6 of the Most Famous Architectural Wonders in Dubai

Dubai is home to some of the most stunning architectural marvels of the world. From soaring buildings to large shopping malls to beautiful artificial islands, Dubai is teeming with architectural masterpieces. Read on and find out more.

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Burj Khalifa

Standing over 2,716 feet from the ground, Burj Khalifa is fascinating superstructure in Dubai. Touching the clouds and dominating the skyline, this stunning 163-storey building is the best spot to enjoy the panoramic view of city. Along with being the tallest building in the world, it has the world’s highest observation deck and highest restaurant.

Palm Islands

Consisting of three manmade islands – Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island and Palm Jebel Ali – Palm Islands is a classic example of architectural excellence. As of now, only the Palm Jumeirah is completed, while other two are still under construction. You can access Palm Jumeirah from the mainland via a monorail. Luxury hotels, beachside homes, theme parks, marinas, leisure hotspots and entertainment centres are among the popular attractions here.

Burj Al Arab

Billed as the ‘World’s Most Luxurious Hotel’, Burj Al Arab is a prominent symbol of modern Dubai. From private beach access to helicopter transfers and from luxury accommodation to opulent dining areas and luxurious spa treatments, a stay at this famous hotel could well be an experience of a lifetime.

The Dubai Mall

The largest mall in the world, Dubai Mall is a shopper’s paradise and must visit attraction in the city. Located in the heart of the city, this mall is home to top of the line brands, international labels and entertainment hotspots catering to every age group. For kids, Dubai Ice Rink and Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo are perhaps the best attractions. Chanel, La Perla, Cartier, Roberto Cavalli and Tiffany & Co. are some of the leading brands here.

The Dubai Fountain

Located in Downtown Dubai, this musically synchronised fountain is one of the most compelling tourist attractions in the city. Comprising of five circles of different shapes, this interesting masterpiece is certainly a visual delight. The stunning choreography of music, sound and water displayed here every evening is a delight. The dancing of the fountain to the tunes of the classic Arabic and Indian music is a major attraction here.

Dubai Marina

Built along the coast of Persian Gulf, Dubai Marina is an artificial canal city in Dubai. Surrounding by tall skyscrapers and aqua blue waters, this complex structure, on its full completion, shall feature luxury hotels, water parks, shopping malls, sports arena and amusement parks. Dubai Marina is connected to the main city via the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tramway.