List of Famous Dubai Buildings & Structures Buildings

List of Famous Dubai Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Dubai skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Dubai architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Dubai are included on this list. Information about these Dubai buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Dubai and older historic landmarks.

Buildings include everything from Cayan Tower to Pentominium.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Dubai?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Dubai. Famous architectural houses within the city of Dubai are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.


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    1 Dubai was a complex of three skyscrapers proposed for Jumeirah Garden City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Tower 1 would have been the tallest and Towers 2 and 3 much shorter. Although the planned height was never officially released, various heights over 600 m were suggested, with the intention to be ...more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
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    The 21st Century Tower is a 55-story skyscraper along the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai . When it was completed in 2003 it took the title of the world's tallest residential building, but later the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia and the Q1 tower in Australia's Gold Coast bumped it to its current ...more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Opened: Jan 01 2003
    • Structural Height (m): 269.0
    • Floors: 55
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    23 Marina is a 90-story, 392.8 m residential skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was the world's tallest all-residential building until the completion of the nearby Princess Tower. The tower has 57 swimming pools and each duplex in the tower is equipped with its own private elevator. The ...more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Opened: Jan 01 2005
    • Structural Height (m): 395.0
    • Construction Started: 2005
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    The AAM Tower is a 46-floor tower in Dubai Media City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 244 m. AAM Tower topped out in early 2008 and was completed later that year.more

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    • City/Town: United Arab Emirates
    • Opened: Jan 01 2008
    • Floors: 46
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    Acico Twin Towers is a complex of two towers along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Nikko Hotel Dubai is the taller of the two, standing at 270 m. It is a hotel tower with 60 floors. It will be operated by Nikko Hotels International. The shorter tower is Acico Office Tower. It has 55 ...more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Opened: Jan 01 2009
    • Construction Started: 2005
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    Abjar Tower

    The Abjar Tower was a planned 62-floor tower in the Jumeirah Village in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Abjar Tower was expected to be completed in 2010. It is the first project of Khuyool Invetstments L.L.C., in Dubai.more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Floors: 67
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    Ahmad Ali Abdulla Al Abdulla Building

    The Ahmad Ali Abdulla Al Abdulla Building is a 30-floor tower in the Dubai Media City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Ahmad Ali Abdulla Al Abdulla Building was completed in 2009.more

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    • City/Town: United Arab Emirates
    • Floors: 30
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    The Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower is a skyscraper in Dubai. Measuring 342 meters tall, it was completed in 2012. It is currently the 40th tallest building in the world.more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Opened: Jan 01 2005
    • Structural Height (m): 301.1
    • Construction Started: 2005
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    Ahmed Ali Abdullah Al Abdullah Tower

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    • City/Town: United Arab Emirates
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    AG Tower

    The AG Tower is a 37-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 158 m. Construction of the AG Tower was completed in 2008.more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Opened: Jan 01 2008
    • Floors: 37
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    Al Attar Business Tower

    The Al Attar Business Tower is a 38-floor tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 158 m. Construction of The Al Attar Business Tower was completed in 1999. The hotel was built by South African construction contractor Murray & Roberts The owner of this business ...more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Opened: Jan 01 1999
    • Floors: 38
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    Al Attar Skyspiral

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    • City/Town: United Arab Emirates
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    Al Bateen Tower

    The Al Bateen Residence & Hotel Tower is a 56-floor tower in the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Al Bateen Tower was completed in 2013. The developer was Seba Properties; the project manager was Morganti Inc., with National Engineering Bureau and Commodore Contracting ...more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Floors: 56
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    Al Boraq Tower

    Al Boraq Tower is a skyscraper to be built in Business Bay, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Once completed the tower will have a floor area of 64,000,000 sq ft, and it will be used for commercial purposes.more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
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    Nakheel Tower was a proposed skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by developer Nakheel. The project was previously called Al Burj. In January 2009, it was announced that the project was put on hold due to financial problems. As a result of the Dubai World 2009 debt standstill, Nakheel Group's ...more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, Arabian Peninsula, Asia, Middle East, Earth, + more
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    Al Garhoud Bridge is one of four road bridges over Dubai Creek, and one of five crossings, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Al Garhoud Bridge forms the eastern end of the road toll that went into effect on 1 July 2007. Since the beginning of Salik, Al Garhoud Bridge has seen low amounts of traffic for ...more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
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    Al Manara

    The Al Manara is a 35-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Construction of the Al Manara was completed in 2008. It is the first development by ETA Star in the Business Bay area and is situated near the Business Bay Canal. Spread over 40,000 sq. m, this commercial complex ...more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Floors: 35
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    Al Rostamani Maze Tower

    Al Rostamani Maze Tower is a skyscraper located along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Al Rostamani Maze tower is an iconic Tower which has a Maze shape in the front and rear elevations. The building was completed in 2010. Maze Tower is mixed used, which owned by Al Rostamani Group, the ...more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Structural Height (m): 210.0
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    Al Sahab Tower 2

    The Al Sahab Tower 2 is a 44-floor tower comprising part of the Al Sahab Towers complex in the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Al Sahab Tower 2 was completed in 2004.more

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    • City/Town: United Arab Emirates
    • Opened: Jan 01 2004
    • Floors: 44
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    Al Sahab Towers

    Al Sahab is a residential high rise development in Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The development consists of two towers; Tower 1 a 24 storey structure, and Tower 2 a 44 storey structure. The complex is a high-rise, waterfront development which directly overlooks the largest bay of water ...more

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    • City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
    • Opened: Jan 01 2004
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