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Dubai Marina

Cayan Tower (Infinity Tower) is the world’s tallest building with a twist of 90 degrees.  Built in 2013 in Dubai Marina, it measures 306 m (73 floors).

Princess Tower (in the middle of the photo, with circular top‎) is the third tallest building in Dubai and the 29th tallest building in the world. It was the tallest residential building in the world in 2012-2015. The tower is 413.4 m high (101 floors).

Marina Torch (next to Princess Tower) upon its opening in May 2011 (until 2012) was the world’s tallest residential building. The tower, which measures 336.8 m (79 floors), was damaged during the Feb 2015 and Aug 2017 fires.

Elite Residence (next to The Marina Torch), which is 380.5 m high (87 floors), is the fourth tallest residential building in the world.

Marina 101 tower (next to Elite Residence, with white roof) – 425 m high (101 floors), completed in 2017 – is the second tallest building in Dubai and second tallest residential skyscraper in the world. Inside: Hard Rock hotel (first 33 floors), apartments and club lounge, restaurant, shop at 101st floor.

23 Marina (right side of the photo) – 392.8 m high (88 floors) – residential skyscraper with 57 swimming pools.

Dubai World Records: the tallest twisted tower

Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais / Jabal Jais – a mountain in North-Western Hajar Mountains, in Ras al Khaimah emirate, the highest point in the UAE (around 1892-1910 m). The top of the mountain (1934 m) is located in Musandam Governorate in Oman. Therefore the highest peak of UAE is nearby Jebal Al Mebrah / Jabal Ybir (1527 m).

The temperature at Jebel Jais is lower than in lower parts of the UAE. During winter months, not every year howerever, there is snow on Jebel Jais.

At Jebel Jais slope on UEA side there is Jais Adventure Peak with:

  • Jebel Jais Flight – the world’s longest zipline (2832 m), it will take you 2-3 minutes to go down from 1680 m with the speed up to 150 km/h, opened in February 2018;
  • Jais Sky Tour;
  • Jais Sky Maze.

Jais Adventure Peak webpage

See also:

Ras al Khaimah

Jebel Jais sunset

Full Moon at Jebel Jais