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6 Top Architectural Wonders of Dubai - Dubai's Architectural Marvels

Dubai is a modern city filled with striking architectural structures and is a great place for architecture lovers. Here is a list of some of the most creative architectural marvels in the city.


Cayan Tower

If you are a fan of architecture staying at a hotel in Deira such as AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel and you are on the hunt for things to do in Deira Dubai, you must pay a visit to the Cayan Tower. Also known as the Infinity Tower, this structure is easily recognizable due to its unusual twisting shape. The twist is intriguing as it rotates the building by 90 degrees. The building was opened in 2013 and is filled with apartments and offices.


Burj Khalifa

Known as the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa is over 160 storeys high and is a prime tourist attraction. It took roughly 6 years to construct and the tip of the spire is visible from close to 95 kilometres away making this structure a prominent part of the Dubai skyline. Those who want to visit the building will be happy to note that viewing decks are open to the public to enjoy some stunning city views.


Burj Al Arab

The Burj Al Arab ranked behind Dubai's Rose Rayhaan and Dubai's Marriot as the third tallest hotel in the world. This hotel spans roughly 280 metres in height and is constructed on a man-made island and is connected to the mainland by a bridge which practically screams exclusivity. This structure cannot be missed as it was built to have the shape of a relaxed sail of an Arabian sailboat, known as a 'dhow'. Those familiar with the handiwork of the famous architect, Tom Wright, will definitely want to visit the Burj Al Arab and see it in all its glory.


Atlantis, The Palm

This iconic five-star beach resort hotel is located on the artificially created Palm Island. The hotel opened in 2008 and is designed around the central theme is the Atlantis mythology as depicted by Plato. Costing somewhere around US$ 1.5 billion, it has an unusual structure with East and West towers which are connected by the Royal Bridge Suite. The resort also has one of the largest open-air marine habitats which should not be missed by any aquarium fan.


Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Reputed to be the world's only 7-star hotel, this iconic beachside landmark is one is known as one of the most photographed buildings in the world. The hotel is shaped like a wave and complements the sail shape of the nearby Burj Al Arab. At night, the 321 metre building is beautifully lit up and there are often water and fire displays which makes this building worth a visit.


The World Islands

The World Islands are some of the most remarkable architectural feats in Dubai. They are a set of close to 300 artificial islands that were created in accordance with the map of the world. The World Islands are spread over an area 6 kilometres wide and 9 kilometres in length. Appreciating their unusual structure involves an aerial view so your best bet would be to spot the World Islands from the Burj Khalifa.