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Ultimate Showdown: 18 Epic Differences Between Jeddah Tower and Burj Khalifa

In this article, we will discuss the Differences Between Jeddah Tower and Burj Khalifa. Both skyscrapers are wonderful structures that have been ever built.


In this technological era, there is tough competition between different countries in the field of construction such as towers, bridges, buildings, statues, etc whose result is that different countries are constructing mind-blowing structures.

Among such structures, Burj Khalifa and Jeddah Tower are one.

Differences Between Jeddah Tower and Burj Khalifa
Differences Between Jeddah Tower and Burj Khalifa


  1. Burj Khalifa  

Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made free-standing structure ever built, with a height of 829.8 m. It holds around 14 world records. It consists of 163 stories.

The total construction cost of Burj Khalifa was $1.5 billion.

Until the completion of the construction of Jeddah Tower, Burj Khalifa will be the tallest structure in the world. And is located in Dubai (UAE).

After the completion of the construction of Jeddah Tower, many records of Burj Khalifa will be broken.


Burj Khalifa  




  2. Jeddah Tower  

Jeddah Tower will be the tallest man-made structure whose height will be 3,280 feet after completion.

It will consist of 167 floors (2 basements).

Its preliminary construction cost is SR 4.45 billion (US$1.23 billion).

Construction of Jeddah Tower was started on 1 April 2013.

Jeddah Tower  

The time for complete construction was estimated to be 63 months ( 5 years & 3 months). But due to labor-related issues and covid-pandemic, its construction is delayed.

Even this Russia-Ukraine war is leading to the delay of the construction. At this time ( 14/06/2022 ); construction is under hold.





  3. Jeddah Tower Vs Burj Khalifa: Differences Between Jeddah Tower and Burj Khalifa   

Here is our comparison between Jeddah Tower and Burj Khalifa.


Parameter Jeddah Tower Burj Khalifa
1. Image Jeddah Tower   Burj Khalifa
2. Present Status On hold Completed
3. Location Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4. Height It will be at least 1000 m or, 3,280 ft, or 1 Km high The height of Burj Khalifa is 2722.44 feet
5. Number of Floors 167 (If completed as planned, the number of floors will be 167) 163 floors
6. Construction Started April 1, 2013. January 6, 2004
7. Construction Completed Not revealed. October 1, 2009
8. Construction Opened Not revealed. January 4, 2010
9. Top floor height The top floor height will be 668 m or, 2,192 ft (If completed as planned). 605 m (1,985 ft)
10. Observatory It will be 652 m or, 2,139 ft (If completed as planned). 555.7 m or, 1,823 ft
11. Lifts/elevators 59 57
12. Architectural style Neo-futurism. Neo-futurism
13. Owner Jeddah Economic Company; Kingdom Real Estate Development. Emaar Properties
14. Cost USD 1.23 Billion USD 1.5 Billion
15. Main contractor Saudi Binladin Group. Samsung C&T
16. Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti. Bill Baker
17. Old name or Alternative name Kingdom Tower. Burj Dubai or Khalifa Tower
18. Country Saudi Arabia. The United Arab Emirates
19. Cultural Impact Jeddah Tower represents how Saudi Arabia is becoming more modern Burj Khalifa is a famous symbol of how quickly Dubai has grown


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  4. Conclusion  

Jeddah Tower has not been completed yet. Different problems like Covid Pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war, etc are leading to the delay in the construction.  This delay is directly resulting in an increase in construction costs. So, different questions are raised about the successful construction of the project.

If everything goes ok after the completion of the Jeddah Tower, it will break many records held by Burj Khalifa. It will be the first man-made tallest tower in the world.




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