Dubai has eye-popping architectural marvels on every corner. From the most extravagant hotels to futuristic structures, luxury man-made islands, and indoor rainforests, it has them all. What once was a fishing village less than 200 years ago has now become one of the top destinations to visit and admire the architecture. Dubai will leave you startled! Be ready to raise your brows in astonishment as you see these 6 architectural wonders on your tour to Dubai.
Standing 2,722 feet tall, Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world! A symbol of pure magnificence, it adds grandeur to Dubai’s name. It is famous for providing tourists with the best views of the skyline of Dubai. Burj Khalifa is designed by Adrian Smith, an architect from Chicago. It is said to have been inspired by the native desert flowers, and its shape is a beautiful reflection of Islamic architecture. Since its completion in 2010, it has become synonymous with Dubai’s evolution. The cloud-piercing Burj Khalifa has managed to leave every single person who visits it amazed! This centerpiece of Dubai has an ultra-luxury Hotel, restaurants and bars, and residential units. You can reach one of the world’s highest observation decks with At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY experience, which takes visitors to the 148th floor for jaw-dropping views of Dubai.
The architecture in Dubai rightly captures the world’s imagination. Shaped like a palm tree when seen from above, Palm Jumeirah is another feather added to the hat of architectural wonders in Dubai. This marvelous artificial archipelago was built from reclaimed land and now houses top-notch hotels, restaurants, the Lost Chambers Aquarium, and Aquaventure Waterpark. It is a symbol of opulence, intelligent engineering, and one of the greatest architectural marvels of the 21st century.
Cayan Tower, earlier known as the Infinity Tower, is a 306 mt tall skyscraper in Dubai. Designed by Owings and Merrill SOM architectural group, it is the tallest building with an intricate twist of 90 degrees without structural pillars. With spectacular views of Jumeirah Beach, it has 495 apartments. Rising from the ground as a futuristic beanstalk, it remains an eye-catching building in Dubai. Standing high at the Dubai Marina, you can’t unsee it! Throughout the day, this architectural jewel has thousands of heads turning to see its glory!
The Burj Al Arab is a 7-star hotel that finds itself on one of the world’s largest artificial islands, Palm Jumeirah. Featuring an underwater restaurant and a sky-view bar, the building has 202 lavish suites, including a two-stories Royal Suite. Owning to its splendor, Burj Al Arab is also the most photographed building in the world. It leaves people astonished by its ravishing beauty once it lights up in the evening. What makes its architecture more interesting is that the ground layer is rocks with concrete honeycomb encirclement. This prevents the foundation from erosion, enabling it to stand firmly above the sea. Burj Al Arab is not only one of the most majestic pieces of architecture in Dubai but around the globe!
See the perfect blend of the old and the new as you see in Dubai. The north of the city, Old Dubai has lively souks, a maze of alleyways, and ages-old fortresses. In the South, the skyline looks unreal, straight out of a tech movie! Located at a perfect spot between the two different worlds is the spectacular Dubai Frame. It offers 360-degree views from the glass bridge bottom at the top of the frame. With a whopping height of 492 feet and width of 344 feet, Dubai Frame is the largest picture frame in the world. If you just have 24 hours in Dubai, getting a photo in front of this architectural piece full of splendor is something you shouldn’t miss!
One of Dubai’s proudest architectural pieces is The Green Planet Dubai, a biodome wherein visitors have a chance to experience an indoor ecosystem replicating the natural habitat of rainforests. It is a great place for nature lovers. You get to witness the wilderness of rainforests and gain knowledge about the same. The Green Planet aims to contribute to creating environmental consciousness. It is an indoor world of exotic flora and fauna that’ll leave you mesmerized as you walk around. One thing that makes it more exciting is the world’s largest artificial tree creating a living environment for the 3,000 plant species and animals inside the dome. No one ever thought to have a whole rainforest inside a building but architect Grout McTavish made it possible with this cutting-edge structure. So be ready for an immersive expedition into the tropics on your Dubai trip.
Isn’t it amazing to see how Dubai has reached the heights in such a short span of time and gained fame for being home to unique architectural creations? Has reading about these marvels inspired you to travel to Dubai? If so, reach out to our travel experts, and they’ll assist you in planning your dream trip to Dubai.
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