Foundation laid of taller-than-Burj Khalifa ‘The Tower’ in Dubai

Iconic tower set in the heart of 6 sq km Dubai Creek Harbour

DUBAI 28 March 2017: The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour – to be taller than even Burj Khalifa – is all set to rise.

The completion of the pile foundations for the global icon, was announced by Emaar Properties, the developer of Dubai Creek Harbour, in joint venture with Dubai Holding.

In the coming days, the first structural facets of The Tower will be visible with several dedicated teams already on-site to accelerate the development work of The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, only ten minutes from the Dubai International Airport.

The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour Ground Breaking

Key Stats:

• More than 145 barrette piles used as foundation for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour
• At 36,000 tonnes, the test load is the maximum carried on a single pile to date underlining strength and durability of the foundation

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Emaar has set a new world-first with the foundation work for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour. The pile was tested to a load of over 36,000 tonnes – the maximum carried by a single foundation pile to date – and a statement on its strength and durability.

More than 145 barrette piles have been used to form the foundation for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls.

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With its super-strong foundation, The Tower at Dubai Creek will leverage the latest advances in construction and engineering for its on-schedule completion, when it will open doors to the world to several observation decks that offer 360 degree views of the city and beyond.

Among The Tower’s features are The Pinnacle Room and VIP Observation Garden Decks that recreate the splendour of the ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon,’ one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.


The 6 sq km Dubai Creek Harbour sits by the Dubai Creek, overlooks the Downtown Dubai skyline and is near the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, a biologically diverse wetland reserve and home to over 67 species of water birds, protected under the Unesco Ramsar Convention. The Tower is also linked to a Retail District, one of the largest in the world.

The Tower adds economic value to Dubai Creek Harbour where Emaar has unveiled residential projects including Creek Gate, Harbour Gate, The Cove, Dubai Creek Residences, Creekside 18, Harbour Views and Creek Horizon homes. All have gained strong investor interest from the region and international markets.

 – By Sheena Amos