Jeddah Tower: Revealing the tallest skyscraper in the world


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“I wish we had a city like Jeddah,” these profound words came from Sheikh Zayed,

the visionary leader of the United Arab Emirates, during his official visit to Jeddah in the mid-1990s,

while attending the Gulf Cooperation Council summit.

Sheikh Zayed openly expressed his ambition to bring any of his emirates to the enchanting beauty of Jeddah,

and this fascinating historical perspective may have planted the seeds of an idea that eventually led to the creation of one of the most famous cities in the Middle East: Dubai.


Jeddah Tower: Revealing the tallest skyscraper in the world


The Emiratis could not ignore the words of their leader, and decided to build the emirate of Dubai,

which left an indelible mark on the world map, despite it being a relatively young emirate.

This is thanks in large part to its towering achievement, “the tallest building in the world.”

This architectural marvel has left an indelible and significant mark on the tourism landscape, seamlessly blending architecture with tourism.


Jeddah Tower: Revealing the tallest skyscraper in the world


City of Jeddah

The city of Jeddah is a place that cannot be ignored when talking about the beauty and history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Jeddawis’ pride in their city could not be more evident, as this pride comes from the depths of their hearts and expresses their deep love for this wonderful city.

A love rooted in their unique cultural experiences and their deep sense of belonging to this land.

Although eyes may always be on Riyadh as the main capital of Saudi Arabia, the city of Jeddah has a long and storied history.

Jeddah Al Balad (The Town)


The city is said to be over 3,000 years old, making it one of the oldest cities in the region.

Ibn Khaldun, the famous Tunisian scholar, described this coastal city as Sharm Obhur in his works, praising its beauty and strategic importance.

Thanks to innovation and sustainable development, Jeddah will be on the verge of another great architectural achievement.


Jeddah Tower: Revealing the tallest skyscraper in the world


The charming city will host one of the tallest towers in the world in the near future,

which will certainly add a new flavor to its status as a global tourist destination.

Let’s delve into this captivating journey and uncover the dates and numbers that make this story truly exceptional.

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah Tower extends over an area of ​​more than 530 thousand square meters, with 167 usable floors.

According to information on the official websites, the tower’s floors have been divided as follows:

seven of them include a five-star hotel, and another 11 floors will be allocated to 121 luxury apartments.

While seven other floors will be allocated to offices, most of the other floors will be used for residential units, gym, spa, cafes and restaurants.

This is in addition to embracing the magic of nature in many sky lounges.

The Jeddah Economic Company, the developer of the tower,

aims to make the tower and the city enhance Jeddah’s global position as a center for business, trade, education, medical care and entertainment.


Jeddah Tower: Revealing the tallest skyscraper in the world


One of the most prominent features of the Jeddah Tower is the presence of the highest observation platform in the world on its roof.

About 60 elevators will serve these floors, some of which are double-decker, according to KONE, which supplies the tower with the elevator system.

The speed of the elevators will reach at least 10 meters per second.

With the increase in urban development and high-rise projects, it is only a matter of time before the Jeddah Tower loses the title of the tallest tower in the world to the Dubai Creek Harbor Tower, which is being developed by Emaar, with the main consultant for the project being engineer and architect Santiago Calatrava Fay.


At a cost of $1.2 billion, the Jeddah Tower will be the centerpiece of the $20 billion Jeddah Economic City project on the Red Sea coast.


– Promoting reform and combating corruption

The construction phase suffered certain hiccups that led to its delay,

but thanks to the efforts of His Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his famous campaign to combat corruption and reform the country, the progress of the project improved.

These efforts contributed to improving the investment climate and increasing confidence in the infrastructure and national economy.


“This tower will truly redirect the city’s standing.”


Update The Construction Plan

At the beginning of 2023, the construction plan for Jeddah Tower was updated to reflect the economic and social transformations taking place in the Kingdom.

This update reflects the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s commitment to progress and sustainable development.

Changes In Ownership Interests

The project also witnessed changes in ownership shares, which added diversity to investments in the Burj area.

Efforts have been strengthened to make this project open to multiple investments,

which contributes to enhancing economic diversification.


Jeddah Tower: Revealing the tallest skyscraper in the world
Jeddah Tower: Revealing the tallest skyscraper in the world

Closed Tenders For Leading Companies

The Saudi authorities have issued closed tenders for important companies in the contracting and infrastructure sector to submit their offers to implement the Jeddah Tower project.

This confirms the Kingdom’s commitment to ensuring quality and excellence in construction.

The Theory Of Similarity Between Jeddah Tower And Burj Khalifa

There is a lot of discussion and controversy about the similarity of the design of the Jeddah Tower to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, with this hypothesis being frequently mentioned on social media platforms.

However, the architect responsible for designing the Jeddah Tower explained that a different design was taken based on the climatic factors surrounding the project.

Additional corners and foundations were included to enhance the building’s sustainability and stability in the face of climate challenges.


Jeddah Tower: An architectural landmark that changes reality

When completed, the Jeddah Tower will be the tallest tower in the world, making it a prime destination for architects and tourists alike.

But the tower will not only be an architectural landmark, but will also be a symbol of the spirit of sports competition in the Kingdom.

The ongoing conflict between the Saudi Al-Ittihad team and its fans, and between the Saudi Al-Ahly team and its fans, testifies to who will be the best.

Historically, the phrases “Jeddah is like this, my family and the sea” and “Jeddah is like this, my family and the sea” refer to the status of the big bands in Jeddah.

But with the Jeddah Tower, this conversation may change and become, “Is Jeddah a tower and a sea?”

It represents not only an architectural achievement, but also touches on important cultural and sporting aspects of the city.



In conclusion, it is worth noting the historical role of Obhur Bay in shaping the city of Jeddah.

Although it was once a water barrier separating the north and south of the city, current developments are seeing sustained growth towards the north.

Here the importance of completing urban planning works appears, as the Obhur Bridge project contributes significantly to strengthening the geographical connectivity between the northern and southern neighborhoods of the city.

This step must be done carefully and soberly, taking into account the future of the city and its growing needs.

In addition, the “Maravi” project comes to play an important role in developing this aspect and increasing the city’s attractiveness.


Jeddah Tower: Revealing the tallest skyscraper in the world
Obhur bridge map


In the end, the Jeddawis will find nothing but the best for their city, and Jeddah will not find anything better than the Jeddawis.

This sustainable spirit of development and optimism represents what distinguishes Jeddah, and will continue to distinguish it in the future. city.



Starting Marafy project in Jeddah

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    1. Thanks for the comment! Yes, this will indeed be the tallest building in the world. We’re very excited to see it come to life and can’t wait for it to be completed!

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