Dubai a city of tall buildings and huge malls. The city is considered to be a sign of luxury. It was once nothing but with the right strategy, plans, hard work, and dedication, this city has progressed a lot. The evolution in the architecture of Dubai has changed the city and grabbed the attraction of the world. Dubai’s great architects like Emaar Beachfront, Palm Jumeirah Beach, and Emirates hills have made a name on the list of best architects in the world. Dubai has worked tirelessly to invest in real estate and architectural projects and it is more expected to invest in upcoming days.
Here are some amazing architectural wonders of Dubai:
BURJ KHALIFA – THE TALLEST BUILDING
It was made in 2009. It occupies the area of 2 km of Downtown Dubai. It was designed by Adrian Smith in 2006. It is 828 meters tall. The budget of the building was significantly high, and cost around 4 billion US dollars.
It is the tallest building in the world. It is not only famous for its height. It has the highest mosque on the 158th floor, the highest viewing platform, and the highest swimming pool on the 76th floor.
The shape of the building is inspired by an indigenous flower, which is inspired by Islamic architecture. Not only this, the stepped shape of the building is made to decrease the mass of the building with the height.
The amazing work of engineering and architecture sparkles in the palm island, it comes among the top 10 artificial islands in the world. The palm project consists of Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel, and Palm Deira, but right now only Palm Jumeirah has been completed.
The islands are located at the coast of the United Arab Emirates. It will cover 520 kilometres of beach area when completed. These islands are considered to be the eighth wonder of the world.
It is the world’s second-highest building with 90 degrees rotation. The rotation of the building 90 degrees from the base was not enough, this building has no structural pillars. It was made in 2013, it is 306 meters tall and has 73 stories.
The building is installed with high-tech and world-class materials. The use of expensive metal, titanium, has been used within the building. The building does not have balconies to provide additional shading.
JUMEIRAH BEACH HOTEL
Jumeirah beach hotel is the only 7-star hotel in the world. It features a rooftop bar, an underwater restaurant, and an outdoor tennis court. It is one of the most photographed buildings in the world. It has become a landmark for Dubai. The building is 321 meters tall and at night, it features a beautiful lightning show. It is the fourth tallest hotel in the world.
It is built on an artificial island. The building has also a base layer of honeycomb concrete to protect the building. The is 70,000 m worth of concrete, along with 9000 tons of steel found in the building.
THE WORLD’S ISLANDS
It is located 4 km away from the Dubai coast. It is created from tons of sand and rock. It is 6 Km wide and 9 km in length. The whole view can only be seen from space or from the top of Burj Khalifa.
THE DUBAI MALL
It was completed in 2008, could have been opened early but due to several reasons, it was being delayed. It is considered to be the largest shopping mall in the world. The shopping mall has more than 1200 shops and 160 restaurants. More than 750,000 people visit the mall per week. It also has a Dubai aquarium and underwater zoo. The mall also has a Dubai fountain.
DUBAI MIRACLE GARDEN
Dubai has a garden in the middle of the desert. It is the largest natural flower garden in the world. It has more than 45 million flowers, covering an area of 72,000 m2. It is located in the district of Dubailand, Dubai. It was launched on Valentine’s day in the year 2013. The garden also holds the Guinness world record.
There is no wonder that Dubai never disappoints the world with being such an amazing city, having an old Dubai and a new modern Dubai simultaneously. The architecture of Dubai is amazing, for example, Madinat Jumeirah Living, Burj Khalifa, and Burj Al Arab. The city of Dubai is a must-visit place!