Dubai beats Chicago in world's best skylines

The Dubai skyline has been ranked higher than Shanghai and Sao Paulo

Dubai
Dubai
Hong Kong ranked higher than Dubai
Hong Kong ranked higher than Dubai
New York ranked higher than Dubai
New York ranked higher than Dubai
Singapore ranked higher than Dubai
Singapore ranked higher than Dubai
Moscow ranked higher than Dubai
Moscow ranked higher than Dubai
Seoul ranked lower than Dubai
Seoul ranked lower than Dubai
Chicago ranked lower than Dubai
Chicago ranked lower than Dubai
Shanghai ranked lower than Dubai
Shanghai ranked lower than Dubai
Sao Paulo ranked lower than Dubai
Sao Paulo ranked lower than Dubai
Bangkok ranked lower than Dubai
Bangkok ranked lower than Dubai
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Chicago’s famous skyline may boast buildings such as the Willis Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower, but Dubai has ranked better than the American city thanks to its impressive architecture.

The emirate has been named the sixth best where the outline of its awesome skyscrapers are concerned, also beating places such as Shanghai, Sao Paulo and Bangkok to the spot.

Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, is known for boasting Company Business Tower Torre A, Mirante do Vale and Edificio Italia, ranging between 168metres and 189 metres.

Meanwhile Shanghai has claim to the Shanghai Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Centre, with its tallest building pushing 600metres.

The decision comes from a German real estate data mining company, Emporis, and additionally states that the Thai capital’s skyline cannot trump that of Dubai.

Results of the report was decided upon assigning points to high-rise buildings before adding up a final score.

Therefore Dubai – which has less buildings than the others ranked and is a smaller city - landed below Hong Kong, New York City, Singapore, Moscow and Seoul in the top ten stunning locations.

For example, Dubai has 686 buildings while Seoul has 3,023. One third of Dubai’s high-rise properties are by Damac.

Some of the notable structures the city is known for are the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest hotel, JW Marriott Marquis, plus the Marina’s Princess Tower which boasts 101 floors and the twisted Cayan tower.

Niall McLoughlin, the senior vice-president of Damac properties, told Khaleej Times: “Here it’s not just about building a tall building, which is square or rectangular. It’s about bringing shapes, designs and pushing the envelope in engineering to develop building structures, which are really one of a kind.”

The United Arab Emirates capital, Abu Dhabi, come in at 34th place. The city has the Burj Mohammed bin Rashid, which has an impressive 92 floors.

View our gallery above to see the top 10 skylines around the world.

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