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

305 Completed • 29 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

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

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

The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall

28 November 2018

CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV

26 November 2018

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