Innovative and ambitious: the breathtaking modern architecture of Dubai

Dubai is a city of modern architectural wonders. Innovative and ambitious, it continues to push boundaries. At over 828 metres and more than 160 stories, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) and is a combination of bold vision and science.

Brian Kleiver, Associate Principal and MENA Director of Architecture, SOM told Euronews. 

“One of the biggest challenges was how do you get it to stand up? Being as tall as it is and withstand the forces of the wind, because that’s really the bigger challenge of it. So that was quite a bit of inventiveness with our

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