From huge shopping malls to dazzling skyscrapers, the emirate of Dubai has come a long way since its humble shopping mall beginnings. The architectural wonders of the city are considered true miracles all over the world. If you want to take a look at the emirate's growth in the construction or real estate sector, here is a list of the most fascinating architectural monuments.
Dubai is known for its vision of incredible and ingenious architectural feats, it is no surprise that it houses some incredible buildings.
1. Museum of the Future
The Museum of the Future Considered one of the most beautiful in the world, Dubai is an unmissable spectacle. Located in a prominent location along the city's Sheikh Zayed Road, the museum's exterior resembles an asymmetrical bull decorated with ornate calligraphy. Architect Shaun Killa's steel and glass building was intended to represent Dubai's vision of the future, reflected in three main elements: the green hill, the structure and the void. Together they must represent the Earth, the splendor of humanity or the "unwritten future".
2. Burj Khalifa
A famous landmark of the world as an iconic landmark When it comes to Dubai architecture, the Burj Khalifa needs no introduction. It has attracted attention since its opening in 2010, standing 828 meters tall and towering above the city skyline as the tallest building in the world. Located in central Dubai, near the Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa At The Top tour offers visitors incredible panoramic views from exclusive viewing platforms. There are many incredible design features to admire, such as the 33,000 square meter hybrid LED nodes on the tower's exterior walls that illuminate the night sky.
3. Infinity Bridge
The Infinity Bridge connects the neighborhoods of Deira and Bur Dubai in steel style. Inspired by the mathematical symbol of infinity in both design and name, the bridge consists of 42 meter high steel arches, six lanes in each direction and a special three meter wide path for pedestrians and cyclists. The view is worth admiring from this spectacular structure, which overlooks the famous waters of Dubai Creek. The bridge also forms an important part of the Al Shindagha corridor project, which involves the development of a 13-kilometre road network along Sheikh Rashid, Al Mina, Al Khaleej and Cairo roads to Dubai.
4. Jameel Arts Center
The Jameel Arts Center is located in a low-rise, all-white building on the edge of the Jaddaf Promenade in Dubai Creek. Inspired by the traditional Sha'abi lifestyle, in which clusters of rooms surround a courtyard, the center has become a place of contemporary art and creativity. Outside you can admire two box-like groups, while inside you can see large exhibition spaces, large courtyards landscaped with local plants and even a sculpture park, which is an open-air gallery with commissioned works. Designed to inspire, take time to explore its many facets.
5. The Opus
Designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid Con and loved Con With With its creative approach to architecture, The Opus, located in the heart of Business Bay, stands out for its eye-catching design. The building, which houses the region's first ME by Melia design hotel, is shaped like a cube with two distinct towers that meet: from below, at atrium level, and from a bridge 71m above the ground. . The center gives the illusion of being “sculpted”, creating iconic curves. With the opening of the ME by Meliá hotel, Opus has 12 restaurants and a rooftop lounge, as well as several luxury residences.
6. Jumeirah Beach Hotel
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel is one of the city's first five-star hotels and has maintained its tradition of luxury since its opening in 1997. Inspired by the shape of the ridge of the wave, The building stands out decisively on the pristine coast of Jumeirah Beach and is a short walk from another Dubai icon, the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel. Guests will notice that the hotel's hallways are also curved, offering perfect sunset views from every angle.
7. Emirates Towers
The Emirates Towers are an elegant example of modern vision and one of Dubai's most iconic skyscrapers. It is located on the famous Sheikh Zayed Road, which is home to other noteworthy architectural structures, including the record-breaking Burj Khalifa. With equilateral triangular facades, the towers are inspired by traditional Islamic themes. Inside you will find, among other things, a hotel building and an office tower that houses the Prime Minister's office. The two towers are connected by a central podium: the Boulevard, one of the main commercial and gastronomic destinations in the city.
8. Dubai Frame
Dubai Frame, a unique structure, is literally an oversized frame that offers a 360-degree view of the city from a height of 150 m. To the north, visitors can see Old Dubai, populated by dhows. See Dubai Creek and the surrounding souks, including the historic district and pearl fishing ports that once supported the city's economic boom. The south, however, offers magnificent views of the city skyline and the glittering architecture of the new Dubai.
9. Atlantis, The Palm
Perhaps one of the most famous hotels in the world, the Atlantis, The Palm is characterized by its pink color brilliant. . Sandcastle design, glamorous interiors and a prime location on one of Dubai's other landmarks, Palm Jumeirah Island. Although only guests have access to the luxurious resort, everyone can take a selfie in front of the hotel's unforgettable towers and on the adjacent Palm Boardwalk. You can also book a table at the resort's celebrity-run restaurants, including Nobu by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen.
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10. Cayan Tower
The gleaming Cayan Tower is not your typical skyscraper. This clever example of Dubai engineering and architecture rotates 90 degrees as it rises. Each of the 75 floors of this luxury condominium rotates 1.2 degrees to create its distinctive helix shape. It was designed by the same architecture firm as Burj Khalifa, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in collaboration with local experts Khatib & Alami Dubai. Here's a tip straight from local photographers: the best view of the impressive structure in its entirety is from across the water, at Marina Walk. Go until sunset to immerse yourself in that inimitable golden glow.
Inspire- Set in ancient Egypt, WAFI combines old and new to create a building that stands out among Dubai's architectural landmarks, including its most recent skyscrapers. The complex houses a shopping center with more than 300 shops, several restaurants and the five-star Raffles Dubai hotel, consisting of 18 floors in a modernized pyramid. At night, the ridges of the structure are illuminated to create a dramatic effect in the night sky. Also inside the mall is the Khan Murjan Souq, filled with unique handicrafts and souvenirs and attracting attention with its hand-painted stained glass ceiling.