Dubai is recognized for its modern, dynamic architecture that is stunning and distinctive in terms of size and style. Some of these architectural marvels have received awards for their innovative design, environmental credentials, and overall approach.
This Arab Emirate resembles a futuristic, space-age metropolis with cloud-piercing towers, enormous man-made archipelagos, and ridiculously glamorous hotels. If you are visiting Dubai for the first time, then don’t miss the chance to visit these most iconic architectural marvels of Dubai. Dusk Travel and Tourism is always there for you whenever you wish to book affordable packages for experiencing the amazing Dubai.
Most Incredible Architectural Sensation of Dubai 1.Burj al Arab
The Burj Al Arab is the world's highest structure which houses a chic bar, an outdoor tennis court and an underwater restaurant. It is also one of Dubai's most recognizable and admired monuments. The building rises out of the Persian Gulf, 321 meters tall, and is designed to resemble the sail of an Arabian dhow ship. It is lit at night by synchronized color sculptures of fire and water.
2. Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is another tallest and man-made structure which is 828 meters in height. The building also has a mosque on the 158th (of 160) level, and the world's tallest viewing platform on the 124th floor and the world’s highest swimming pool on the 76th floor. The pyramid-shaped skyscraper also houses the renowned Armani Hotel as well as the excellent apartments and office suites.
3. The Palm Islands
The Palm Islands are amongst the top ten largest artificial islands in the world. It is made up of three islands which are Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Alo, and Palm Deira. At the moment, only Palm Jumeirah has been completed and is inhabited.
These bewitching islands are located in the Persian Gulf, off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. They will add an area of around 520 kilometers of beach to the area after it gets finished. These magnificent man-made islands have earned the title of the world's eighth wonder. The islands will boast luxury hotels, homes, marinas, water theme parks, as well as leisure and entertainment centers after completion.
4. Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina is a 3 kilometer long carefully constructed canal city where the waters of the Persian Gulf have been brought in. Its waterfront provides a shelter for hundreds of ships. It also boasts of a considerable amount of walkways with a slew of outdoor cafés, bars, and restaurants. The marina was planned to be a vast public space that would be capable of housing 120,000 people in its residential towers and villas in a pedestrian-friendly urban neighborhood.
5. Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall can be regarded as the world's largest shopping and retail center all around the world. Its department stores, 1,200 retail establishments, food and beverage outlets, and massive entertainment zone that draws over a lot of visitors per week. The mall also houses a 250-room luxury hotel and a huge aquarium with the world's largest viewing screen, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. The spectacular Dubai Fountain, with its swirling waters, is located outside the mall.
6. Dubai Fountain
The famous Dubai Fountain is the biggest dancing fountain in the world. It is lit up by 6,600 lights and 25 color projectors, which produce a visual spectrum of over 1,000 abstract attractions. Its light beam may be seen from more than 20 miles distant and is visible from space. This amazing 275-meter-long fountain sprays 83,000 litres of water and shoots water jets up to 152 metres into the air in time with classical, Arabic, and world music.
7. Dubai Miracle Garden
Dubai Miracle Garden is the world's biggest natural floral garden. The 72,000-square-meter brilliant garden features more than 45 million flowers moulded into hearts, stars, igloos, pyramids, flower-decked antique automobiles, arc-shaped paths, and other designs that will vary with the seasons. It has entered the Guinness Book of Records with the world's largest floral clock and aspires to be recognized for having the longest wall of flowers and the tallest flower pyramid.
8. The World Islands
These islands are a cluster of 300 man-made islands shaped like a world map and located 4 kilometers off the coast of Dubai. It is made out of dredged and recovered tons of sand and rock and spans an area of 6km width by 9km in length. The property is surrounded by breaking waves as well. Conveniently, the entire globe form is only visible from space or the top of the Burj Khalifa. Each island is 23 to 84 thousand km2 in size, with 50-100m of sea between them.
Who would have guessed that some of our generation's most famous landmarks would be constructed in locations like Dubai and Abu Dhabi? While European cities such as Barcelona, London, Paris, and Berlin are home to some of the most incredible architectural marvels of our age, the newest burst of growth in the Middle East is becoming a playground for high-profile architects. Talented architects like Zaha Hadid and Frank Ghery began questioning established forms and used their talent in creating a name for this beautiful city.
There are several iconic landmarks in Dubai to see, but the ones highlighted above are unquestionably must-sees for first-timers. These structures demonstrate the ingenuity and creative instinct of the human mind. Therefore, if you are planning a vacation to Dubai soon, make sure you have plenty of memories of these sites by the conclusion of your stay.
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