If you thought that Burj Dubai is the end of the “Arabian Dream”, you are mistaken.
The new race in the Arab World (to be particular, the Gulf region) is building the highest towers.
The tower is in progress and any visitor to Dubai can notice this landmark from anywhere around Dubai.
But that was just the beginning of the race to highest. More proposals are coming to reality!
Kuwait is planing to beat Dubai by building its own “highest tower” in the world, “Mubarak Tower,” which is going to be a 1001 meter high. So once this tower is built (God knows how many years) it is going to be the highest tower in the world and is going to washout “Burj Dubai” record.
Of course Dubai doesn’t like to be a looser, so they are planing to challenge their own record (Burj Dubai) as well Kuwait’s Tower and spend more billions of dollars to take back the for Dubai. New proposals are in action and one of them is to build another tower, “Al Burj.” Rumors are saying that it will be as high as 1050-1200 meter. So, Dubai wins again, but between Kuwait and Dubai new plans, Bahrain have a proposal to build something in between, “Murjan Tower,” 1022 meter high, and the race goes on…
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But wait, this is not the end of the “highest race”. Saudi Arabia and it’s multi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal is going to join the race through his version of the “highest building”. But this one is really impressive.
“Mile High Tower” is the name of the tower which Al-Waleed is intending to build. As the name implies, it is going to be a “MILE HIGH“, that is 1600 meter high (which is twice the hight of the yet to be highest tower, Burj Dubai). I say impressive because this number (1600m) is really crazy and will be crazy to compete.
“Mile High“, the tallest in the world, will be built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and no doubt it will beat all the records and hopefully stop the race. For ever! (I wish)
Will Dubai (and others) take a break and spend some of these billions in the development or building something other than towers?
If we have so many “freaks” for height, maybe they should think in spending these billions (or at least some) in building things like the “Space elevator” or something useful other than buildings?!