The Dubai ruler was seen checking out the progress of the groundbreaking Dubai Creek Tower…

Already home to the Burj Khalifa, the current world’s tallest tower, Dubai is set to get another, taller one by 2020- the 928 metre tall Dubai Creek Tower.

And recently, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has been spotted checking out the progress.  Accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and several other officials, the UAE ruler headed to Dubai Creek Tower to see how it’s coming along.

Ground was first broken on the new icon, in the heart of the new 6 square kilometre Dubai Creek Harbour, back in October 2016.

Since then, it’s been coming on nicely, and the visit from HH Sheikh Mohammed marks a milestone in the construction of Dubai Creek Tower. Over 50 per cent of the pile cap has now been finished with completion scheduled for mid-2018. To date, about 25,000 cubic meters of concrete has been poured, weighing about 60,000 tonnes and around 12,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement has also been placed. That’s nearly twice the weight of the Eiffel Tower.

Watch: Check out how Dubai’s next tallest tower is coming along

When complete, Dubai Creek Tower will feature several observation decks such as the Pinnacle Room and VIP Observation Garden Decks.

The Tower is inspired by a blooming lily and will be an architectural and engineering marvel due to its eye-catching slender design, the delicate mesh-like structure around it – and of course, its mammoth size.

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