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Height: Occupied
313.5 m / 1,029 ft
Height: To Tip
392.4 m / 1,287 ft
Height: Architectural
392.4 m / 1,287 ft
23 Marina Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
8 m/s
Tower GFA
139,596 m² / 1,502,599 ft²
Development GFA
139,596 m² / 1,502,599 ft²
# of Apartments
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name 23 Marina
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map A-23-D, Plot No.392-568, Al Marsa, Dubai Marina
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2012
Official Website Hircon International
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #25 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #6 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #4 Tallest in United Arab Emirates
City Ranking #4 Tallest in Dubai

Companies Involved

Owner Hircon International
Developer Emaar Properties
Design Hafeez Contractor; KEO International Consultants
Structural Engineer
Design KEO International Consultants
Main Contractor Dubai Civil Engineering
Other Consultant
• Vertical Transportation Fortune Shepler Consulting
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Cladding JORDAHL
• Elevator Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

About 23 Marina

23 Marina is a supertall luxury residential skyscraper in the ever-expanding metropolis of Dubai. Located in a burgeoning commercial area of the city, the condominium tower is located next to a metro station and the Emirates Golf Club, offering incredible views of the marina, the Dubai International Marine Club, Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai Media City, and the extraordinary Dubai skyline.

The project is built on a podium, housing a six-story-high entry hall featuring geometric designs in the flooring and slanted glass walls, and is replete with a waterfall sculpture behind the concierge desk. An outdoor swimming pool at the ground level of the building directly abuts the glass lobby area, drawing on the theme of water and the nearby waterfront. The tower structure on top of the podium is constructed in an octagonal shape, which maximizes the far-reaching views from the apartments. The tower employs a curtain wall system of exposed white concrete and tinted blue glass; the façades gather at the top of the building, meeting in a dramatic pointed spire, much like a ball point pen. The spire is embraced by triangular canopies covering the rooftop terrace, which serve to streamline the building’s form.

23 Marina stands as one of the tallest residential buildings in the Middle East. It offers the utmost in luxury to its residents, boasting two- and three-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom “duplex” apartments, with tastefully styled interiors of wood and marble. The duplex apartments will all have private elevators, and triangular balconies that jut out of the building with plunge pools. The meticulously landscaped development also features a health club, a running track, a spa, and a children’s play pool.

CTBUH Initiatives

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Research

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper

23 Marina Signboard Inaugurated
Mar 2012 – Event Report

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to 23 Marina

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
23 Marina Signboard Inaugurated
Mar 2012, Dubai – Event Report
23 Marina has inaugurated a CTBUH Signboard which recognizes the building as the tallest all-residential building in the world, with a height of 393 meters.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year. Once…

Research Papers

The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
Dec 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I

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