The Almas Tower is a super tall skyscraper located in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates or UAE. This impressive structure was recently built and completed to become the second tallest building in Dubai after the current world leader, the Burj Khalifa. The name for the building, “Almas”, is Arabic for diamond. It currently is occupied by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre or DMCC, the owner of the Almas Tower along with other multi-national firms primarily engaged in the gemstone industry.
The Almas Tower is the tallest among the planned development of 79 towers being constructed on the Jumeira Lake Towers development scheme. The Almas Tower itself is located on its own artificial island. It began construction sometime in 2005 and was topped up and finished by 2009. The Almas Tower was designed by the firm Atkins Middle East. The tower was built by a joint venture between Japan’s Taisei Corporation and the Arabian Construction Company.
Almas Tower Features
The Almas Tower stands 363 meters or 1,191 feet high, including the its antenna. It is the second tallest building in Dubai after Burj Khalifa. It contains a total of 74 floors, with 68 of them above ground while the other five below. Commercial space is allocated for 70 of the floor space while the other 4 act as service floors for the building. It contains a total of 33 elevators. This highrise structure follows a Futurism architectural style of primarily glass and metal.