The Burj Khalifa is getting some competition in Kuwait…

Dubai will soon no longer hold the crown of homing the world’s tallest tower. That’s because Kuwait is set to become home to the new world’s tallest tower, a one-kilometre skyscraper called Burj Mubarak. This easily surpasses the height of the current record holder, the Burj Khalifa, which stands at 828 meters.

As reported by Arabian Business, Burj Mubarak is inspired by the One Thousand And One Arabian Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern Folk tales that take place during the Golden Ages. Due to this, its height is set to be 1001 meters, with 234 floors, holding a capacity of 7,000 people, with seven vertical villages, hotels, residences, offices, entertainment and much more.

The one-kilometre-high tower is to become the main attraction in Kuwait’s future city, ‘Madinat Al Hareer’, also known as Silk City. It’ll be a while before the full development is ready to explore, however, as the project is likely to take 25 years to complete.

More about Silk City

This new mega project sits across the bay from Kuwait’s main city which will be connected by a Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Bridge. The Burj Mubarak will sit central to Silk City, with the entire mega project being built around it. The city is expected to provide an estimated 430,000 jobs.

The new city will be able to accommodate over 700,000 people, and according to real estate company Tamdeen Group, it will consist of four quarters that have their own city centre. A Finance City, Leisure City, Ecology City and Residential City, are all in the works, aiming to provide the highest living standards.

Image: Tamdeen Group