By Y. S. Kapadia

Dubai will be home to the tallest tower in the world – dwarfing the current tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa, by 100 meters (328 feet).

2aMohammed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC, made this revelation in a recent interview with CNN. The $1 billion Tower will be built at Dubai Creek Harbour by the developer, that already holds the record for building the tallest building in the world, Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa.

According to CNN, Alabbar has said that work will start on the project to build the tower next month.

Earlier this year, at the project launch event, Alabbar had announced that the new observation tower would be “a notch” taller than the Burj Khalifa, without revealing the exact height. It is due to open by the time Dubai hosts the World Expo in 2020.

The Tower serves as the vibrant core of Dubai Creek Harbour, a 6 sq. km world-class master planned development that is two times the size of Downtown Dubai and located 10 minutes form the Dubai International airport. The waterfront development is centred off the Dubai Creek, the cradle of Dubai’s history and culture, and in close proximity to the Ras Al Khor National Wildlife Sanctuary, protected under the Enesco Ramsar Convention and home to over 67 species of water birds. More info