Frequented by shopaholics and culture buffs alike, Dubai is also a hotspot for architecture enthusiasts and fans of sky piercing pieces of human innovation. With the cityscape littered with iconic structures large and striking, visitors based in a Palm Jumeirah hotel such as the Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort will have easy access to these sites scattered across the UAE’s most popular holiday hub.
Built with future cities in mind, the ultra modern and cutting edge design principles employed in creating these stand out structures in Dubai are visible nowhere else in the Middle East. Having garnered countless awards and accolades for their innovative and unique designs, most of the city’s top architecture icons are also eco friendly in terms of their impact on the environment. Some of the top architectural highlights in Dubai include the Burj Khalifa which is incidentally the tallest structure on earth with a height of a whopping 829m. Towering above the landscape the 160 floor building contains several observation decks which afford panoramic views of the city.
The Emirates Towers is another wonder which comprises of two structures that reach up to the clouds at a height of 1163 feet. Surrounded by equally well designed recreational facilities which include a 42 square acre garden space with waterfalls and a 100,000 square feet mall. The Cayan Tower is perhaps best known as Dubai’s Infinity Tower and remains one of the most photographed sites in all of Dubai. Remarkable due to its twisting appearance, the shape and the completion of this awe inspiring structure was the brainchild of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Turning at 90 degree angles the Cayan Tower opened its doors to the public in 2013.
With its exterior resembling a large white sail, the Burj Al Arab is another must-visit attraction for architecture fanatics touring Dubai. Boasting an impressive height of 280m the structure occupies a manmade island and is connected to the city of Dubai by an overpass. Modelled after the sail of a dhow the building which was designed by none other than Tom Wright is one of the largest architectural projects completed in Dubai employing 2000 construction personnel. Additionally Dubailand is not only one of Dubai’s top theme parks but also an architectural marvel for the ages. Twice the scale of Disney World the venue is the most expansive theme park on earth.
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