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Dubai begins building world’s tallest tower, surpassing the Burj – Prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) in action again

Dubai began construction work on Monday on a tower that will stand higher than its Burj Khalifa, which is currently the world’s tallest skyscraper.

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Yet again, such events make us recall the infamous saying of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) where he spoke about such a time:

“The Final Hour will not come until people compete with one another in the height of their buildings.”

[Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 449]

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, marked the groundbreaking of The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbor as construction workers laid foundations for the skyscraper at a vast patch of sand.

The structure “will be the world’s tallest tower when completed in 2020,” said a statement issued at the ceremony.

Dubai’s developer giant Emaar Properties announced plans to build the viewing tower in April, saying it will be “a notch” higher than Burj Khalifa, which stands 828 meters (2,700 feet) high.

The new Dubai tower will be the centerpiece of a new 2.3 square-mile development on the edge of the Dubai Creek
The new Dubai tower will be the centerpiece of a new 2.3 square-mile development on the edge of the Dubai Creek

Emaar has not revealed the exact final height of the tower. It said in April that the structure will cost around $1 billion (900 million euros).

Designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, the tower will have observation decks providing 360-degree views of the coastal city.

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Emaar Chairman Mohamed Alabbar said the tower will completed before the Expo 2020 trade fair which Dubai is preparing to host.

In April, Emaar said the tower will be slender, evoking the image of a minaret, and will be anchored to the ground with sturdy cables.
Dubai has established a reputation for building dozens of futuristic skyscrapers, which have transformed its skyline.

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding is building a tower in Jeddah that is planned to surpass the Burj Khalifa, rising more than a kilometer.

Source: Arab News 

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Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

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