Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates filled with skyscrapers, beaches, and ports. What separates this city from the others is its fascinating buildings that resemble what the future of metropolitan areas will look like. Dubai has earned its status as the most expensive city in the Middle East. These are some of the amazing architectural buildings in Dubai that millions of people travel the oceans to marvel at.
The Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa is regarded as the tallest building in the world, standing at around 830 metres. It was completed in 2010 and consists of 160 storeys of breath-taking views of the entire city.
The Burj Khalifa was designed by a Chicago based architect known as Adrian Smith for a whopping $4 billion. The building is well equipped with some fantastic amenities including many shops, residential sectors, offices, and entertainment venues. The Burj Khalifa’s shape reflects Islamic architecture and is said to have taken its inspiration from indigenous desert flowers.
Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab has a 7-star grading and is situated on the man-made island that’s near the Jumeirah beach. This building has 202 ultra-luxurious suites. The Burj Al Arab is by far one of the most iconic buildings in Dubai and has also managed to win the title of being one of the most photographed buildings in the world.
Engineers who built the Burj Al Arab had to ensure the building’s foundation was solid by driving around 240 meters of concrete piles into the underlying of the sand. A surprising element that was used in the construction of this building is the utilisation of ground layer of rocks with concrete honeycomb to protect the building’s foundation from erosion.
Cayan Tower is considered as the world’s highest residential building, towering at around 306 metres. It was completed in the year 2013 and still remains one of the most eye-catching buildings in Dubai with its twisted exterior. The building has 73 storeys and the rooms are designed in a manner to capture ample of sunlight.
Cayan Tower is meticulously constructed with a twist building effect to the magnitude of around 90 degrees and standing freely without any structural pillar support. It’s the perfect place to kick back and relax, and play at casinos in Dubai online.
The World Islands
The World Islands are a group of artificial archipelagos consisting of 300 man-made islands that when viewed all together in an aerial view, closely resemble the shape of the world map. These artificial islands were launched in the early 2000s and are located about 4 kilometres off the coast of Dubai’s city.
The islands were constructed from dredged and reclaimed tonnes of sand, and this is a thoroughly creative idea that the architects envisioned. The project wasn’t an easy one to complete as the construction was faced with some challenges, however, the phenomenal completion of the islands made up for it.
The World Islands have an incredible aerial view. When you view the islands from space or from the highest viewable point in the Burj Khalifa, it can be seen in the shape of the world map.