Burj Dubai is set to be the world’s tallest building and the centerpiece of the Gulf regions most prestigious urban development, entitled Downtown Dubai. The Arabic meaning for the word Burj is ‘tower’, which gives Burj Dubai a meaning of ‘Dubai Tower’ or ‘Tower of Dubai’. Its exact height hasn’t been disclosed but it has been confirmed that it will be over 700 meters tall and its design was influenced by the six petal desert flower.
Burj Dubai is being constructed on Sheikh Zayed Road, just after the first interchange (Defense Roundabout) and it will be surrounded by a man-made lake. It will also be surrounded by a combination of residential, commercial, hotel, entertainment and leisure outlets, along with open green spaces, water features, and pedestrian boulevards.
Apartments in the first phase of the development will be available in two design themes. The ‘Andalucia’ option, which will showcase a modern interpretation of Arabian culture and architecture through Islamic patterns and designs. And the ‘Metropolitan’ style which will be sleek with emphasis in contemporary fittings and hardware.