Al Faisaliah Tower

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Al Faisaliah Tower information

Location
Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
Address
King Fahd Rd
Telephone
+966 1 1 273 3000
More information
www.rosewoodhotels.com
Prices
viewing platform adult/child SR60/free
Opening hours
11am-11pm
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Designed by British architect Norman Foster and built in 2000 by the Bin Laden construction company, Al Faisaliah Tower was the first of the startling new structures to rise above Riyadh’s skyline. It’s most famous for its enormous glass globe (24m in diameter and made of 655 glass panels) near the summit. Its 44 floors contain a five-star deluxe hotel and four exclusive restaurants, offices, apartments, the Sky shopping mall and a fabulous viewing platform (Globe Experience).

The needlepoint pinnacle (with a crescent on the tip) sits 267m above the ground. The tower is off Olaya St.