Qatar is one of the richest cities in the world. As expected, and as is typical among rich cities, it has a lot of skyscrapers — tall buildings that dominate the skyline and give the impression of power and luxury. Most of these skyscrapers are located in the West Bay zone in Doha.
Doha is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, and most of these skyscrapers are relatively new. Most of them have just been finished within the past few years.
Know the Tallest Completed Buildings in Doha
1. Aspire Tower
The Aspire Tower is 300 meters high, has 52 stories, and is located in Doha. It serves as a hotel or office and was completed back in the year 2007. It is also known as the Torch Doha, and was designed by AREP, engineer Ove Arup and partners, and architect Hadi Simaan.
2. Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha Al-Fardan Residences
Kempinski Residences & Suites is 254 meters high, equivalent to 833 feet, and has 64 stories. It is located in West Bay, Doha, and serves as a hotel and residential area. It was completed back in 2009. This hotel is considered a luxury 5-star one, with exceptional rooms and suites, and even premier one-bedroom suites.
3. Palm Towers 1 and 2
These twin towers are 254 meters each, or 804 feet, and have 57 stories each. They serve as offices in West Bay Doha, and were completed back in 2009.
4. World Trade Center Doha
World Trade Center Doha is 241 meters high, has 51 stories, and is located in West Bay, Doha. The World Trade Center is a commercial office completed back in 2013. This institution’s mission is to encourage trades and investments between Qatari companies and international ones. This skyscraper is part of an association of 332 World Trade Centers all around the globe, with the one in New York being the headquarters.
5. Doha Tower
The Doha Tower is 232 meters high. It has 44 stories and is located in West Bay, Doha. As a commercial office, the Doha Tower was completed in 2010. It is also known as Burj Doha, and was also previously known by the names Doha High Rise Office Building and Burj Qatar.
If you ever wonder what the names of these tall skyscrapers in Doha are, now you know! Next time you visit, look up, and admire these feats of humanity, making Qatar even more extravagant than it already is.