Tallest Buildings in Dubai

Dubai’s skyline has always been one that had the entire world’s attention all the time. It constantly changes with stunning buildings, getting more glamorous and unique in short periods of time. 

That is why we’re here to discuss Dubai’s highest buildings in this ultimate list from Property Finder. 

1. Burj Khalifa 

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Arguably the most popular tower in existence, Burj Khalifa speaks volumes for itself. The iconic tower in Dubai held the crown as the world’s tallest building between 2004 and 2009. It is the essence of Dubai as a city, forever defining its skyline. 

Burj Khalifa is a trademark of the entire city and the vibrant community of Downtown Dubai in particular, where luxury is at every corner. The design is inspired by the beautiful Spider Lily.

Location 

The tower is located at 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in the heart of Downtown Dubai. 

Developer 

Emaar Properties 

Height 

828 m / 2,717 ft.

Number of Floors

163

Facilities 

  • The lounge
  • Corporate suites
  • Armani hotel and residences
  • At the top observation deck
  • Gym and spa
  • Connected to Dubai Mall

Year Completed 

2010

Interesting Facts

  • Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in Dubai and the UAE as a whole
  • It holds other world records like the highest freestanding structure, most number of floors in a building, highest outdoor observation deck, and highest elevator
  • The mixed-use development was known as Burj Dubai.

2. Marina 101

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The stunning Marina 101 is the second tallest building in Dubai, happily nestled among Dubai Marina’s skyscrapers. This is one of the more prestigious addresses in the area where you can enjoy the views of the iconic marina and the city of Dubai.

Marina 101’s design can be spotted with ease from the ground, with the building proudly carrying a crown-like top that cements its royal status. 

Location 

The tower is located at Al Sharta St. in Dubai Marina

Developer 

Sheffield Holdings

Height

426 m / 1,394 ft.

Number of Floors

101

Facilities 

  • Hard Rock Hotel 
  • 1- to 3-bedroom apartments
  • Event space
  • Parking
  • Gym 
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids play area

Year Completed

The plan was for it to be delivered back in 2014, but completion of the project has been delayed several times (it is 97% complete) because the developer ran out of capital. New investors are currently looking to buy the tower and deliver it. 

Interesting Facts

  • Marina 101 is the tallest residential building in Dubai and the world
  • The second tallest residential building in the world is 432 Park Avenue in New York which is shorter than Marina 101 by only 1 m
  • The building has a total of 28 elevators, including low-speed service ones and high-speed elevators to serve residents of the tower.

3. Princess Tower

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The third one of the highest towers in Dubai is the amazing residential building Princess Tower in Dubai Marina. Living here means you have open views of the latest landmark Dubai Eye on Bluewaters Island

With a dome sitting atop the tower, it’s one of the most recognizable towers in Dubai. If you’re looking for a home that’s in sync with the luxury of Dubai, this is it.

Location

The tower is situated off King Salman Bin Abd Al Aziz Al Saud St. in Dubai Marina

Developer

Tameer Holding Investment

Height

413.4 m / 1,356 ft.

Number of Floors

101

Facilities 

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • 1- to 3-bedroom apartments
  • Penthouses and duplexes
  • Gym
  • Sauna and jacuzzi
  • Billiards hall
  • Table tennis
  • Nursery 
  • Lounge on the 97th floor
  • Sea views

Year Completed

2012

Interesting Facts

  • Apartments that are located on high floors in Princess Tower feature wind detection systems that close sliding doors automatically during very high winds
  • The tower was supposed to be just 90 floors, but more floors were added to increase profit. 

Princess Tower made our list of best towers in Dubai Marina, one of the most iconic communities in Dubai.

You can check out all available apartments for rent at Princess Tower right here on Property Finder. 

4. 23 Marina

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All the greats are located in Dubai Marina! Next one on the list of tallest skyscrapers in Dubai is 23 Marina. It’s primarily residential with a lot of great facilities for its residents. 

The design of the building is quite significant, with European inspiration both indoors and outdoors. 23 Marina was so popular during construction that 79% of it was completely sold out before it was completed. 

Location 

23 Marina takes up a corner between Al Naseem St. and Al Khayay St. opposite Media One Hotel in Dubai Marina

Developer 

Hircon International and ETA Star

Height 

392.4 m / 1,287 ft. 

Number of Floors

88 

Facilities 

  • 2- and 3-bedroom apartments + duplexes
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre 
  • 7 large swimming pools
  • 50 plunge pools
  • Duplexes have private, heated jacuzzi-style plunge pools
  • Parking 
  • Small jogging track in the podium

Year Completed

2012

Interesting Facts 

  • Elevators are smartly designed so that nobody has to wait more than 45 seconds
  • The building is designed in the shape of an octagon, with a podium entry hall that’s 6 storeys high.

5. Elite Residence

tallest residential buildings in dubai

One of the best features of Elite Residence in Dubai Marina is the fact that it has open panoramic views of Palm Jumeirah and the Arabian Gulf. 

Its modern design is eye-catching indeed with many facilities that make it quite attractive for residents. Your luxury lifestyle awaits at this elite skyscraper in Dubai. 

Location 

Elite Residence is located at Al Sharta St. opposite Marina 101 in Dubai Marina. 

Developer 

Team Holding Culture

Height 

380.5 m / 1,248 ft. 

Number of Floors

87

Facilities 

  • 1- to 4-bedroom apartments
  • Swimming pools 
  • Spa
  • Health club 
  • Business center
  • Gym

Year Completed 

2012

Interesting Facts 

Elite Residence is currently the 8th tallest residential building in the world; Central Park Tower in New York holds the number 1 spot since 2020. 

Here are all the apartments for rent at Elite Residence; maybe it’s what you’ve been looking for to start your life in Dubai!

6. The Address BLVD

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This building is among the icons of Downtown Dubai sitting happily right next to Burj Khalifa. It belongs to the prestigious The Address chain of hotels, offering stunning hotel rooms and serviced apartments. 

Your getaway here is unmatched with views of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain, and the Gulf. 

Location 

The 5-star hotel is located at 21447 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Blvd. in Downtown Dubai. 

Developer 

Emaar Properties

Height 

368 m / 1,214 ft. 

Number of Floors

72

Facilities 

  • Club lounge
  • Cascading pool
  • Spa pool
  • Qix Kids Club
  • Limousine services
  • iGenie
  • Spa and fitness center
  • Fine dining

Year Completed

2017

Interesting Facts

The Address BLVD has 196 rooms and a whopping 532 serviced apartments in the building.

7. Almas Tower

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Also known as Diamond Tower, this unique office building is a true feat of engineering within the beautiful community of Jumeirah Lake Towers or JLT. It even has its own artificial island in the area’s lakes.

The design of the tower truly stands out as it is inspired by how diamonds are shaped. It is home to the Dubai Diamond Exchange which is located quite nicely in the building’s podium over 2 stories. 

Location

Almas Tower is located on a separate artificial island in JLT, directly accessible from Sheikh Zayed Rd.

Developer

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

Height 

360 m / 1,181 ft.

Number of Floors

68 

Facilities 

  • Business center
  • Parking
  • Conference rooms
  • Lobby
  • Restaurants and cafes 
  • Water views

Year Completed

2009

Interesting Facts

The podium is undeniably one of its best features, shaped in the form of triangles that imitate the look of a cut diamond. 

8. Gevora Hotel 

world's tallest buildings in dubai

One of the most recognizable hotels on the iconic Sheikh Zayed Road, Gevora Hotel’s design is truly eye-catching. The glass exteriors which are built to allow as much natural light as possible into the building are its trademark. 

Furthermore, its tinted gold color makes it one-of-a-kind and allows it to stand out in the middle of Dubai’s skyscrapers. 

Location 

The 4-star hotel is located at 101 Sheikh Zayed Road in DIFC

Developer

Al Attar Properties 

Height 

356.3 m / 1,169 ft. 

Number of Floors 

75

Facilities 

  • 528 luxury rooms and suites 
  • High-end dining
  • Pool deck 
  • Health club 
  • Separate parking building

Year Completed 

2017 

Interesting Facts 

According to the Guinness World Records, Gevora Hotel is considered the highest hotel building in the entire world. This considers buildings that are only used as hotels. 

9. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 

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Another hotel makes the top 10 list of tallest buildings in Dubai. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is distinguishable in the area because it consists of two towers of the same height. Additionally, the buildings are designed in the shape of the date palm. 

The 5-star luxury hotel has an amazing podium that’s 7 stories high featuring amazing hotel amenities and facilities for guests. 

Location 

The hotel is located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Business Bay

Developer 

Emirates Group 

Height 

355 m / 1,165 ft. 

Number of Floors 

66 

Facilities 

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa 
  • Fitness centre
  • 10 restaurants and lounges
  • Ballroom

Year Completed 

  • Tower 1: 2012 
  • Tower 2: 2014

Interesting Facts 

The building is the second tallest hotel in the UAE and the world. 

10. Emirates Office Tower 

tallest office towers in dubai

This office building is part of twin towers that have defined Dubai’s skyline in its early years before Burj Khalifa came along. While this one comprises only offices, the second tower features a hotel: Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel. 

They draw inspiration from the earth, sun, and moon, creating amazing landscapes that make them stand out. 

Location

The towers are located in the financial district in Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road. 

Developer 

Al Ghurair Investment Group

Height 

354.6 m / 1164.7 ft. 

Number of Floors

54

Facilities 

  • Restaurants 
  • Coffee shops 
  • Pharmacy 
  • Banks 
  • Gym 
  • Parking 

Year Completed 

1999

Interesting Facts 

The two Emirates towers are connected via a retail complex called Boulevard that comprises two storeys. 

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Buildings in Dubai have achieved quite a few milestones and seemingly impossible ones at that. With this list you have a quick summary of the tallest ones, including residential ones where you can live the dream. 

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