When talking about the most unique and bizarre buildings in the whole world, one should not forget to mention Dubai. The city houses the world’s most exotic buildings that exceed all expectations. Nowadays the skyline of Dubai is filled with creative and incredible architectural masterpieces. Some of the world’s sharpest thinkers are responsible for the unique and unrepeatable structures found in the emirate of Dubai. Dubai buildings are the most impressive work of art the city has and if you ever pay a visit to Dubai, here are the 7 exotic buildings you should never miss.
1- Burj Al Arab
Designed to look like the sail of an Arabian dhow ship, Burj Al Arab hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels to stay at in the Emirate of Dubai. All of the hotel suites boast spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. One of the many unique features of the hotel is that its upgraded suites include snooker tables, libraries, cinemas and private elevators. If you ever plan on visiting the Emirate of Dubai, then you should definitely try out staying at Burj Al Arab hotel where you will get to be treated like royals.
2- Infinity Tower
Known also as Cayan Tower, the development is recognized as the world’s tallest high-rise building with a twist of 90˚. Infinity Tower is a 306-metre-tall, 83-story skyscraper in Dubai that features opulent waterfront residential units. Cayan Tower is considered to be the second most photographed tower in Dubai after Burj Khalifa. It is worth noting that each floor is rotated by 1.2 degrees to achieve the total 90-degree twist, creating the shape of a helix. The tower also features a five-story parking garage behind it. A true architectural masterpiece in the heart of Dubai!
3- Rotating Tower
Even though it has been built yet, but the Rotating Tower designed by the renowned architecture, David Fisher, is considered to be one of the most unique and bizarre looking buildings to be built in the Emirate of Dubai. The development is a 16-storey freehold rotating tower that will consist of four townhouses and retail areas as well as a hotel in Jumeirah Village South. Known also as a dynamic tower, each floor will be designed to rotate 360 degrees independently. Due for completion in 2020, Rotating Tower is considered to be the world’s first prefabricated skyscraper with individual units being built off-site and then shipped to the construction site which will expedite the entire building process.
4- Burj Khalifa
With a total height of 829.8 meters, Burj Khalifa is considered the tallest building and manmade structure in the world. The tower comprises of 900 residences available to buy including studios, one, two, three and four-bedroom suites. A note worth mentioning is that all of the residential apartments in Burj Khalifa provide unique and luxury accommodation that stands out from any other development in the Emirate.
The development also offers a wide array of top-notch services and amenities such as fitness facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzis, a library, a cigar club, a gourmet market and a meeting place for the residents.
5- Dubai Mall
Dubai mall is the largest mall in the world by total area. In 2011, the mall was recognized as the most visited building in the entire world. The mall comprises of more than 1,200 retail outlets with the world’s most renowned names in the world of fashion such as Armani and Zara. That’s not all, as the mall also includes Dubai Aquarium, children’s theme parks, and the Dubai Ice Rink. Known for offering “a world inside a world”, visiting Dubai Mall is guaranteed to offer visitors a fun-filled experience.
6- Crescent Moon Tower
Another under construction building; the Crescent Moon Tower – a moon shaped building – is by far one of Dubai’s most exotic buildings. Comprised of 33 floors, Crescent Moon Tower is expected to be located at Za’abeel Park, a park northeast of Dubai World Trade Centre. The tower features a library, restaurants, cafes as well as an open-air observation platform. Upon completion, the fantasy construction is expected to be a major tourist attraction in the Emirate of Dubai attracting visitors and tourists from inside and outside the Emirate of Dubai. This unique development is believed to exceed all construction expectations.
7- J One
J One certainly pushes the boundaries when it comes to architectural design. The U-shaped development is located within the Business Bay district and is due for completion by the third quarter of 2019. The development will feature retail outlets and two towers that offer fully-equipped and luxurious residential units. Tower A will feature 257 units across 19 storeys as well as temperature-controlled pools, Jacuzzis, spas, gyms, sky gardens and children’s’ play areas, whereas Tower B will feature 90 units across 18 storeys.