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8 Iconic Landmarks of Dubai

Posted by Sandra Thomas-Comenole on Nov 5, 2021 1:49:03 PM

Dubai has transformed from a humble fishing village to one of the most cosmopolitan and innovative cities in the world today, with many superlatives and feats of engineering. Which is why there are so many iconic buildings and structures in Dubai! When traveling to Dubai, you may picture yourself climbing to the top of the tallest building in the world or visiting the artificial archipelagos of Palm Jumeirah. There are several iconic landmarks in Dubai that you must see when visiting. Here are our top picks:

Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

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Gracing the city's postcards, the iconic Palm Jumeirah is an astounding feat of mankind in the form of a series of artificial archipelagos in the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf. From above, it takes the form of a stylised palm tree. At ground level, it has some of the city's most popular beach clubs, celebrity chef restaurants and luxury hotels such as Atlantis, The Palm.

Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai

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One of the most beautiful landmarks in Dubai, Jumeirah Mosque was built entirely from white stone in the medieval Fatimid tradition, with towering twin minarets framing a large central dome. Combine a visit to the mosque with the nearby Etihad Museum for a cultural experience of Dubai.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

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Soaring 828m above Dubai and currently the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa represents a union of art, engineering and heritage. It's home to office space, private residences, the 160-room Armani Hotel and At the Top's observation decks on the 124th and 148th floors. There are also more than 1,000 specially commissioned works of art throughout the building.

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai

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The 10 million-liter tank at the Dubai Aquarium is one of the largest in the world, containing more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the largest collection of sand tiger sharks anywhere.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai

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The hotel's distinctive sail-shaped silhouette has made it an iconic symbol of modern Dubai. Often voted the world's most luxurious hotel, the Burj Al Arab is one of the region's most famous tourist landmarks. Built on a triangular man-made island, the billowing sail-like structure rises 321m above the sea.

The Dubai Fountain, Dubai

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Witness the water dance at the iconic Dubai Fountain, the world's largest choreographed fountain system features a sound and light show which shoots 22,000 gallons of water as high as 150 metres in the air.

The Dubai Mall, Dubai

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Discover one of the world's most visited destinations, The Dubai Mall. Located at the foot of Burj Khalifa, this shopping metropolis features more than 1,200 retail outlets, restaurants, an indoor aquarium, spas and even an ice rink.

Dubai Frame, Dubai

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Dubai Frame is one of the newest additions to the city’s skyline and represents a remarkable feat of engineering. Situated in Zabeel Park, directly between old and new Dubai, the towering structure offers sweeping panoramic views of the city from 150m high. One of its most amazing features is the state-of-the-art clear glass bridge that connects parallel vertical towers to create the shape of a picture frame – a top pick for selfies.

Travelers to Dubai will love the iconic landmarks that are perfect for snapping selfies and marveling at the sheer feats of engineering.

For those looking for an extra reason to visit Dubai this year, check out the EXPO! EXPO began in the 18th century when Prague organized the first World's Fair. Today, EXPO is held every 3-5 years in alternating destinations. Travelers to Dubai during this time can choose to visit EXPO and explore the world through 191 country pavilions.

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