|Location||Business Bay, Dubai|
|Antenna spire||350.8 m, 305.2 m, 250.6 m|
|Roof||350.8 m, 305.2 m, 250.6 m|
|Top floor||340.8 m (1,118 ft)|
|Floor count||79, 65, 52|
|Floor area||560,000 m2 (6,027,790 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Structural engineer||Meinhardt Group|
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