Despite being just 46 years old, Dubai has seen the significant transformation from being a wasteland and desert to iconic land of architectural marvels where everything is possible. Dubai has come a long way and has developed really fast after the independence of the United Arab Emirates. However, it has done an equal role in preserving its deep-rooted heritage of ancient historical landmarks. The UAE is the place where you can find a perfect blend of both new and old. If you are a history or architecture lover, you will definitely fall in love with these impressive buildings.
The Iconic ‘Burj Khalifa’
One of the most impressive and iconic superstructures, the Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building which is seen from almost anywhere in Dubai. It is so huge that you can even see it from its nearest city of Sharjah. The Burj Khalifa is the tallest and most impressive building.
If you are at the top on a cloudy day, you will see the city capped in the clouds and you are above them. Burj Khalifa stands proudly at around 800 meters as one of the most beautiful sights in the city. Seeing this skyscraper is so good at the top that you may see how the city seems to be like when you are at 148 floors high. It gives breathtaking views stretched from the sea to the desert. If you want to get a great lifetime experience, book our Dubai Holiday Packages.
Burj Al-Arab is the world’s tallest and most luxurious hotel. It is also one of the world’s most expensive places for accommodation. Built like a sail on the well-known Jumeirah Beach in the city of Dubai, it is all set to take a breath away. However, you should keep in mind that it is a 7-star hotel. So, you should dress the fancy enough to get in. Being the only seven-star hotel in Dubai, it is well photographed by many visitors as it is shaped like a sailboat. You can book a tea at the hotel, embrace it from the beach, or get there during sunset when bright sky shows its silhouette.
American University of Sharjah
Being the Oxford of the Middle East, the American University of Sharjah has the brightest professors and students across the world. It really has impressive architecture, which goes without saying, how it motivates the students to study. You may walk along with its dazzling white marble courtyards, impressive library with giant dome and tall columns which show the glory of historic Greek palaces.
The Atlantis Hotel is yet another marvelous architectural landmark on the Palm in Dubai. The hotel structure is stretched all along the horizon and is built to look like a great gateway in the emerald green beaches. It houses the dolphin bay, Water Park, aquarium, and diving experiences all inside the complex.
The Dubai Mall
Being the world’s biggest mall, the Dubai Wall is worthwhile for shoppers as well as architecture lovers who love to feel the grandeur of Dubai at once. With its own cinema, ice rink, hotel, aquarium, and every high-street retail brand you can name, as well as taxis to get around, the Dubai Mall has, without a doubt, something for everyone.
One of the most luxurious landmarks in Dubai, Dubai Marina is definitely a place to witness the exotic Dubai skyline and wonder who would be so rich in the world to own an apartment here. With the glitz and glamour of shopping arcade, boat cruises through the waterfront, and large beaches, there is so much to do while witnessing sparkling structures around. Choose the best Dubai tour package to explore this landmark.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Built in the memory of UAE’s founder and father figure, Sheikh Zayed, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi’s capital. It stuns the tourists with its sheer white marble, giant size, and gold-plated chandeliers. You may book Abu Dhabi Holiday Packages to get here.
It is definitely one of the best places to see in the UAE. It is one of the most attractive places for Dubai Luxury Tours. It was built by Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the visionary behind this architectural marvel. It is usually made of marble and the floors and walls are beautified with vivid flower-depicting stones. It also houses the world’s largest manually knotted carpet and giant crystal chandeliers.
Emirates Palace Hotel
It is probably the most stunning hotel in the whole UAE that you shouldn’t miss in Dubai family tour packages. Located in Abu Dhabi, the Emirates Palace Hotel will definitely fulfill all your dreams of gold, riches, and extravagance. With a great garden leading to the king-size gateway, the hotel has truly lavish interiors. With a dome, huge marble staircase, and art gallery, the lobby area has a café which is well known to serve gold with its sweets and coffee. It will make you feel like royal here.
The Emirates Palace is basically the lavish attraction across the UAE. It was the most expensive hotel in the world to build as the whole project cost a whopping $3 billion. In order to enter the Emirates Palace with reservation, you can book a table at Le Café to enjoy their delicious and world-famous gold cappuccino. Of course, this café serves cappuccino with real gold.
Saeed Al Maktoum House
It is the historical home to the former ruler, Saeed Al Maktoum and built in the 1890s. Now, it belongs to old quarters of the city and has a rich intricate museum which exhibits the history of Dubai, ruler’s family and the traditions and cultures of the locals. You may walk along its breezy corridors and sandy archways to glimpse to the impressive architecture of UAE.
Dated back to 1978, the Blue Souk in Sharjah is one of the most popular landmarks of the Emirates. The Blue Souk has a true environment of a typical market like Souk Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. It has over 600 shops where you can buy everything, i.e. from souvenirs to jewelry. You must visit this market when getting to Sharjah and embrace its stunning bazaar-like architecture.