One of Dubai’s most remarkable highlights in the next few years will be the Expo 2020 world fair.
This grand-scale event will draw worldwide interest as it welcomes tens of millions of guests from around the globe. New buildings are already rising up into the air ahead of the exhibition to rival world-famous landmarks like Burj Khalifa, Princess Tower, and Marina 101. But the champion among the new structures will be Dubai Creek Tower.
The ambitious plan of its creators envisages this magnificent, awe-inspiring highrise as Dubai’s and the world’s tallest, with no less than 928 meters in height (leaving behind the 828-meter Burj Khalifa). Ablaze with fabulous lighting, the tower will command a mind-blowing night view as it pierces the dark sky with powerful, lighthouse-like beams. The architects drew inspiration from minaret tops and lily flower curves.
As does any structure of similar scale, Dubai Creek Tower will have a Skydeck that will undoubtedly draw crowds of tourists, who the creators say will be able to catch a 360° view of the city and Dubai International Airport. The building will also house restaurants and entertainment facilities.
Developer Emaar Properties, engineering company Aurecon, and architect Santiago Calatrava Valls are all working together to create Dubai Creek Tower, which will cost more than a billion dollars to complete. Construction started in October 2016 and will end in 2020 before Expo 2020 opens its doors. The building’s opening to customers is planned for 2021. Dubai Creek Tower is seen to become one of the most spectacular structures in Dubai and the world.