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Height: Occupied
356.9 m / 1,171 ft
Height: To Tip
414 m / 1,358 ft
Height: Architectural
413.4 m / 1,356 ft
Princess Tower Outline
Height: Observatory
356.9 m / 1,171 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6 m/s
Tower GFA
171,175 m² / 1,842,512 ft²
Development GFA
171,175 m² / 1,842,512 ft²
# of Apartments
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Princess Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina
Postal Code 47748
Building Function residential
Structural Material steel/concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2012
Official Website Princess Tower
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #22 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #4 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #3 Tallest in United Arab Emirates
City Ranking #3 Tallest in Dubai

Companies Involved

Owner Tameer Holding Investment
Developer Tameer Holding Investment; Gemstone Development
Design Eng. Adnan Saffarini
Structural Engineer
Design Eng. Adnan Saffarini
MEP Engineer
Design Eng. Adnan Saffarini
Main Contractor Arabian Construction Company
Other Consultant
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation; Sika Services AG

About Princess Tower

Princess Tower set the precedent for all-residential towers, both in Dubai and around the world. Its prime location puts it in near a number of amenities including several malls, entertainment venues, and cultural attractions. An adjacent tram connects the tower to the rest of the sprawling city. At the time of its completion in 2012, the building was the tallest all-residential tower in the world, a title that is destined to change hands rapidly in the coming years given the number of tall residential towers due for completion.

Like many of its nearby counterparts, Princess Tower is lavishly adorned in a style that reflects the region’s emerging architectural formula, with a façade that is broken up into several discernible sections. Its main body is punctuated by a series of gently bowed balconies inset into the center of each wall, while the buildings corners are lined with windows. At higher floors, the exterior pattern changes, with glass cladding broken up by crosscut vertical and horizontal panels. The crown of the tower is perhaps the building’s most remarkable feature. As the crown steps back, two series of crenellated teeth ring around a vertically striped dome that is topped with a compact spire.

The tower incorporates several strategies to manage the safety of its occupants. High-tech fire detection and suppression systems manage risks in the building, exceeding most jurisdictional requirements. To increase comfort levels, a tuned sloshing damper tank was integrated at roof level to compensate for lateral movement of the tower. Additionally, a wind-speed alarm was installed in each apartment on upper floors to warn residents of high winds prior to opening balcony doors. By combining world-class luxury and safety performance, Princess Tower set the standard for supertall residential structures.

CTBUH Initiatives

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

CTBUH, EMI Lead Emirates Tall-Building Study Trip
23-27 Mar 2014 – Tour Report

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

Global News

Elevators Fail in Princess Tower
17 Jun 2013 – Homeowners living in the tallest residential…

Dubai in the Mist
29 Mar 2013 – German photographer Sebastian Opitz has created a…

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

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