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Kuwait’s Burj Mubarak aims to be the world’s tallest building

Tue 11 Apr 2023    
| 2 min read

World: Kuwait has announced its plans to build the “world’s tallest tower” – the Burj Mubarak. The Burj Mubarak megaproject is estimated to take about 25 years to be completed and will be made from three interlocking, twisting structures to protect it from 150 mph winds and resulting vibrations as per reports.

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Reportedly, the height of the Burj Mubarak skyscraper is a deliberate homage to the timeless collection of folk tales, 1001 Arabian Nights. The tower, spanning 234 floors, will be capable of housing up to 7,000 individuals.

Nevertheless, the project will only commence once the Jaber Causeway construction is finished, as per the report.

Surpassing Burj Khalifa

“It would be the tallest building in Kuwait, and it is safe to say that its planned height surpasses that of the world’s current tallest building – Burj Khalifa in Dubai (828 meters). However, it is not the world’s tallest under-construction building at this moment,” the report said.

In addition, the tower will also consist of seven vertical villages which will include hotels, residences, offices as well as entertainment amenities.

According to estimates, the investment in the city will amount to $81.5 billion (AED299b) and have a positive impact on the national economy by diversifying income streams.

It is expected to create 430,000 jobs for locals and provide investment opportunities for both local and foreign investors.

The project will involve a strategic partnership between the public and private sectors, and contribute to the architectural boom. The city will be designed to accommodate over 700,000 people.

According to real estate company Tamdeen Group, Madinat Al Hareer will have “four distinct quarters each with its own city centre. Finance City, Leisure City, Ecological City and Residential City are designed to provide the highest of global standards with a special focus on educational and cultural amenities culminating in a truly integrated solution for this modern community.”

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