Within the short period of time, Dubai has developed rapidly in every sector. Dubai has a lot of eye-catching and distinctive buildings. It is also regarded as a city of superlative and the unexpected. It has the world’s tallest building, the largest shopping mall, the tallest hotel, the largest vertical garden and many other iconic structures and projects. Dubai has been a growing exemplary place holding record breaking skyscrapers, amazing architecture and breath-taking landmarks. Here are few iconic and popular buildings in Dubai.
1. Burj Khalifa
Image: Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building of the world with height over 828 metres and more than 160 stories. The building was launched in 2010 as part of a new development called Downtown Dubai. It also holds the world record on elevators with the longest travel distance in the world. It consists of residential apartments, luxury hotels and offices.
2. Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall and the most visited retail and entertainment station, which has more than 80 million visitors annually. It has over 1,300 retail outlets, department stores, over 200 food and beverage outlets and over 14,000 vehicles parking capacity. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is also one of the major attractions in Dubai Mall.
3. Emirates Towers
Image: Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Emirates Towers are one of the most unique skyscraper duos in the world, Emirates Office Tower and Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. They are not completely identical but almost alike. They cover over 570,000 m² (42 acres) with parking capacity for 1,500 cars. They are being used for offices and hotels.
4. Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is the only 7-star hotel in the world offering all possible luxuries. It is one of the most iconic landmarks of Dubai. It resembles the sail in shape and is illuminated amazingly at night. The helipad is at the roof of the building which guests can use for the arrival and departure in the hotel.
Beside these remarkable buildings in Dubai, there are many other iconic buildings that are beyond expectations like Cayan Tower, Dubai Opera, The Opus, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Towers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai Frame, Index Tower and many more. Dubai is always surprising the world with its building architectures and structures. There are still many building projects in progress which will blow the world’s mind.