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Height: Occupied
322 m / 1,056 ft
Height: To Tip
326 m / 1,070 ft
Height: Architectural
326 m / 1,070 ft
The Index Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Tower GFA
170,400 m² / 1,834,170 ft²
# of Apartments
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name The Index
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map Dubai International Finance Centre
Building Functions residential / office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2003
Construction Start 2005
Completion 2010
Official Website The Index
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #49 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #15 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #13 Tallest in United Arab Emirates
City Ranking #12 Tallest in Dubai

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Union Properties
Design Foster + Partners
Architect of Record Khatib & Alami; Woods Bagot
Structural Engineer Bruechle; Gilchrist & Evans; Halvorson and Partners
MEP Engineer Roger Preston & Partners; WSP Group
Project Manager Edara Confluence
Main Contractor Brookfield Multiplex
Other Consultant
• Wind Alan G. Davenport Wind Engineering Group
Material Supplier
• Concrete CCL
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

About The Index

The Index occupies a prominent corner site within the Dubai International Finance Center, a financial district intended to establish Dubai as an investment market, and to provide a catalyst for further economic growth in the region. Balancing a mixture of residential, commercial and social uses to support the Finance Center and wider community, the building represents a vertical city quarter with a population of around 6,000 residents and workers on its 20,000 sq m (215,278 sq ft) site. See Project Case Study

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Technical Tours, CTBUH 8th World Congress
3 Mar 2008 – Tour Report

Global News

Fog Phenomenon Returns to Transform Dubai Skyline
14 Feb 2014 – Dubai


Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa: The Index: Passive design for the Middle Eastern High-rise
2 Nov 2011 – Thomas Wiegand, Union Properties

CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Dinner
2 Nov 2011 – Dinner 2011

Interview: The Index
2 Nov 2011 – Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners

Research Papers

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I