Dubai and its beautiful skyscrapers
The economy of Dubai is largely built around real estate, tourism, trade and financial services. To attract tourists as well as business people for investment Dubai is spending a huge amount on the infrastructure development of the country. Being one among the seven emirates of UAE, it functions as a major business centre in Middle East.
Skyscrapers of Dubai
- The buildings in Dubai are known across the world for its architectural excellence. The government has turned the desert region into dream lands and has attracted many tourists by its excellent infrastructure.
- Kingdom tower of height about 1 km is under construction and it is expected to be ready for use by 2020. It has more than fifteen buildings which are above a height of 300 m which are completed and an additional ten more buildings are under construction.
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It is the present tallest building in Dubai with a height of 828 m. It is built with more than fifty five elevators and around eight escalators in it. It has more than hundred and fifty floors which are used for various residential and hotel purposes. It has the longest elevator in it which runs for more than 500 m.
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With a height of 414 m, it is the world’s tallest completely residential building. The salient feature of this building is its towers’ crown. The building has an alarm for wind speed, it warns the residents to open their balcony windows during times of heavy wind. Built with extreme safety measures and luxury, it ranks the second tallest completed skyscrapers in Dubai.
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Standing tall with a height of 393 m, it is a luxurious skyscraper built for residential services. With its appearance similar to a ball point pen, the interiors are made of marble and wood. It has variety of apartments such as two bedded, three bedded and four bedded duplex apartments. The duplex apartments have triangular balconies with pools and also private elevators.
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Built for Dubai diamond exchange with a height of 360 m, its construction has similarities to a diamond. Built in a unique style with two components with vertical symmetry and varying heights, one side of the building is designed with coolers to reduce the impact of heat from the sun, whereas other side is designed to maximize the heat obtained from sun. Both the sides of the building are also visually different.
With more than two hundred buildings with a height taller than 150 m, Dubai is the third city in the world with more number of beautiful skyscrapers. These buildings are on the rise as they build their economy relying more upon real estate than oil resources.