The Burj Khalifa is the highest structure in the UAE. The Arabic word for mountain is jebel. Also spelled Jabal (often), Jabel, and Jebal. The highest peak in Oman's Hajjar mountain range is Jebel Shams (3,000 m). It is also the highest point in the Arabian Peninsula.
The Burj Khalifa was designed by Farshid Moussavi and built by the Burj Dubai LLC, which was founded in 2001. It is located near Downtown Dubai. The tower has a height of 828 m (2784 ft) and contains 102 floors above ground plus a basement floor. It is currently the world's tallest building, surpassing the 828 m (2784 ft) Taipei 101.
The building was opened on 2 January 2009 by Queen Elizabeth II. It is owned by the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The total cost of construction was estimated at $1 billion. At the time of opening, it was the most expensive building in the world.
It is believed that the building's architect, Farshid Moussavi, based his design on that of the Petronium Bologna, which was completed in 1993. However, there are some differences between the two structures. For example, the Petronium Bologna has no central core column like its rival the Burj Khalifa.
Jebel Jais, the UAE's tallest peak, is part of the beautiful Hajar mountain range, which originated about 70 million years ago in the eastern section of Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE, and Oman. The mountains have an east-west orientation, with steep cliffs and caves forming large tracts of forest.
The Jebel Jais range is composed of limestone that has been weathered into a variety of shapes by wind and water. Its highest point is 995 m (3275 ft) above sea level.
Other prominent peaks include Jabal al Akhdar at 993 m (3277 ft), while the island of Abu Dhabi is only 810 m (2653 ft) high.
The UAE's largest city, Dubai, is built on a plateau surrounded by mountains on three sides, with just one side bordering the Gulf of Oman. The name "Dubai" means "dove" in Arabic.
The city was originally called "Al Ain" until it was renamed in order to establish sovereignty over the now-independent state. It is also known as the "Capital of Business" because of its modern infrastructure and shopping centers.
The tallest structures and structures
|Burj Khalifa||Dubai, UAE||828|
|Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel||Mecca, Saudi Arabia||601|
|Umm Qasr TV Mast||Umm Qasr, Iraq||492|
|Qurayyat Transmitter, Mast 1||Al Qurayyā, Saudi Arabia||468|
The following is a list of the tallest buildings in the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai The world's current tallest structure, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, reaches 2,716 meters into the sky, and new skyscrapers are being built in Asia and the Middle East every year. China has eight of the top fifteen tallest skyscrapers. India has two buildings in the list.
Chicago Chicago holds the record for having the most skyscrapers over 500 feet high, with 86 buildings greater than 50 stories tall. New York City is not far behind with 77 buildings over 50 stories tall. London has 40 skyscrapers over 50 stories high. Philadelphia has 20 skyscrapers over 50 stories high. Toronto has 15 such buildings.
Hong Kong China's financial center boasts the highest average building height among cities with more than one hundred thousand people. And the majority of these skyscrapers are over 200 meters high!
Shanghai China's economic powerhouse has an average building height of only 44 meters, but that's because almost all its skyscrapers are below 70 meters high. There are only five buildings over 200 meters high in Shanghai!
Tokyo Japan's capital has the lowest average building height among large cities. There are only seven skyscrapers over 150 meters high!
Nagoya Its economy is mainly based on agriculture and manufacturing, which explains why there are so few high-rise buildings in Nagoya.