, aside from being the most sought-after districts
in Dubai for apartments, is also known for having the ‘Tallest Block in the World’, a cluster of residential towers that stand a minimum of 350 meters high. The soaring denizens of this block include:
1. Princess Tower, 413.4 m
The Princess Tower
, also known as Burj Al-Ameera, is the tallest building after the famous Burj Khalifa, standing at a height of 413.4 meters with a total of 107 levels including the basement and ground floor. Aside from its height, it is easily identified by the unique minaret-like dome that sits atop it.
2. 23 Marina, 392.8 m
is an 88-storey residential skyscraper that used to hold the distinction of being Dubai’s tallest residential building until it was overtaken by Princess Tower. It has been designed in an octagonal shape to maximize the views of the city. The tower also features 57 swimming pools, so you can really make the most of your leisure time.
3. Elite Residence, 380.5 m
Elite Residence is a mega skyscraper that overlooks the Palm Jumeirah
. With a design that brings to mind a contemporary take on the Empire State Building, this spire-topped tower is also the fourth-tallest building in the world.
4. The Marina Torch, 336.8 m
The Marina Torch, also known as the Dubai Torch, was the tallest residential building in the world back in 2011, though it’s hard to maintain that tile for long in a city that continues to top itself both literally and figuratively. It has also been at the centre of some unfortunate incidents of late, and is currently under renovation.
5. Cayan Tower, 306 m
Cayan Tower, once known as Infinity Tower, is one of Dubai’s most unique buildings thanks to its winding structure. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the same architectural firm behind the design of the Burj Khalifa.
6. Emirates Crown, 296 m
Emirates Crown is a stunning glass-fronted tower with a selection of very exclusive penthouses on its upper levels. It is located across from the Dubai International Marine Club, and is a popular residential choice for yachting and maritime enthusiasts.