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List of Famous Landmarks in Dubai

The metropolitan landscape of Dubai is filled with incredible works of architecture that are a testament to human capability and imagination.


Palm Jumeirah

The United Arab Emirates have always had an obsession with palms, with many a luxury hotel Dubai has to offer containing a palm-based name such as the Desert Palm PER AQUUM. The Palm Jumeirah is the first of Dubai's reclaimed islands and is the largest of its kind on the planet. The island created more than forty miles of real estate for the nation and increased the coastline of Dubai by double. There are many more such projects that have been planned and will be taking place in the near future.


Jumeirah Mosque

This is one of the most captivating mosques in the Middle East, and is the most photographed mosque in Dubai. Construction of this mosque was completed sometime in the 1970s, and despite being far older than most of the spectacular modern mosques throughout Dubai, this still remains as one of the most breathtaking. It was built in the 'Fatimid' style and boasts a number of domes and two minarets. The mosque is open for people of all faiths during non-prayer hours where tours will be conducted.


The Dubai Mall

In true Dubai flair, this is yet another testament to the nation's wealth and prosperity, as well as their habit of pursuing records in terms of size. This is in fact the biggest mall in the world, and is the Shangri La of retail therapy. Although there are larger malls in terms of space, the Dubai Mall is the largest due to the sheer number of stores, because there are 1200 outlets combining to provide the ultimate shopping spree. The mall features a massive aquarium as well as an Olympic-sized ice-skating rink.


Sheikh Zayed Road

It would be weird to have a road on this list, but Sheikh Zayed Road is part of the longest road in the United Arab Emirates and the section that runs through Dubai is named this. Most of the iconic skyscrapers that Dubai is known for are also located along this road, so you're guaranteed to gain an unforgettable experience by driving through this unforgettable route. It's best to drive along this road at night for a truly mesmerising adventure that is bound to be almost kaleidoscopic.


Grand Mosque

The original incarnation of this mosque was built during 1900, but was later demolished and rebuilt in 1960. Extensive work was carried out in 1998 which resulted in the mosque as it is today. The rebuild resulted in the mosque being remodelled to resemble the initial one built in 1900. Unlike the Jumeirah mosque, non-Muslims are not allowed within the mosque.


Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai)

Even if you don't visit this menacing tower, there's no place in Dubai you can go where you won't be able to see it. The Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in existence and has a height of almost three thousand feet. So if you're ever in Dubai, be sure to check out this record-breaking structure.

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