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Dubai Creek Tower: Facts and 10 Construction Detail

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This article provides comprehensive information about Dubai Creek Tower, including construction details, interesting facts, and commonly asked questions.

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A. Summary of Dubai Creek Tower:

Dubai Creek Tower

✓ The Dubai Creek Tower, a supported observation tower, is currently being built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

✓ It is expected to be completed in 2025 and was designed by Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish-Swiss architect.

✓ The Tower is located in the Dubai Creek Harbour district, approximately 8 kilometers east of the Burj Khalifa.

✓ It is estimated to be at least 900 meters to 1400 meters tall, making it the most soaring Tower in the world, surpassing both the Burj Khalifa and the Jeddah Tower.

✓ The Tower’s design is inspired by the minaret, traditionally used for the Muslim call to prayer, and the lily flower, with its elongated oval-shaped bud at the top and the steel cables at the bottom, resembling the delicate ribbing of a flower’s leaves.

✓ The Tower will feature multiple observation decks, providing panoramic views of Dubai and its surroundings. Additionally, it will house a hotel, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

✓ The construction of the Dubai Creek Tower was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is now back on track and is expected to be completed by 2025.

 


 

B. Interesting Facts about Dubai Creek Tower:

Dubai Creek Tower

✓ A new observation tower is being built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which will be the tallest in the world, surpassing the Burj Khalifa and the Jeddah Tower.

✓ The Tower was designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava and is estimated to be at least 900 m to 1400m tall.

✓ The Tower’s foundation comprises 145 piles, each 75 meters (246 feet) deep, and it will use 210,000 tonnes of concrete and 39,000 tonnes of steel.

✓ The observation decks will accommodate up to 10,000 people at a time, and the Tower is expected to cost around $1 billion.

✓ The Tower will have several observation decks, offering panoramic views of Dubai and the surrounding area and a hotel, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

✓ It is expected to attract millions of yearly visitors and become a significant landmark in Dubai, representing the city’s ambition and global status.

✓ The Tower’s design is said to be inspired by the minaret, traditionally used for Muslim calls to prayer, and the lily flower.

✓ The Tower will serve various purposes, including tourism, observation, and events, and will be a popular tourist destination.

 


 

C. Construction Detail:

Dubai Creek Tower

S.N. Title Information
1. Location ✓ Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2. Construction started ✓ October 2016
3. Estimated completion ✓ 2025
4. Cost ✓ US$1 billion
5. Height ✓ At least 900 m to 1400m
6. Architect(s) ✓ Santiago Calatrava
7. Developer ✓ Emaar Properties
8. Structural engineer ✓ Santiago Calatrava
9. Type ✓ Broadcast, restaurant, and observation tower
10. Status ✓ Suspended

 


 

D. Why did Dubai build skyscrapers?

Dubai Creek Tower

✓ Dubai’s rapid growth has established it as a prominent economic and financial center. Additionally, its no-tax policy has attracted numerous influential foreign investors and companies who have chosen to invest in the city. As a result, these investors have constructed towering buildings to expand their business in Dubai.

 


 

E. Why did Dubai Creek Tower stop construction?

✓ Construction of Dubai Creek Tower and the surrounding area by Emaar Properties was temporarily halted on April 4, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the halt, there had been no construction activity on the site for almost two years.

 


 

F. Who is making the Dubai Creek Tower?

✓ According to founder Mohamed Alabbar, the Dubai Creek Tower, which was meant to be the focal point of Emaar Properties’ latest project, is undergoing a redesign.

✓ The Tower, designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava and originally planned to be 100 meters taller than the Burj Khalifa, will be altered in its design.

 


 

G. Which influenced the design of the Dubai Creek Tower?

✓ The Tower is designed with Islamic architecture and represents the falcon, reflecting UAE’s heritage and spirit of adventure while promoting unity.

 


 

H. Is Creek Tower bigger than Burj Khalifa?

✓ According to legend, the Dubai Creek Tower is expected to surpass the height of the current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, by 100 meters.

✓ This means that the Dubai Creek Tower could reach a height of around 928 meters or 3,044 ft, making it taller than the Burj Khalifa. When comparing the sizes of these two buildings, the Dubai Creek Tower will be the taller one.

 


 

I. What is the history of Dubai Creek Park?

✓ In the 1950s, a creek emerged by splitting through the ground, creating a small canal. Back in the day, the Greeks called it River Zara.

✓ Initially, the stream had no circulation, and the water would flow from the sea and come to an abrupt end at the Ras Al Khaor sanctuary.

 

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Er. Bipana Kshetri Puri
Er. Bipana Kshetri Puri
Ms. Beepana Kshetri Puri is a lead co-author who has joined Dream Civil International team on 2022. She has prior experience of writing research articles in civil engineering sector and has worked with many international brands.
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