Dubai 2020 – The City of Superlatives Continues to Grow with the Creek Tower
Dubai is known for its magnificent buildings and skyscrapers. The unbelievable skyline with its turquoise blue sea and warm temperatures have been attracting countless guests to the famous emirate for years. In addition to those who want a relaxing beach holiday, adventurers will also get their money's worth. For example with a safari through the desert. But the "city of superlatives" offers so much more. Because in Dubai stands with the Burj al Arab one of the most expensive hotels in the world. In addition, the world's largest picture frame, the Dubai Frame, has been located here since 2018. From 2019 there's even the largest Ferris wheel in the world, the Ain Dubai.
New Record for the World's Tallest Building
However, Burj Khalifa, the largest skyscraper to date, is to be overshadowed by a new tower in Dubai in 2020. The Tower or Dubai Creek Tower is to be a record 928 to 1000 meters high. The Dubai Creek Tower is to be completed in time for the World Expo in 2020. In addition to the existing attractions, the Dubai Creek Tower is another reason to visit the metropolis of Dubai.
Visit the Dubai Creek Tower: All Facts, Tickets and Opening Hours as Always with Us
Even if you've been there before, it's certainly worth a second, third or even fourth visit. Because there is always something new to see. So if you're planning a trip to Dubai, you've come to the right place. Here you will find all the information and ticket options for the best attractions in Dubai so that your stay will definitely be remembered forever. You can read more about the Creek Tower ticket prices and the different options at the end of this article. To stay up to date, please follow us on Facebook.
The Facts About the (Supposedly Soon) Largest Skyscraper in the World at a Glance:
- Name: The Tower Dubai, Dubai Creek Tower, Lagoon Tower
- Start of construction: October 2016
- Completion: foreseeable 2020
- Architect: Santiago Calatrava
- Costs: ca. 1 Billion US Dollars
- Height: 928 to 1400 meters
- Location: Dubai Creek
- Ten viewing platforms, 360-degree view over the Emirate of Dubai
A Masterpiece by a Master Craftsman: Another Building by Santiago Calatrava
The new futuristic building in Dubai was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. He is known for his curved stations, bridges and buildings in his hometown of Valencia. Calatrava was able to assert itself among many applicants with his design for the world's tallest building. He was inspired by the Islamic tradition: "These architectural wonders combine elegance and beauty with mathematics and geometry". His last work was the Path Train Station Oculus at the One World Trade Center in New York.
Construction and Completion of the Billion Euro Project
The Dubai Creek Tower, or "The Tower" for short, is being built in a completely new part of the city. The new district will be developed by the real estate company Emaar Properties. Apartments for 470,000 people are to be built in the surrounding area. The tower will be the heart of Dubai Creek Harbour, just as the Burj Khalifa is the heart of downtown Dubai.
The Construction Progress of the Dubai Creek Tower
Preparatory work began as early as October 2016, when around 170,000 cubic meters of soil were excavated to make room for the foundation of the tower. After 145 piles had been laid in the ground at a depth of 75 m, 210,000 tons of concrete were poured to form the foundation. Finally, the foundation work was completed in May 2017. However, construction progress will be much faster than for a normal high-rise. The estimated cost of building the gigantic needle is one billion US dollars.
Inside the Dubai Creek Tower
The Tower Dubai consists mainly of a slender trunk that serves as the "backbone" of the tower. Near the top of the tower, there is an elongated oval structure. It is reminiscent of the bud of a lily. The diameter of the bud is much larger than the stem. This makes the tower majestic and makes it look more like a building than just a tower.
Luxury Residences and Viewing Platforms at Breathtaking Heights
In addition to luxury residences, offices, restaurants, apartments, and sky gardens, up to ten viewing platforms are planned. These will be designed like gardens inspired by the old Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Apart from the interior decks, there will be many smaller rotating platforms. They will resemble balconies at the edge of the deck. Half of such a platform is located outside the facade of the tower. These rotating platforms will lead visitors to an open-air room to enjoy the impressive view. This guarantees a breathtaking view of the entire Emirate of Dubai! Another highlight of the Dubai Creek Tower will be the beacon. At night an amazing beacon is to be emitted from the top of the highest building.
Dubai Creek Harbour
After completion, the Dubai Creek Tower will be the heart of the Dubai Creek Harbour. A new district is to be built around the tallest tower in the world, which will become the center of Dubai. A yacht club, a marina, and a harbour are to be built in Dubai Creek Harbour. In addition, of course, there will be numerous hotels, residential buildings and a lifestyle district with many shops. Another highlight will be Dubai Square, a retail metropolis of the future and perhaps even the world's largest mall. With a size of about six square kilometers, the new district will be larger than Downtown Dubai. In addition to colorful exotic plants, such as Japanese cherry blossoms, the Dubai Creek Harbour is home to free-range flamingos and breathtaking water shows. We are curious to see what will happen in the new Dubai Creek Harbour!
A Small Foretaste of the New Dubai Creek Harbour District:
FAQ About the Project
The tower is located in the district Dubai Creek, also called Khor Dubai. There it will be the heart of the city. Khor Dubai is a natural arm of the Persian Gulf and divides Dubai into the districts Bur Dubai and Deira. The Dubai Creek Harbour district is a huge urban development project. It will primarily focus on developments in the field of artificial intelligence.
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A visit to the highest building in the world will not only be worthwhile because of the view. On the planned ten viewing platforms you will be able to see the breathtaking skyline and the whole of Dubai in 360 degrees. The photos you could take from here alone will be worth it! Depending on how high the skyscraper originally called "Lagoon Tower" will end up, you won't get that high in any other building! One kilometer above the earth, on an open-air platform! By the way, you will, of course, be able to combine a visit to the tower with other attractions. You can find out exactly which ticket options are available here or on our Facebook page as soon as they have been published.
The currently tallest building in the world is also located in Dubai: the Burj Khalifa. At 828 meters, it holds the current world record. It is followed by the Shanghai Tower in China at 632 meters. However, there is another spectacle under construction that competes with The Tower Dubai. The Jeddah Tower is to be built on the west coast of Saudi Arabia by the end of 2019 and is probably going to be over 1000 meters high. Construction began in 2013 and the estimated cost is around 1.4 billion US dollars. The architect of the skyscraper is Adrian Smith. Among other things, he designed the Burj Khalifa. Dubai and Saudi Arabia are thus facing a hot race in the coming years for the new world record of the world's tallest building. We will find out who will finally win the title in two years at the latest.
Author: Marina Algasinger (German; article has been translated)