Burj Khalifa picks up construction award

24/03/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Burj Khalifa picks up construction award

Towering above its surroundings, the Burj Khalifa stands at 828 metres tall and totally dominates the Dubai skyline.

And now the world's tallest building has been named as the best construction project of 2010 in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Organised and presented by MEED, the Middle East's leading business intelligence provider, the awards recognised the top projects across eight categories in the emirates.

Burj Khalifa was the undisputed winner in the Building Project of the Year category.

Construction of the Burj Dubai began in 2004, at the height of an economic boom. Clad in 28,000 glass panels, the tower has 160 floors and more than 500,000sq metres of space for offices and flats.

Edmund O'Sullivan, chairman of the MEED Quality Awards for Projects, commented on the entrants: "Each project was undoubtedly the result of a significant amount of planning and collective effort on behalf of the teams that have created them."

Elsewhere, four other projects from the UAE picked up awards including the Dubai Metro Red Line, Ferrari Experience, Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque and the Revitalisation of the Old Souq of Dubai development.ADNFCR-2019-ID-800475302-ADNFCR