Approach Dubai from the desert and its glistening skyscrapers will gleam like a glorious mirage. The architectural accomplishments of Dubai represent emirate’s advent as an outstanding commercial center and a modernized city. Dubai currently has the Burj Khalifa at 828m, which is the tallest building in the world. It has the Princess Tower at 413m as the tallest residential building and the JW Marriott Marquis at 355m as the tallest hotel. Moreover, they lay claim to having the tallest commercial tower in the world as soon as the Burj finishes its construction in 2020. The lengthy list of world-firsts demonstrates the economic dynamism, optimism, curiosity and business knowledge of the city.
When it comes to the tally of buildings standing at more than 150m, Dubai comes in third worldwide after Hong Kong and New York. Several of the globe’s architects have helped Dubai accomplish its current status, but it also sought the assistance of the engineering and architectural talents of the Middle East. Nevertheless, Dubai still has the biggest number of buildings standing at more than 300m. This means that its skyline is taller than Chicago’s, Hong Kong’s or Manhattan’s. Experts predict that the population of Dubai will grow from 2.39 million today to three million people by 2020 because of the continually increasing number of buildings. The majority of skyscrapers now consist of residential buildings that make up 51 percent and mixed design buildings with 21 percent followed by offices.