A pair of record-breaking towers will be the centrepiece of a new mixed-use development envisioned for Dubai by Emaar Properties PJSC and Dubai Holding LLC.

Plans for the massive 6 million-square-metre Dubai Creek Harbour were launched this week, unveiling a mega development that includes six residential towers as well as a pair of rocket-shaped skyscrapers.

UAE publication The National reported that the developers declined to reveal an architect, cost or timeframe for the project at the launch, but were clear in communicating that the buildings would break the “tallest twin towers” record, currently held by Kuala Lumpur’s 88-storey Petronas Towers.

The masterplan for the Dubai Creek Harbour district shows an area three times the size of Emaar's previous Downtown Dubai development, where the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, is located.

According to Dezeen, other development proposals for near by areas, including a Zaha Hadid-designed opera house and cultural centre, have been left unbuilt, largely due to the impact of the world financial crisis on Dubai’s economy. 

Courtesy Dezeen