Go up in the world

They like to do things big here. When they first opened, the Jumeirah Emirates Towers were the third tallest pair of buildings in the world. The office tower soars to 350m, while its twin hotel tower reaches 305m. They’re two of a totally unmissable kind.

Since construction the towers have become a symbol for the city of Dubai. But it’s not all about height - there’s plenty going on at ground level too. The towers are linked by a two-storey retail complex called the Boulevard. So when you hop off your Dubai Bus Tour, make sure to indulge in some retail therapy while you’re here.

Not a bad place to stay

Let’s say you hop off the bus and decide to check into the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. You’ll have unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark and Zero Gravity’s Private Beach. Not to mention a state-of-the-art gym and spa facilities, as well as 16 dining and nightlife venues. And a flotation pool should you fancy it. It’s not hard to see why this hotel is famous the world over.

Points of the triangle

Stare up at the towers and you can’t help noticing triangles. The architect Hazel Wong used equilateral triangles throughout - an echo of this iconic symbol’s prevalence in Islamic design. The three points represent the sun, earth and moon. Look out for the circles at the base and top of the towers too – these signify eternity.

Other interesting facts about Emirates Towers

  • Jumeirah Emirates Towers has been awarded ‘Best Business Hotel in the Middle East’ for 9 years in a row
  • The hotel tower is home to 400 bedrooms
  • The towers are the 23rd and 47th tallest buildings in the world
  • The office tower has 54 floors, and the hotel tower has 56 floors