Dubai’s Emaar Group eyes world’s tallest building in Bangkok

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Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin disclosed the preliminary discussions on a social media platform, mentioning that the project could surpass the height of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building globally at 828 meters.

A consortium of investors led by Dubai’s Emaar Group founder Mohamed Alabbar, in collaboration with Middle Eastern and Chinese firms, is considering the construction of what could be the world’s tallest building in Thailand. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin recently disclosed these preliminary discussions on a social media platform, mentioning that the project could surpass the height of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building globally at 828 meters.



The ambitious proposal aims to incorporate various facilities, including a large department store, office spaces, a financial hub, a hotel, and an entertainment center. The venture aligns with the government’s economic strategy to enhance private sector investment and tourism, sectors critical for boosting the country’s economy.

The government, under Srettha’s leadership, is also exploring the possibility of integrating entertainment complexes with casinos into the country’s tourism offerings to rejuvenate Thailand’s economy.




The potential tower project is seen as a major opportunity to create a new man-made tourist attraction that could increase visitor numbers to Thailand. The country’s tourism sector, which contributes 12% to the GDP, has already witnessed a significant uptick in tourist arrivals this year, thanks in part to more lenient visa policies and travel regulations. With tourist figures approaching pre-pandemic levels, the government hopes to welcome between 35 million to 40 million foreign visitors this year. (NNT)