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Discovering all that’s possible for an ultra-modern city in the desert

Dubai downtown

From palm-shaped islands and robocops to beach clubs and botanical gardens, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is a truly unique place.

In just over a half-century, it’s transformed from a desert port to a thriving metropolis with the third-most skyscrapers in the world, including the world’s tallest building – the 2,716.5-foot-tall(828 meter)Burj Khalifa.

The first Middle Eastern city to make the UNESCO list of creative cities of design, Dubai’s fabric is still rich with culture and tradition. And with more growth and projects planned, the most populated city in the UAE is fearlessly embracing the future.

Helping shape this ultra-modern city from early development in the 1950s to today, Jacobs is behind many of the grand efforts that’ve helped the city become synonymous with the biggest and boldest – and we’re still delivering more to discover all that’s possible.


mi (75 km) Dubai Metro is the longest driverless (autonomous) metro line in the world and holds a Guinness World Record


diverse cultures featured in the city’s many restaurant and beverage experiences


 population growth (from 2.5M) expected by 2027 to 5M


events per day at Expo 2020 Dubai, including concerts, parades, exhibitions and more

Connecting communities

An ultra-modern city connects its residents and visitors in modern ways. Supporting Dubai today and preparing for the Dubai of tomorrow means planning for and designing connections that transition from modes to true mobility.

Creating a legacy

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