Dubai definitely is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world, situated on the coast of the Persian Gulf.
Dubai looks like the city from some Sci-Fi movie due to futuristic buildings, urban planning and outstanding architecture.
Who says you need time-machine if you want to visit the future when airline ticket to famous United Arab Emirates city of Dubai is quite suitable.
Arhitecture of Dubai is marvel
Dubai developes at light-speed thanks to world most prominent architects who arrive at the Emirates and fulfill their wildest dreams.
The desert became architectural paradise where the world tallest buildings are made in shapes never seen before. There are pictures of high-rise buildings scrape throughout the clouds.
The world tallest building is not in Tokyo, Singapore or New York, it is in Dubai. Burj Khalifa is a symbol of dynamic development both the city and the state of the Emirates, situated in the Middle East.
The Burj Khalifa is 828 meters tall, 160 story tower with 57 elevators.
Urban legend says there is a mosque at 158th floor although no official statement was made. Nevertheless it is talked and written about.
148th floor is dedicated At the Top Burj Khalifa SKY lounge. Between 112 and 154th floor there are corporate suites while on level 122 you can enjoy like a rich sheik the meal or drink in the restaurant or the lounge AT.MOSPHERE rising 442 meters from the ground.
There are 900 private appartments (studios, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom suites) in the building. On level 77 there is a pool.
The Burj Khalifa skyscraper is famous of the first hotel by Giorgio Armani world known fashion icon. Armani Hotel Dubai is marked with elegance, sophistication and comfort.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Tourism and accommodation, following oil industry, are the most developed economic sectors in Dubai with about 600 hotels competing with exterior, interior and service.
One of Dubai’s artificial islands holds a „7 star“ hotel as visitors like to rank it. Burj Al Arab is one of the most expensive and most luxurious hotels.
The 60 story building is 200 meters high. Burj Al Arab is sail-shaped and glamourous world known iconic symbol of Dubai.
Burj Al Arab is considered as most photogenic building in the world. Because of unique visual appeal there is no photograph who did not or wished to take a picture of Burj Al Arab.
Hotel is consisted of 202 appartments, 9 restaurants and bars, 5 pools and of course a private beach.
Dubai residents spend considerable ammount of time in shopping centers. Most famous and worlds biggest shopping center is Dubai Mall.
There is no brand you will not be able to find and along the way you can feed some sharks or do some ice-skating. If by a chance there is no snow on Ney Years Eve in your country, do not worry, the Dubai Mall will have snow for sure.
Located in very heart of Dubai it attracts 800 million people every year.
In Dubai Mall you can find variety of restaurants and cousines from French, Chinese, Indian, American to Japanese etc.
Latest in series of artworks on display in front of Dubai Mall is floating net-like intallation by renowned artist Jant Echelman.
If the one is curios of knowing history of United Arab Emirates visiting the Etihad Museum is a must.
Photographs and motion pictures depict development of the Emirates. Interactive showcases put accent on period 1968 till 1974. Visitors can also see the way of life before union and the Constitution of UAE.
Next of the museum is Union House where the constitution was signed on December 2nd 1971.
The museum building is unusually shaped. White roof is inspired by the shape of constitution and seven pillars represent pens that were used to sign the Constitution.
Seven pillars represents also the seven emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah.
Dubai Marina is atrificial bay and canal-city with largest man-made port.
Residental area accommodates about 46000 people. Modern skycrapers and luxury appartments make Dubai Marina almost a town-like. Very attractive is Jumeirah Beach Walk with numerous bars, hotels and restaurants. There is also open market.
This area hosts Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet city and the private American University.
Dubai Marina is developing further.
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
DIFC represents Dubai’s economic and financial zone. It is one of the largest financial centers in the world and is the leading financial center for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
DIFC with 22.768 employees and more than 2000 registred companies.
Twin tower skyscraper is a part of DIFC complex with many hotels, restaurants, caffes, galleries, parks and retail markets and shops.
The Gate Building was first building in Dubai Finacial Center and now is the symbol and landmark for the city’s financial district.
Interesting fact is that, as well as in shopping malls, people spend a lot of time in water – not in the sea but in hugh aqua parks designed to shift your imagination whether it is swimming, water diving, high jumping, leisure activities or modest splashing.
So, if you are craving for water activities there is Wild Wati water-park, if you wish to spectate dolphins or even swim along there is Atlantis The Palm – Adventure Park. Scuba diving among ruins of Atlantis or „modest“ aquarium with over 65000 species.
Infinity tower is one of the tallest „weird“ and twisted buildings in the world. The same team of architects who worked on Burj Khalifa is to blame for 90 degrees twist along the axis of the tower.
This design not only reflects ever changing shape of the desert but also has positive effect on wind stress. Infinity Tower has unique design to stop penetrating sunlight. Primarily it has luxury residential units, parking, and retail.
For two years this was world highest tower with the „twist“.
Infinity Tower and Ocean Heights located in Dubai Marina are unique twisted buildings and among highest residental buildings in the world along with The Marina Torch and Blue Tower skyscraper. These all are landmarks of Dubai.
The Meydan Bridge
We can say that Meydan Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. Architectural marvel connecting Meydan hotel with the main road.
The bridge resembles sea wave and royal blue LED illumination makes it prominent landmark. It look amazing and alienish by night. Photographers find this bridge a challenge because of unusual shape and lively, irregular play of light.
Not far from Burj Khalifa tower and Dubai Mall there is the most complex and the biggest fountain in the world.
The fountain itself is in artificial lake Burj Khalifa at the center of Dubai Downtown and it is one of a kind choreographed fountain system. Water shoots up to impressive heights sometimes up to 150 meters.
Dubai Fountain is illuminated with 6600 super-lights and 25 color projectors. More than 80000 liters of water is sprayed up in the air at any given moment. Accompanied with music Dubai fountain has choreography like no other fountain in the world.
If this does not impresses you than just take a traditional Abra boat ride and enjoy 120000 square meters of Burj Lake.