Tallest tower in the world, at 818m, is now set for December completion

The world's tallest tower, the Burj Dubai will be completed three months late. The tower is now due to open in December instead of September, as was originally planned, according to local press reports.

Burj Dubai
The tower is part of the $20bn Downtown Burj Dubai scheme

The reason for the delay is unclear, but it is thought building work was suspended on the tower for several weeks earlier this year, although it has now resumed.

The Burj is thought to have topped out earlier this year at 818m. The tower, by developer Emaar, is part of the 73.4bn dirham ($19.98bn) Downtown Burj Dubai scheme.