CTBUH Gold Member

Dar

About

Member Since: 1994

Member Offices: Amman, Beirut, Cairo

Website: http://www.dar.com/

For over 60 years, Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) - Dar - has served the public and private sectors, working on projects with a total investment of $300 billion.

Dar is the founder of Dar Group, an international network of professional service firms, comprised of over 19,000 staff members assisting clients in over 100 countries around the world.

They are dedicated to planning, designing, engineering, and project managing facilities, installations and structures that contribute to the sustainable advance of communities worldwide. Dar has consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 engineering and architectural global consultancies for over 25 years.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Engineering, Multi-discipline; Transportation / Urban Infrastructure

Buildings

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

RANK
Name
Height
2 Makkah Royal Clock Tower

601 m / 1,972 ft

3 Iconic Tower

394 m / 1,292 ft

4 Abraj Al Bait ZamZam Tower

279 m / 915 ft

5 Abraj Al Bait Hajar Tower

276 m / 906 ft

6 Alamein Downtown Iconic Tower

250 m / 820 ft

7 Abraj Al Bait Maqam Tower

232 m / 762 ft

7 Abraj Al Bait Qibla Tower

232 m / 762 ft

9 Abraj Al Bait Marwah Tower

232 m / 761 ft

9 Abraj Al Bait Safa Tower

232 m / 761 ft

11 MAG 218 Tower

232 m / 760 ft

Building Completions Timeline

Videos

30 October 2017

Quay Quarter Tower: Humanizing the High-Rise

Quay Quarter Tower (QQT) will create a stunning new building on the Sydney skyline that sets new benchmarks in office tower design globally and creates...

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Research

22 December 2023

Remembering Charles H. Thornton, 2012 Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Awardee

This edition of Talking Tall is an interview from the CTBUH archives. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat would like to remember Charles...

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Global News

15 September 2023

Firms Race to Finish the World’s Tallest Tower in Jeddah

The company responsible for constructing the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia has restarted work on the project and has compiled a list of contractors who...

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Associated companies

Dar Group (1986)

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

RANK
Name
Height
1 Jeddah Tower

1,000 m / 3,281 ft

2 Makkah Royal Clock Tower

601 m / 1,972 ft

3 Iconic Tower

394 m / 1,292 ft

4 Abraj Al Bait ZamZam Tower

279 m / 915 ft

5 Abraj Al Bait Hajar Tower

276 m / 906 ft

6 Alamein Downtown Iconic Tower

250 m / 820 ft

7 Abraj Al Bait Maqam Tower

232 m / 762 ft

7 Abraj Al Bait Qibla Tower

232 m / 762 ft

9 Abraj Al Bait Marwah Tower

232 m / 761 ft

9 Abraj Al Bait Safa Tower

232 m / 761 ft

11 MAG 218 Tower

232 m / 760 ft

12 Abraj Kudai T6A and T6B

230 m / 755 ft

13 Alamein Downtown Towers D01 Tower 1

208 m / 682 ft

13 Alamein Downtown Towers D01 Tower 2

208 m / 682 ft

13 Alamein Downtown Towers D01 Tower 3

208 m / 682 ft

13 Alamein Downtown Towers D01 Tower 4

208 m / 682 ft

17 Al Fardan Tower 1

178 m / 584 ft

18 Al Fardan Tower 2

140 m

459 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 32 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,877 other buildings of the same Office function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.
19 Four Seasons Hotel

120 m / 394 ft

20 PPA 30 Parcel 4.01

82 m

269 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 21 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 447 other buildings of the same Residential / Office function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.
21 PPA 30 Parcel 2.11

55 m / 180 ft

22 Abraj Kudai T1A

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22 Abraj Kudai T1B

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24 Abraj Kudai T2A

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24 Abraj Kudai T2B

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24 Abraj Kudai T3A

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24 Abraj Kudai T3B

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24 Abraj Kudai T4A

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24 Abraj Kudai T4B

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24 Abraj Kudai T5A

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24 Abraj Kudai T5B

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Statistics

Average Building Age*

14 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (73%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (80%)

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database

Based on 15 buildings over 150 m height with a function
 
Based on 10 buildings over 150 m height with a material
 

Building Completions Timeline

Building Map

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

Designated Experts

Tarek Hassan

Principal - Head of Design Unit, Dar

Charles Malek

Director of Structures & Bridges Eng'g Dept., Dar

Aziz Mattar

Director of Structural Engineering, Dar

George Marj

Head of Structural & Bridge Design Department, Dar

Shekhar Palshikar

Associate, Head of Design Unit, Senior Structural Engineer, Dar

Ctbuh Leaders At Dar

CTBUH Awards Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa Jury, 2024

Christelle El Chemaly

Senior Structural Engineer, Dar

30 October 2017

Quay Quarter Tower: Humanizing the High-Rise

Quay Quarter Tower (QQT) will create a stunning new building on the Sydney skyline that sets new benchmarks in office tower design globally and creates...

16 March 2017

How High Can We Go? (Highlight)

Thursday, March 16, 2017. Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the first event in the Building Tall lecture...

16 March 2017

Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?

Thursday, March 16, 2017. Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the first lecture of the series Building Tall...

18 October 2016

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Panel,"Tall Buildings and Context: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?"

Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith,...

18 October 2016

CTBUH 2016 China Conference Jeddah City & Jeddah Tower Q&A

Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects; Piere Marcout, Prisme...

18 October 2016

CTBUH Video Interview – Mounib Hammoud

Mounib Hammoud of Jeddah Economic Company is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Mounib discusses the Jeddah Economic City development centered...

18 October 2016

Lighting the Next Tallest Building in the World, the Jeddah Tower

Following experience around the world with tall buildings and monuments, Pierre Marcout has sought to transmit his passion for highlighting monuments for new constructors and...

18 October 2016

Jeddah Mall: The Connection Between Jeddah Tower and the Urban Environment

The Jeddah Economic City Mall and Exhibition Center is a multi-functional installation that rises up to the challenge of making the city walkable around the...

18 October 2016

Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has embarked on an ambitious project to construct the world’s tallest building, Jeddah Tower. Surrounding the kilometer-plus building will be...

17 October 2016

Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism

Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4c: Structural & Geotechnic Engineering. As the...

22 December 2023

Remembering Charles H. Thornton, 2012 Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Awardee

Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti

This edition of Talking Tall is an interview from the CTBUH archives. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat would like to remember Charles...

16 May 2023

The Economics of Record-Breaking Height

Jason Barr & Peter A. Weismantle

This paper reviews the development history of record-breaking skyscrapers to better understand their economics. Given how tall they are, the supposed reason for their construction...

22 August 2022

Structural Design of Iconic Tower, Egypt: Culmination of a Concrete Optimization Process

Tarek Hassan, Yehia El-Ezaby & Charles Malek, rector Dar Al Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners)

This paper presents an overview of a process of optimizing concrete mixture for tall buildings, culminating in the design of the Iconic Tower, the key...

25 June 2020

Curtain Wall Façades on the New Generation of Supertall Buildings Present and Future Directions

Sae Hwang Oh, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Beginning in the late 19th century, construction of skyscrapers spread throughout Chicago, New York City, and then the world as demand of space in buildings...

20 March 2020

Interactive Study on The Tallest 20 in 2020: Then and Now

CTBUH Research

This research paper undertakes a review of the 2012 report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, “Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the...

28 December 2019

Tall Buildings of the Future as Seen From the Present

SawTeen See, Robert Bird Group Pty Ltd

Aerodynamic damping through the use of vertical long slots reduces the dynamic component of the wind loads on the building. Seminal examples include the three-legged...

28 October 2019

Fifty Years of Fire Safety In Supertall Buildings

Peter Weismantle, AS+GG; James Antell, Telgian Engineering & Consulting

As international design teams participated in the development of high-rise structures around the world, many of the concepts of fire-safe design first introduced in the...

29 July 2019

Highest Special-Purpose Spaces

Since humans first began constructing tall buildings, history has been cluttered with claims of all manner of “highest” records. In this study, we examine those...

31 January 2019

Interactive Study on Tall Buildings in Numbers: 2018 Year in Review

CTBUH Research

In 2018, 143 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed. This is a slight decrease from 2017’s record-breaking total of 147, and it...

15 September 2023

Firms Race to Finish the World’s Tallest Tower in Jeddah

The company responsible for constructing the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia has restarted work on the project and has compiled a list of contractors who...

18 July 2022

Concrete Structure Reaches Completion for Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital, Cairo

The Iconic Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital (NAC) completed construction of the concrete structure and finishing touches are now underway.  It is one of...

23 July 2021

Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital Tops Out

The Iconic Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital (NAC) completed construction of the concrete structure. It is one of 18 skyscrapers planned for NAC’s Central...

18 January 2021

First Tower in Egypt's New Capital District Near Cairo Complete

The first office tower in Egypt's New Administrative Capital (NAC) has been completed, according to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC). The C08 building, which...

17 March 2020

First Skyscraper Capped in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has finished the capping of the first skyscraper in the 20-tower business district that it is building in Egypt's...

21 January 2019

Construction Begins on Iconic Tower

The foundations for what could become Africa’s tallest building, a 385-meter-tall tower in Egypt’s new administrative capital, will be poured within days, according to the...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners

CTBUH Explores Possibility of 2018 Middle East Conference

07–16 May 2017

CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood recently traveled to Dubai and Jeddah on a fact-finding mission to explore the possibility of holding a conference in the region in 2018.

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

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.