Dubai takes pride in being the Middle East tourism hub that has attracted a huge influx of tourists for many years. The Emirate is full of some breathtaking views, mesmerizing beaches, and a luxurious lifestyle that has impressed many over the years. Besides, it’s one of the flourishing economic hubs of the world where investors from all around the world come seeking for new opportunities and make a fortune. Nevertheless, the prime reason for Dubai’s huge tourist influx that it receives every year is those beautiful architectural marvels. These beautiful and unique buildings add to the aesthetics of this remarkable tourist destination and are certainly worth paying a visit when you are in the city.

So, let’s check out top 5 buildings in Dubai that are known for their unique architecture and stunning views of the surroundings. You’ll surely get impressed by the beauty of these architectural masterpieces.

Burj Khalifa

With a height of 828 meters, the extravagant Burj Khalifa remains to be the tallest buildings in Dubai and it’s located in a vibrant community in Downtown Dubai. In fact, it’s the tallest building we have ever seen anywhere in the world so far and it boasts of an impressive architecture. Burj Khalifa also boasts of some stunning artwork that finds its references in the Islamic architecture while still being a reflection of a modernized global community. The architecture of this building features triple-lobed footprint that’s been abstracted from Hymenocallis flower.

Burj Al Arab

Being the 5th tallest building in the world, Burj Al Arab itself is a marvel due to its attractive architecture, massive height, and an attractive outlook. It’s also world’s first ever 7-star hotel that has taken the culinary art to the next level. Located in Jumeirah, the building resembles a billowing spinnaker sail commonly found in J-class yachts. It features a couple of wings spread around for creating a beautiful V-shaped vast ‘mast’. There is a huge atrium that encloses the space in between these two wings. Tom Wright, the man behind this architectural marvel, said that their client wanted something to make a symbolic or iconic statement for this part of the world. The building has become synonymous to the country’s name and attracts tourists from all around the world.

Cayan Tower

Popularly known as the Infinity Tower, this architectural marvel of Dubai is located in a high end waterfront community at Dubai Marina. The beautiful Cayan Tower is an expansive 72-storey tower with residential properties on offer. The marvelous tower boasts of its reputation as it’s been awarded with the international property awards on many occasions courtesy its stunning architecture. A unique factor in the architecture of Cayan Tower is that it has a twisting design which was made possible by rotation of each floor at 1.2 degrees around cylindrical elevator. That’s something everyone should look at.

The Opus

Located in the Business Bay, The Opus is a marvelous creation of Dame Zaha Hadid. Designed with a futuristic approach, The Opus has a cube structure that features a unique curvilinear void which gets stunning light bursts at night. This beautiful building is known for its amazing structure which comprises of a couple of glass towers that have a steel and glass bridge in between to join them. It really creates a striking view overall.

JW Marriott Marquis

Located in Business Bay, the JW Marriott Marquis is a popular 72-storey hotel that boasts of its postmodern style of architecture. The building boasts of two towers that sit elegantly on a 7-storey podium. The two towers have taken the design inspiration from trunks of the date palm trees that, obviously, represent the Arab culture. There’s a 3.9m thick raft that has been erected on 1.2m diameter piles to provide support needed by these two towers. Each of these two establishments feature an oval central stabilized by the internal lift as well as the staircase walls. However, there are 1.6x2.5 m columns of reinforced concrete that provide support to the podium and there are post-tension beams to support its slabs as well.

Regardless of the apparent beauty of these amazing construction masterpieces, they have great architectural surprises to give you. Explore more about them by visiting the place yourself and you’ll surely be impressed.

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Jacob Graves is an author at Hirewpgeeks. He likes to share informative articles.