Sunday, 6 May 2018

My Sunday Photo - Week 175 The Cayan Tower


As with everything in Dubai, it starts with 'The World's biggest/tallest/fastest/most expensive.'

But in the case of the Cayan Tower it is known as the 'World's most twisted building' with a twist of 90 degrees. Although it only held that record for just under 2 years before the completion of the Shanghai Tower.


The Cayan Tower is located in Dubai Marina. It is 306ms tall and has 75 stories. It was designed by the same architectural company who did the concept design for the Burj Khalifa.

Viewed from the land.

Viewed from the sea.

In April 2015, the teen and I sat at the base of the Cayan Tower for 2 hours, watching 55 year old Alain Robert aka The French Spiderman, climb the tower free hand, no ropes, no safety nets.






Week 158 Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.
Week 163 New Metro Line for Expo 2020
Week 164 Hoover Dam 2002 - 2010
Week 165 Dubai Opera House What a difference a year makes
Week 166 Unfinished buildings. The Pentominium
Week 167 Mixing the old and the new. Coventry Catherdral
Week 168 New Dubai Metro Station 
Week 169 Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa 
Week 170 After the Address fire 
Week 171 The Opus Building
Week 172 District Cooling. Keeping the desert cool.
Week 173 Can I visit the Burj Al Arab
Week 174 The Almas Tower

16 comments:

  1. Wow! I feel a bit dizzy climbing the ropes at the local playground. What a spectacular building and what an amazing thing to do!

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    1. Looking up half the time leaves me feeling giddy

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  2. Oh my goodness! I can't get my head round someone climbing it! It is such a spectacular building and definitely very similar to the Turning Torso in Malmo that I featured the other week.

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    1. i thought that too when I saw you post the other week

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  3. We've been wanting to take the kids to Dubai for a while. The Cayan Tower is just a mind-mending building to look at!

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    1. i can't get my head around anything here in Dubai and we're now in our fourth year living here

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  4. Oh you actually met the man himself! Sort of a french David Lee Roth but an even better climber. Must say, that building must have presented all manner of engineering challenges. #mysundayphoto

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    1. the wall collapsed during construction and the foundations were flooded, it's built on reclaimed land

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  5. Wow! That is an amazing building. I wouldn't much fancy climbing it though.

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    1. it was nerve racking enough just watching him lol

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  6. Goodness, it has the illusion of being built on a point!

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    1. indeed it does, i hadn't noticed that before

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  7. I love the design of this, so unique. What are the rooms like inside? Imagine it like Willy Wonkers

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I think the rooms are square but on an angle, i'm sure there must be a lot of wasted space in the building though

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  8. Everything is so ‘extra’ in Dubai, isn’t it?! Watching Alain Robert must have been fascinating. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. it was a great opportunity for the teen and I

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