Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 25 August 2019

Dubai’s limitless ambition

The planned Dubai Creek tower symbolises the emirate’s continuing desire to reach for the stars
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid, the Dubai Crown Prince, look at an illustration of the  "The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour". WAM
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid, the Dubai Crown Prince, look at an illustration of the "The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour". WAM

Dubai proves again and again that the sky is the limit for its ambitions. As The National reported yesterday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, broke ground on the world’s tallest tower at Dubai Creek on Monday ahead of its completion date, which is set for 2020.

The structure, designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, has a futuristic concept that, as he said, will define Expo 2020 just as the Eiffel Tower defined Paris for its 1889 World Fair. When complete, it will be taller than the 828-metre Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s highest building.

By aiming higher again, Dubai is making another architectural statement. The emirate is proving that it is ready to take on the challenge of hosting an expo and presenting to the world unique and innovative ideas that can “connect minds and create the future”, as its slogan suggests. The groundbreaking ceremony was also a reminder that Expo 2020 is only four years away.

Updated: October 11, 2016 04:00 AM

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