Dubai is the epitome of civilization. Most of Dubai’s architecture mostly features skyscrapers and utilizes modern architectural styles. It represents magnificence and exquisiteness by the size and quality of structures that utilize glass and steel. The buildings are also very futuristic in nature. This is expected since Dubai has many great architectural firms. Listed below are the top 7 iconic buildings in Dubai. Enjoy!
This is a skyscraper located in Dubai Marina district. It stands at 425m high and was developed by Sheffield Holdings Limited. Marina 101 was constructed using the postmodern and high-tech architecture by the National Engineering Bureau. The interior design was done by Design Work Portfolio. While its construction began in 2006, the same was completed in 2017. Marina 101 ranks at number 33 among the tallest buildings in the world.
Museum of The Future
The Museum of the Future is a space that was constructed for the exhibition of innovative ideologies and products. The goal of this museum is to promote technological innovations in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. The museum has held several exhibitions with different themes over the years.
It was designed by Killa Design architecture studio. The museum is simply majestic having been built is a very interesting shape. A torus-shaped shell sits on top of the building making it very unique. The museum has Arabic calligraphy quotes engraved on the wall. This was done by artist Matar Bin Lahej.
Etihad Museum in Dubai collects, preserves and displays art connected with the essence United Arab Heritage culture. It was designed by Moriyama and Teshima Architects. The museum stands on the very place where the signing Constitution of the United Arab Emirates and the raising of the UAE flag took place in December 1971. The unique roof of the museum was inspired by the shape of the constitution. It has several columns which symbolize the pens that were used to sign the agreement.
Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab is one of Dubai’s most iconic hotel. It is a luxury hotel located in Dubai managed by the Jumeirah hotel group. The shape of this building is designed is designed to resemble the sail of a ship. While the hotel is situated on the island, it is accessible to the land via a private curving bridge. It also has a helipad near the roof for ease of access. It was designed by Tom Wright of WKK Architects.
Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai whose construction began in 2004 and ended in 2009. It is widely known as the tallest building in the world. It stands at a height of 829.8 m. Before its inauguration, it was called the Burj Dubai. The Burj Khalifa was constructed using the Neo-futurism architectural style. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architectural firm led by Adrian Smith. Its best feature is the Dubai Fountain which is illuminated by 6,600 lights. Burj Khalifa is simply spectacular.
The Dubai Frame
The Dubai Frame is the largest frame in the world with a height of 150.24 m and a 95.53 m width. It is an observatory, museum and monument located in Zabeel Park. From the building, one can get a view of Dubai’s oldest part of the city from one side and the new and modern part from another side. Its construction was designed by Fernando Donis at the Hyder Consulting architectural firm. Its construction began in 2013 and was completed in 2018.
This is a performing arts center located within The Opera District in Dubai. The 2000-seat opera hosts a myriad of performances and events which include exhibitions, conferences, ballet, concerts and theatre. It was constructed using the Postmodern and the Deconstructivism architectural styles. Dubai Opera was developed by Emaar Properties. It is the destination for anyone who adores performing arts.