High-class living, luxury and glamour are the three best descriptions you can associate with this ultra-modern city called Dubai, one of the 7 emirates in the UAE. .Futuristic, state-of-the-art and uniquely concept buildings strongly defines why Dubai is known for its world-class architecture. One thing to note is how orderly this city is, from separating the old and new Dubai with the iconic landmark Dubai Frame located at Zabeel Park. Touring around Dubai is easy and very convenient especially when you ride the Metro. Getting lost is a rare case because each community or location can easily be remembered. You will be amazed how everything is systematic and categorized in such a way that you will remember all the places by heart. One example would be if you want to check out where the schools and Universities are, there’s a place called Knowledge Village. If you happen to wonder where the CNN and Google offices are, head on to Media City.
You will be astonished how each locations consists of these unique skyscrapers mostly seen on postcards. Check out the list of uniquely designed buildings that’s worth visiting other than the famous Burj Khalifa.
- BURJ AL ARAB
Jumeiirah Island is one of the favorite spots for tourist who wanted to get the feel of the sea salt air while enjoying good food and good wine. Standing elegantly in the middle of this artificial island is the 5th tallest hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab, managed by Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts, As you can see, this hotel’s structure is designed like a sail of a ship with rich gold interiors and elegant suites. There’s also a helipad at the roof of this hotel for the VIP who wishes to spend a night. When it comes to fine dining, you can be adventurous and try their underwater aquarium restaurant. Getting there will require you to ride the simulated submarine! The restaurant has large windows and huge aquariums creating the perfect illusion of being under the sea. For a more intimate setting, their in-house restaurant Al Iwan is just the perfect place for candlelight dinners while enjoying the view of the sea and experience their authentic Arabic cuisines. Burj Al Arab is always a must on a traveler’s itinerary.
Address: Jumeirah Island
Website: Burj Al Arab
2. ATLANTIS THE PALM
Popular for Hollywood celebrities, Atlantis, The Palm boasts a massive 65 hectares, (including the water park) that makes up for the whole of Palm Jumeirah. From an aerial view using a drone, you will be mesmerized and captivated by its unique beauty as it stood elegantly in the middle of the palm shaped island. The hotel consists of 2 wings, the East and the West Tower linked together by the Royal Bridge Suite, which is popularly known from the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality show wherein The Kardashians stayed at the suite that costs a whopping $30,000. What’s so special about this suite? Well, it’s just made of gold. Even the soap bar is made of 14 karat gold!
Among other things that families can enjoy are the following activities like the Atlantis Dive Center, Dolphin Bay, Sea Lion Point,, Aquaventure Park, Fly High Dubai Helicopter, The Lost Chambers Aquarium and a Yacht and Boat Cruise.
Address: Crescent Rd – Dubai
3. THE PRINCESS TOWER
If it’s the Middle East, you always think of royalties like the sheikhs living extravagantly in the Gulf countries. In Dubai, there’s this stunning building with 101 stories high that is solely themed for a princess because of the unique crown atop the roof of the tower. The Princess Tower is currently the third tallest building in Dubai and now the 29th tallest building in the world. Another interesting fact is that the famous Egyptian high profile drug lord Ahmed Metwalli resides in the building.
So, if you ever wanted to feel like you are on top of the world, this may be your chance to enjoy that satisfaction of seeing the whole of Dubai. Get your photos taken and make your way on top of this tower for an experience worth remembering. But make sure to ask permission from the management since this is exclusively for tenants.
Address: Dubai Marina, Dubai
Website: The Princess Tower
4. THE CAYAN TOWER
Be fascinated by the world’s tallest twisted 75-storey skyscraper built by the famous SOM architectural group, the same group who made the concept design for the Burj Khalifa and Trump Tower in Chicago. The tower used to be called Infinity Tower before it got flooded and was inaugurated by the Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development. Upon our discovery, each floor is designed to be rotated to a 90 degree curved structure that creates a unique and dynamic twisting shape giving the residents a stunning view of the Dubai Marina, and the Arabian Gulf. Another interesting thing to note is that the building has undergone a multi-dimensional computer modeling and wind tunnel testing with careful configurations, which explains the futuristic design suitable and a perfect addition to our technology-driven world today. The tower features an outdoor pool, a fitness Center and fully furnished rooms. The usual tenants on this building are expats from Europe and neighboring countries.
Address: Al Barsha Heights, Tecom, Dubai
Website: Cayan Tower
5. THE 0-14 TOWER
It is known as the Swiss cheese building along Business Bay. Try walking around Business Bay and ask where the Swiss cheese building is and they will gladly point you toward that direction. This 22-storey office building is made up of exoskeleton of white concrete with 1,300 holes. It is an eye-catching sight that it will literally stop you from your tracks if you happen to be walking in front of it. An aesthetically designed building made specifically for the hot and humid weather of Dubai. It is built to be an eco-friendly structure due to the gap that creates a vacuum which allows the cool air to filter through these holes forcing the heat coming from the inner tower. Very brilliant innovative masterpiece!
Address: Business Bay, Dubai
Website: 0-14 Tower
Planning for a trip to Dubai? Make sure to capture unique skyscrapers. It is one of the highlights of this city.