 rooms, a restaurant, pool, café, spa, gym, etc. the location is perfect and provides great access to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, and other places in Downtown Dubai.

  • Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Trade Centre, DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Height: 356 m.

As you can see all of the skyscrapers of the UAE are located in Dubai city. Dubai is the most known city among the cities of the UAE and one of the reasons that Dubai is most known is being the jungle of skyscrapers. Skyscrapers grow on the ground of Dubai city like trees and plants and you can see them all over Dubai city.

Gevora Hotel Tower
Gevora Hotel Tower

Dubai and other cities in the United Arab Emirates have a lot of skyscrapers. The number is so much that we can’t name them in one article. These were just some of the most known skyscrapers of the United Arab Emirates. Some of them are hotels and you can spend a night there. Some of them are just for visiting and exploring their wonders of them on a tour.

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