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In Pictures: The tallest cities in the Arab world

Three of the UAE’s cities have made it onto a list of tallest cities in the world, compiled by a German building data company. Kipp takes a look at the Arab cities that have skylines worth watching.

May 1, 2012 3:45 by

  • Ranked at number 7 on the World’s Tallest Cities list, Dubai is the tallest of Arab cities. With buildings like the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab, our city got us into the top 10 of this international list.

    Population: 1,954,000

    Area size: 3,885 km²

    Number of completed high rises: 604

    Number of points: 16,978

  • The capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, is ranked number 43. That’s pretty impressive, considering that just five years ago, Abu Dhabi was nowhere to be found on the list. It was ranked 89th last year.

    Population: 605,000

    Area size: 67 km²

    Number of completed high rises: 153

    Number of points: 2,802

  • At number 56, the capital city of Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup, and is currently undergoing tremendous growth.

    Population: 438,230

    Area size: 132 km²

    Number of completed high rises: 155

    Number of points: 2,220

  • Hailed as the capital of Islamic culture for 2014 by the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), Sharjah is number 73.

    Population: 845,000

    Area size: 2,600 km²

    Number of completed high rises: 97

    Number of points: 1,417

  • The capital of the eleventh richest country in the world per capita – Kuwait City, is number 87 on the list.

    Population: 63,600

    Area size: 17,820 km²

    Number of completed high rises: 78

    Number of points: 1,161


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  1. JB on May 2, 2012 7:28 am

    The photo for Kuwait City is actually Shanghai… C’mon Kipp, I thought you were better than that…

  2. JB on May 13, 2012 8:25 am

    Thanks for changing it. Thumbs up :)


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