Dubai_Creek_Tower Latitude and Longitude:

25°11′51″N 55°21′18″E / 25.1976°N 55.3551°E / 25.1976; 55.3551
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Dubai Creek Tower
برج خور دبي
Alternative namesLagoon Tower
General information
StatusResume construction during this July to December [1]
TypeBroadcast, restaurant and observation tower
Location Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates 25°11′51″N 55°21′18″E / 25.1976°N 55.3551°E / 25.1976; 55.3551
Construction startedOctober 2016
Estimated completionUnknown
CostUS$1 billion [2]
HeightAt least 828 m (2,717 ft) [3]
Design and construction
Architect(s) Santiago Calatrava
Developer Emaar Properties
Structural engineer Santiago Calatrava

Dubai Creek Tower ( Arabic: برج خور دبي) is a proposed supported observation tower [4] to be built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The preliminary cost of the tower was estimated at AED 3.67 billion (US$1 billion). [2] It was expected to be completed in 2021 at the earliest, but tower construction was put on hold at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. [5] [6]

Project developer Emaar Properties talked about a minimum height of at least 1,300 metres (4,300 ft), [3] however in February 2024 it was reportedly reduced to be less than the height of Burj Khalifa, Dubai's tallest skyscraper. [7] [8]


Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar described the new project as an "elegant monument" which is going to add value to property being developed by the company along the city's creek. "The tower will be slender, evoking the image of a minaret, and will be anchored to the ground with sturdy cables.

On 15 January 2017, a revised model of the original design was displayed at the Sales Center of the complex. The Observation deck height and the floor count was increased.

In February 2017, a rendering of the Tower appeared, which depicted it as a building supported by cables. Also, in one article, it was announced that the name of the tower will be Creek Tower. [9]

The tower was initially expected to open in time for the Expo 2020 event in Dubai, but the COVID-19 Pandemic has delayed both the Expo and the tower's construction.

According to Aurecon, the engineering firm working on the project, the tower would emit a 'beacon of light' from its peak at night. At the top will be an oval-shaped bud, housing ten observation decks, including The Pinnacle Room, which will offer 360-degree views of the city. The design includes a distinctive net of steel cable stays that attach to a central reinforced concrete core that will reach into the sky. [10]


In October 2016, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the groundbreaking for the tower which began the tower's construction with the planned opening being in 2025. [5]

Dubai Creek Tower construction site entrance

A video showing the construction so far was released in August 2017. [11] In May 2018, BESIX subsidiary Six Construct completed the foundations for the Tower. [12] Construction of the main part of the tower did not commence after the foundations were completed. As of July 2019, the tender process to award the construction contract for the project was still ongoing. [13]


On 4 April 2020, Emaar Properties, developer of the Tower and surrounding area, halted construction temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [14] At that time, no construction activity had occurred on the site of Dubai Creek Tower for almost two years. All mentions and renders of the tower were removed from the project's website at some point during July or August 2020. [15] [16] As of 7 December 2020, the construction was delayed indefinitely until the government allowed work to resume once the pandemic was under control. [17] In August 2023, Emaar Properties' founder, Mohamed Alabbar, confirmed that Dubai Creek Tower was undergoing a redesign process to enhance its architectural concept. [18]

In February 2024, Alabbar announced that the tower would be reduced in height to be shorter than Burj Khalifa, with the first look at the redesigned tower expected "within the next couple of months." [7] Construction restarted in March 2024, with the final design expected to be unveiled in April 2024. [19][ better source needed]

See also


  1. ^ "Dubai Creek Tower : Construction to Restart on World's Tallest tower in 2024". YouTube.
  2. ^ a b Huen, Eustacia. "The World's Tallest Tower Is Estimated to Cost $1 Billion". Forbes. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Dubai Creek Tower - The Skyscraper Center". Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Dubai Creek Tower - The Skyscraper Center". Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b Heffernan, Shayne (26 May 2017). "Dubai Real Estate: The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour". Live Trading News. Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Dubai Creek Tower - The Skyscraper Center". Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Dubai: Want to drive through a mall? UAE billionaire reveals plan for new shopping centre". Retrieved 28 March 2024.
  8. ^ "Dubai Creek Tower - The Skyscraper Center". Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  9. ^ ""إعمار العقارية" تجري محادثات مع شركات مقاولات لتقديم خدمات ما قبل الإنشاءات لمشروع "برج الخور"". Archived from the original on 20 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  10. ^ Goodwin, Jamie (16 June 2016). "'The Tower' at Dubai Creek Harbour to emit a 'beacon of light' -". Arabian Business. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Watch: Foundations for Dubai Creek Tower completed". The National. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Milestone reached on record-breaking Dubai tower". Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Yu Tao: China's CSCEC ME 'actively involved' in Dubai Creek Tower bid - Projects & Tenders - Construction Week Online". Archived from the original on 11 July 2019.
  14. ^ Cornwell, Hadeel Al Sayegh, Alexander (6 April 2020). "Dubai's Emaar suspends construction projects due to virus - sources". Reuters. Retrieved 26 December 2020.{{ cite news}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list ( link)
  15. ^ "Dubai Creek Harbour - Emaar Properties PJSC". Archived from the original on 4 July 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  16. ^ "Dubai Creek Harbour Community | Emaar Properties". Archived from the original on 14 August 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  17. ^ Fattah, Zainab; Odeh, Layan; Omar, Abeer Abu; Cranny, Manus (7 December 2020). "Dubai's Largest Developer Halts New Projects as Glut Hits Values". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  18. ^ Awan, Tanvir (1 September 2023). "Dubai Creek Tower being redesigned: Emaar Properties". Dubai Newsweek. Retrieved 1 September 2023.
  19. ^ "Dubai Creek Tower's Construction Resumes - What's Next?". YouTube. Retrieved 28 March 2024.

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