Dubai, located in the United Arab Emirates, is one of the richest and most modern cities on earth.
The city is full of modern architecture and some of the buildings and creations that have shown up there in recent years are truly astounding.
Here are five modern architectural gems in Dubai.
Burj Al Arab
This hotel is shaped like a sail and is the world’s only seven-star hotel. It is only accessible via private bridge and helipad.
This twisty skyscraper hosts offices and is the tallest building in the world with a 90 degree spiral.
Possibly the most well-known of Dubai’s skyscrapers, this building currently stands as the tallest in the world at an astonishing height of 2,717 feet.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Located on Dubai’s waterfront and featuring a private beach and luxury rooms, this hotel is meant to evoke an ocean wave and transmit calm and relaxation to guests.
Al Yaqoub Tower
This tower was designed to look like London’s Big Ben tower, and stands out as a unique example of modern architecture inspired in a classic, famous example of European design.