Thomas Mackie06 Feb 2019 AT 02:34 PM

New mega-skyscraper is coming to Dubai

It's even got Sheikh Mohammed's fingerprint at the bottom
Thomas Mackie06 Feb 2019 AT 02:34 PM

Dubai is ready to start building yet another skyscraper and it's going to be one of the tallest in the world.

The Burj Jumeira will be 550m tall and will sit in the heart of Al Sufouh – becoming the latest building on Dubai's skyline.

Due to be completed by 2023, the building has the fingerprint of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at the base.

It will also be home to water fountains and a terraced outdoor amphitheatre, while there will be frequent fireworks displays at the site.

Sheikh Mohammed was pictured at the unveiling of the project on Thursday, with the design said to be inspired by the desert dunes which are next to the city.

The top of the tower, which will be 450m high, will be home to a sky lounge and sky restaurant.

An observation deck will also offer 360-degree views over the city.

The skyscraper will be accompanied by an area known as Downtown Jumeira which will feature residential and commercial towers along with hotels and some of the world's leading restaurants.

Dubai Holding chairman Abdulla Ahmed Al Habbai said Burj Jumeria will "enhance Dubai's tourism offering by adding another icon to the Emirate's portfolio of unique attractions".

We can't wait for it to be built.

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