Dubai is one of the many states that make up the region known commonly as the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and it has quickly become one of the fastest growing places on Earth, and a mecca for both tourists and business people alike.

The UAE gets most of its wealth from oil, which was discovered in the area in the 1950s and Abu Dhabi was the first of the emirates to begin selling and exporting oil in 1962, and the money that it has bought in has totally transformed the area, especially Dubai Architecture and Skyscrapers.

Dubai is a city that is now recognized worldwide as one of the biggest tourism and commercial areas of the United Arab Emirates, as well as being known as a futuristic and cosmopolitan city to be found anywhere in the world. Dubai is also a city that is famed for being unrivaled for its levels of architectural ambition and economic energy, as well as being a diverse and contrasting with some of the most modern skyscrapers can be found next door to traditional Arabic structures.

All of these features help to make Dubai a great destination for both business and leisure, and it has been attracting foreign visitors for a number of years. With miles of immaculate and clean sandy beaches with their white sands, to the various bars, restaurants and nightclubs, a vacation in Dubai is an unforgettable experience.

Another interesting thing about Dubai as a city is despite the enormous amount of space readily available for development, it is a city that has become famous for some of its skyscrapers. Buildings such as world famous Burj Khalifa, the tallest man made structure in the world, which was completed in 2010, and it stands at over 2,717 feet, and has 163 floors. Other tall buildings in Dubai include the 1,358 ft Princess Tower, the Almas Tower and the Torch. Overall, Dubai can boast 18 buildings that are taller than 984 ft, which is greater concentration than any other city in the world, and with more buildings in the pipeline, this is a record that may never be beaten.

There are currently 14 skyscrapers in the design and development stage in Dubai that are going to be taller than 591ft, including One Park Avenue, the Dubai City Tower, the Burj Al Fattan, and the Dynamic Tower.

 

Dubai  in 1990, before the explosion of the buildings

The same route in 2003

Dubai in 2007

At a time 15% of all cranes in the world were located in Dubai

Dubai Skyline

All the skyscrapers were built in the past 10 years, including artificial island shaped like a palm tree

The palm-shaped island in Dubai was the work of a Dutch technology

2000 homes, 40 luxury hotels, shopping center, cinemas and many other things. The population of the island reaches 500 000 inhabitants

The big group of islands which give the shape of the world. Each of the islands cost between 25 to 30 million U.S. Dollars

The hotel Burj al-Arab in Dubai is the tallest hotel in the world and probably the world’s most expensive. The only 7 star hotel in the world

Hydropolis is the first underwater hotel in the world. It was entirely built in Germany and assembled in Dubai. It had its inauguration in 2009

Burj Dubai – Started in 2004, was completed in 2010. With a height of 800 m, it was the tallest building in the world at that time

Dubai skyline

Burj Khalifa Dubai by night

Due to financial problems the project of a new building was put on hold.  Nakheel Tower would have then been not lower the 1400m tall

Burj al Alam (The World Tower), was started in 2004 and should be completed in 2012. It would then be the tallest building in the world

The Trump International Hotel was supposed to be in the center of three palm-shaped islands, however it was never built

Dubailand –  Walt Disney World Resort – Completed in 2008 and includes 17 rides and plenty of attractions

Building Dubailand costs – 20 billion U.S. Dollars

Dubai Sports City – was expected completion in 2011

 

Dubai is for certain also the most amazing and fastest growing city that has by now claimed to be the cultural hub of the Middle East. It is now the 22nd most expensive city in the world, and the most expensive city in the Middle East. It is probably the most fascinating and fastest growing city regarding buildings, architecture and skyscrapers.

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