Architecture

Striking supertall tower set to rise in the city of skyscrapers

The Burj Jumeira will rise to a height of 550 m (1,804 ft) and incorporate the fingerprint of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, into its base
The Burj Jumeira will rise to a height of 550 m (1,804 ft) and incorporate the fingerprint of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, into its base
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The Burj Jumeira looks set to be a striking new addition to Dubai's skyline and one of the world's tallest buildings
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The Burj Jumeira looks set to be a striking new addition to Dubai's skyline and one of the world's tallest buildings
The Burj Jumeira will rise to a height of 550 m (1,804 ft) and incorporate the fingerprint of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, into its base
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The Burj Jumeira will rise to a height of 550 m (1,804 ft) and incorporate the fingerprint of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, into its base
The Burj Jumeira will have water fountains, retail space, and a terraced amphitheater at its base
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The Burj Jumeira will have water fountains, retail space, and a terraced amphitheater at its base
The Burj Jumeira should not be confused with the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah nearby (the sail-like building visible to the left of the tower in this render)
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The Burj Jumeira should not be confused with the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah nearby (the sail-like building visible to the left of the tower in this render)
Construction of the Burj Jumeira  is set to start immediately and the first phase of the project is due to be completed by 2023
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Construction of the Burj Jumeira  is set to start immediately and the first phase of the project is due to be completed by 2023

You could say that Dubai's leaders have their finger on the pulse of the city's architecture with this newly-unveiled skyscraper, which incorporates the fingerprint of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, into its base. This odd detail aside, the Burj Jumeira looks set to be an impressive addition to Dubai's skyline and will be one of the world's tallest buildings once complete.

Rising to a total height of 550 m (1,804 ft), the Burj Jumeira's unusual design is inspired by the desert's shifting sand dunes and oases. Its facade will feature integrated digital displays that can be used for celebrations and it will also boast multiple observation decks offering 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai.

Towards the top of the building will be a space called The Crown that hosts a sky lounge and restaurant, as well as immersive displays for functions.

In addition to incorporating Sheikh Mohammed's fingerprint, the base of the building will be home to water fountains, retail space, and a terraced amphitheater. It's also designed to host interactive lighting and fireworks displays.

The Burj Jumeira should not be confused with the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah nearby (the sail-like building visible to the left of the tower in this render)
The Burj Jumeira should not be confused with the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah nearby (the sail-like building visible to the left of the tower in this render)

Once it's finished, the Burj Jumeira will be one of the tallest buildings in Dubai and indeed the entire world, though it's still quite a way off that other Burj, the Burj Khalifa, which reaches 829.8 m (2,723 ft). As things stand, it'll sit at 6th place in the top 10 skyscraper rankings but this will likely change in the surprisingly fast-moving world of skyscraper construction.

Construction is set to begin immediately and the first phase of the project is due to be completed by 2023. It's being developed by Dubai Holding, which is also behind the Mall of the World and the Dubai Creek Tower, though we've no word on the architect who actually designed it.

Source: Dubai Holding

8 comments
guzmanchinky
Stunning and amazing, but still just a bunch of buildings in the middle of the desert, with oppressive heat and sand everywhere.
BrianK56
These guys are going futuristic while the rest of the world watches.
Douglas Bennett Rogers
Kind of like Las Vegas, only more.
Howe
Cool. I would love to go on a vacation to the UAE, but it's to expensive....maybe someday. "The city of skyscrapers" lol, no one calls Dubai that.
Booleanboy
"Stunning and amazing, but still just a bunch of buildings in the middle of the desert..." Like Las Vegas :o) While hot in the Summer, the climate in Dubai is wonderful between Octomer and April but, as a modern city, airconditioning is ubiquitous. While is surrounded by sand the city is well irrigated, so generally green, and very much a ses-side city. It is an amazing place to visit - it is very safe (as long as you behave) and, while there's very little traditional culture, there is lots to see. Malls with ski slopes and an aquarium and another with a skating rink, seaside bars (for non-Moslems) and, of course, the astonishing, beautiful, Burj Khalifa (and I speak as a Brit more at home with cottages and old pubs). The new Burj looks great and is certainly much more attractive than many of the existing towers that look as though the architect has themed the top dozen storeys to try and give them some identity.
charles44
My bet is on rising oceans. Building castles on sand?
ljaques
A Vegas for Billionaires.
preferanonymous
the current trajectory of global warming means that Dubai is not inhabitable by 2075. It will have 10-20 days of high humidity mixed with 110 degree heat that would kill unsheltered humans. It's the first city projected to be abandoned. Houston follows, a few years later. Then comes the southern coast of India. I don't know how accurate the projections are, but they've been correct so far... use your own judgment.