Way-back-when… back in 1981, the first skyscraper in Dubai was built.
The Trade Centre Tower in DWTC was built for events and exhibitions and to this day, millions of visitors enter the Trade Centre spaces annually.
And while the purpose of the building hasn’t changed, the surrounding landscape has undergone a complete transformation.
From a singular tower in 1981, Dubai now boasts one of the world’s most enviable skylines
Trade Centre Tower was the tallest building in Dubai until the Burj Al Arab was built 20 years later
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One of my favourite buildings in Dubai and the same age as me! The 149-metre tall, 39-storey office tower was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth in 1979 and was the tallest building in the Arab world until the completion of the Burj Al Arab 20 years later . #worldtradecenterdubai #dubai #first #skyscraper #architecture #monumental #sustainable #tower #uniquearchitecture #buildingphotography #blueskys #nightlights #metroline #architecturehunter #architecturegram #uae #buildingphotography
The 39-story tower is now surrounded by the vibrant commercial area – Downtown World Trade Centre
Where multiple exhibition halls, ballrooms and commercial centres welcome a variety of business throughout the year.