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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 Jyothi M.V.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Area size: 17,820 km²
Number of completed high rises: 78
Number of points: 1,161
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