The news was confirmed by Farhad Azizi, CEO of Dubai-based Azizi Developments, in a tweet
Already home to the iconic Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, Dubai is now all set to build yet another staggering skyscraper which is touted to become the second tallest building in the world.
This was confirmed in a recent tweet by Farhad Azizi, CEO of Dubai-based Azizi Developments. “It’s official: We are building what will be the second-tallest building in the world (sic),” he tweeted. “My father, Mirwais Azizi (founder and chairman of Azizi Group and Azizi Developments) was recently invited to appear on BBC Persia, where he revealed our plans to build a new tower in Dubai which will share the skies with Burj Khalifa and other skyscrapers in the city,” he added.
The name, specific height and unit mix of the new tower has not been revealed yet but as per reports, it will be constructed at a prime location on Sheikh Zayed Road. “As for the name of this new tower, it’s still pending, but it will ultimately represent the Azizi Developments brand,” Farhad tweeted, adding, “This will mark a breakthrough achievement for the Azizi brand, and we couldn’t be prouder, especially looking back at our humble origins in Afghanistan, when my father started the company with $500 in 1989.”
The plan to build the tower was first revealed during Cityscape Dubai in November last year. At the time the announcement was to build the second tallest tower in Dubai. Now, the plan is to build the second tallest building in the world that could surpass Merdeka 118 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 118-story skyscraper in Southeast Asia stands at 678.9 metre – not tall enough to surpass the record of the 828-metre high Burj Khalifa, but more than enough to push the 632-metre Shanghai Tower into third place.