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Middle East to house 25% of world's tallest towers

Experts say that 800 towers will be built in Qatar in the next decade

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai currently holds the record for being the world's tallest building at 828m.
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai currently holds the record for being the world's tallest building at 828m.

Twenty-five percent of the world's future tallest building projects are to be based within the Middle East region, according to the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

The international not-for-profit organisation, which tracks and disseminates information on tall buildings and sustainable urban environments, says Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Abu Dhabi particularly will be among those most heavily populated with record-breaking tall towers.

Gathering at Tall Building India summit last month, experts from the CTBUH met with over 150 industry professionals to discuss tall tower projects in the region, mentioning how developers the world-over will be focusing their attention on the Middle East.

In Qatar particularly, it is estimated that as many as 800 towers will be constructed within the next decade.

In June, organisers of Tall Building India will be holding a Tall Buildings Middle East summit in Doha.

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