In pictures: Dubai’s top ten towers

Dubai has a multitude of stunning buildings, towers and skyscrapers.

The history of skyscrapers in the Emirate began with the construction of Dubai World Trade Centre in 1979, which is widely regarded as the first high-rise in the city.

At the time of its completion, it also stood as the tallest building in the Middle East. Since 1999, and especially from 2005 onwards, Dubai has been the site of an extremely large skyscraper building boom, with all 73 of its buildings over 200m (656ft) tall completed after 1999.


In less than ten years, the city has amassed one of the most impressive skylines in the world; it is now home to the world’s tallest building, the world’s tallest residential block, and the world’s tallest hotel.

With so much to choose from, it is difficult to pick a ten of our favourite towers in Dubai. However, that is exactly what we have done.

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