CTBUH Gold Member

Dar

About

Member Since: 1994

Member Offices: Amman, Beirut, Cairo, London, Pune

Website: http://www.dar.com/

For over 60 years, Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) - Dar - has served the public and private sectors, working on projects with a total investment of $300 billion.

Dar is the founder of Dar Group, an international network of professional service firms, comprised of over 19,000 staff members assisting clients in over 100 countries around the world.

They are dedicated to planning, designing, engineering, and project managing facilities, installations and structures that contribute to the sustainable advance of communities worldwide. Dar has consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 engineering and architectural global consultancies for over 25 years.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Engineering, Multi-discipline; Project Management; Transportation / Urban Infrastructure; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Gold

Member Since

1994

Member Offices

  • Amman

  • Beirut

  • Cairo

  • London

  • Pune

Buildings

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Jeddah Tower

1000 m / 3,281 ft

2

Makkah Royal Clock Tower

601 m / 1,972 ft

3

Iconic Tower

385 m / 1,263 ft

4

Abraj Al Bait ZamZam Tower

279 m / 915 ft

5

Abraj Al Bait Hajar Tower

276 m / 906 ft

6

Abraj Al Bait Maqam Tower

232.4 m / 762 ft

7

Abraj Al Bait Qibla Tower

232.4 m / 762 ft

8

Abraj Al Bait Marwah Tower

232 m / 761 ft

9

Abraj Al Bait Safa Tower

232 m / 761 ft

10

MAG 218 Tower

231.8 m / 760 ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Research

01 February 2010

Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete Tall Buildings

During the last 12 years the Structural Engineering Department at Dar Al-Handasah has designed 45 mixed-use tall buildings in different Arab countries. The designed towers...

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Global News

23 July 2021

Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital Tops Out

The Iconic Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital (NAC) completed construction of the concrete structure. It is one of 18 skyscrapers planned for NAC’s Central...

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Global News

18 January 2021

First Tower in Egypt's New Capital District Near Cairo Complete

The first office tower in Egypt's New Administrative Capital (NAC) has been completed, according to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC). The C08 building, which...

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Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah

1000 m

3,281 ft

2

Makkah Royal Clock Tower

Mecca

601 m

1,972 ft

3

Iconic Tower

Cairo

385 m

1,263 ft

4

Abraj Al Bait ZamZam Tower

Mecca

279 m

915 ft

5

Abraj Al Bait Hajar Tower

Mecca

276 m

906 ft

6

Abraj Al Bait Maqam Tower

Mecca

232 m

762 ft

6

Abraj Al Bait Qibla Tower

Mecca

232 m

762 ft

8

Abraj Al Bait Marwah Tower

Mecca

232 m

761 ft

8

Abraj Al Bait Safa Tower

Mecca

232 m

761 ft

10

MAG 218 Tower

Dubai

232 m

760 ft

11

Abraj Kudai T6A and T6B

Mecca

230 m

755 ft

12

Al Fardan Tower 1

Doha

178 m

584 ft

13

Al Fardan Tower 2

Doha

139 m

456 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 32 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 6,271 other buildings of the same office function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.

14

Four Seasons Hotel

Beirut

120 m

394 ft

15

PPA 30 Parcel 2.11

Riyadh

55 m

180 ft

16

Abraj Kudai T1A

Mecca

- m

- ft

16

Abraj Kudai T1B

Mecca

- m

- ft

18

Abraj Kudai T2A

Mecca

- m

- ft

18

Abraj Kudai T2B

Mecca

- m

- ft

18

Abraj Kudai T3A

Mecca

- m

- ft

18

Abraj Kudai T3B

Mecca

- m

- ft

18

Abraj Kudai T4A

Mecca

- m

- ft

18

Abraj Kudai T4B

Mecca

- m

- ft

18

Abraj Kudai T5A

Mecca

- m

- ft

18

Abraj Kudai T5B

Mecca

- m

- ft

26

PPA 30 Parcel 4.01

Riyadh

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

11 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (40%), 6 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (87%), 13 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 15 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 15 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 15 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

Designated Experts

Tarek Hassan

Senior Associate - Head of Design Unit, Dar

Charles Malek

Director of Structural Design, Dar

Aziz Mattar

Dar

Yehia El-Ezaby

Principal / Head of Department / Senior Structural Engineer, Dar

George Marj

Head of structural and bridge design department, Dar

Shekhar Palshikar

Associate, Head of Design Unit, Senior Structural Engineer, Dar

01 February 2010

Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete Tall Buildings

Ali Sherif S. Rizk, Dar Al-Handasah Consultants

During the last 12 years the Structural Engineering Department at Dar Al-Handasah has designed 45 mixed-use tall buildings in different Arab countries. The designed towers...

23 July 2021

Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital Tops Out

The Iconic Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital (NAC) completed construction of the concrete structure. It is one of 18 skyscrapers planned for NAC’s Central...

18 January 2021

First Tower in Egypt's New Capital District Near Cairo Complete

The first office tower in Egypt's New Administrative Capital (NAC) has been completed, according to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC). The C08 building, which...

17 March 2020

First Skyscraper Capped in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has finished the capping of the first skyscraper in the 20-tower business district that it is building in Egypt's...

21 January 2019

Construction Begins on Iconic Tower

The foundations for what could become Africa’s tallest building, a 385-meter-tall tower in Egypt’s new administrative capital, will be poured within days, according to the...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners

CTBUH Explores Possibility of 2018 Middle East Conference

07–16 May 2017

CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood recently traveled to Dubai and Jeddah on a fact-finding mission to explore the possibility of holding a conference in the region in 2018.

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.