As you probably know, the city of Dubai is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. In fact, some of these landmarks are among the most-visited attractions attracting tourists from all around the world. Also, Dubai is the city of skyscrapers where is always under construction. A number of new skyscrapers will open in coming years with the goal of improving the country’s profile. As well as that, they will attract more tourists to the UAE, especially Dubai.
BNC Network tracks almost all the construction works worth trillions of dollars in the middle-east. It has predicted that a landmark project worth $18.85 billion (Dh69 billion) is under construction in the UAE. However, the biggest share belongs to Dubai. To be more precise, projects valued at $15.62 billion (Dh57.33) belong to the region’s commercial capital “Dubai”.
These projects vary from hospitality to retail and entertainment. The estimated time for launching them is between March 2020 to December 2022.
- Dubai Exhibition City (Expo Village)
- Meydan One Mall, Royal Atlantis Resort and Residence
- Reem Mall, Uptown Tower
- Maryah Plaza
- ICD Brookfield Place
- Dubai Creek Tower
- Dubai Eye
- Al Qana.
According to Avin Gidwani, CEO of BNC Network, Dubai has some of the world’s most iconic landmarks. In other words, there are a small number of cities with a large number of modern globally-recognized landmarks like Dubai.
The UAE, especially Dubai, has a countless number of iconic landmarks with global fame. Some of them include Burj Al Arab, Cayan Tower, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Frame, Burj Khalifa, Palm Atlantis, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Zayed Mosque. A new iconic tower also has come up in Dubai which is similar to Apple iPod’s design. It has been designed by James Law Cybertecture.
This architecture firm has also designed a number of unique buildings for the UAE. Some of them include Skygarden Abu Dhabi, the du Telecommunication Tower ( in the shape of foldable smartphone), du headquarters in Abu Dhabi, Shuffle Tower and Palm Jumeirah Edges. Besides, these projects include the tallest hotel in the world “Gevora” situated in Dubai. It is interesting to note that the JW Marriot Marquis was the tallest hotel before the Gevora.
Given the latest data of The Skyscraper Center, the UAE is ranked as the fourth country in terms of high-rise buildings. This is because the UAE is home to 621 buildings with a height of 150 meters and above. Also, it should be said that the largest number belongs to China, the US, and Japan. In addition, Dubai is the forth city- after Hong Kong, New York and Shenzhen- with 190 skyscrapers. As well as these, more than 50 skyscrapers are under construction in Dubai. Above all, Creek Tower is the tallest tower which is being constructed.
However, Dubai sits high in the world in terms of skyscrapers that are more than 300 meters. In fact, Dubai has 22 of them.
According to BNC Network, the UAE has 400 urban projects worth more than $100 million. These projects are either in tender or under construction stage. To be exact, the total value of these projects is over $107 billion (Dh392.7 billion).
Samir Hamadeh, general manager of Alpha Destination Management, has said that Dubai is one of the most-visited cities in the world with the most iconic buildings. For instance, it houses the tallest building and largest shopping mall in the world.
Saleh Abdullah Lootah, CEO of Lootah Real Estate Development, believes that the marvelous landmarks of Dubai have had a huge impact on the UAE’s tourism.
Lootah added that Dubai has been highly successful in attracting visitors and it has been due to its famous landmarks. However, Dubai plans to attract more than 20 million visitors by 2020. In addition, the UAE authorities have set their minds on turning Dubai into the safest place in the world.
*Most of the information in this article was based on the report of Khaleej Times website.
*Written by: Maral Aryanpour