United Arab Emirates

Middle East

Facts

Population

5,473,972 (2013)

Area

83,600 km²

32,278 mi²

Density

65.5 people per km²

169.6 people per mi²

GDP

$269.82 billion (2013)

# of 150m+ buildings

268 Completed • 34 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Tallest City

Average Building Age

10 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (52%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (94%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

3

Tallest Country in

the World

#

1

Tallest Country in

Middle East

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Never Completed

Proposed

Vision

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Burj Khalifa

828 m / 2,717 ft

2

Marina 101

425 m / 1,394 ft

3

Princess Tower

413.4 m / 1,356 ft

4

23 Marina

392.4 m / 1,287 ft

5

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

381.2 m / 1,251 ft

6

Elite Residence

380.5 m / 1,248 ft

7

The Address Boulevard

370 m / 1,214 ft

8

Ciel Tower

365.5 m / 1,199 ft

9

Almas Tower

360 m / 1,181 ft

10

Gevora Hotel

356.3 m / 1,169 ft

CTBUH People & Events

CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference

20-25 October 2018

CTBUH Dubai Hosts Successful Social Event

07 February 2018

Videos

27 March 2018

CTBUH Dubai Committee Hosts: 2018 Top Architects and Designers in the Middle East

A brief recap of the 2018 Top Architects and Designers in the Middle East event, hosted by the Dubai Committee on Wednesday, 7 February 2018.

Research

12 December 2018

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’...

Global News

09 December 2020

Uptown Tower in Dubai Surpasses 150 Meters

DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has announced that the first phase of...