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The UAE is home to some of the tallest and most spectacular buildings in the world. When visiting Dubai, make sure you look up to see some of these amazing structures.
The Address Downtown has a relatively modest 63 floors and is 306m in height. Those wanting something extra special from their visit to Dubai can book a Spa Suite alluring outdoor spa baths and private terraces overlooking the Old Town. But the rest of the hotel is not to be sniffed at either.
Therapists take a holistic approach to treatments, using traditional techniques and natural products to ease away stresses and strains and leave you rejuvenated and invigorated. The spa has 11 treatment rooms, a gym where you can work up a sweat before your soothing massage begins, an ice cave and an elegant dining area.
Certainly not short on luxury is the Grosvenor House Hotel that comes in at a mere 44 floors. The show-stopping Grosvenor Suites is self-catering, so fussy eaters can avoid the hotel’s restaurants altogether and prepare their own meals in their suites. Decorated in muted earthy tones of cream and brown, they overlook the uber-glamorous Dubai Marina.
Dining at the Grosvenor is an incredible experience though that you really don’t want to miss. With the Michelin-starred Indego and British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes’s Rhodes Mezzanine, the hotel has three restaurants, as well as the world-famous Buddha Bar. It features a Vietnamese lounge, sushi bar, and Japanese private rooms to party the night away.
Dubai is a city that pushes the limits, in a country famous – or notorious – for its excesses. If you like your travel to be lavished with luxurious touches, and you love to sleep close to the stars, there’s no better destination to visit for that decadent special-occasion break. Just remember, though, a head for heights is a must!
A city is often defined by its buildings. Just think of the likes of the Coliseum, the Statue of Liberty and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. An insight into a country’s vast historicism can be provided by its many hidden treasures, or, as in the case of Dubai, its future.
Here’s a look at some impressive constructions, both ancient and modern, from Dubai. Architecture here has really helped to make this city so great. Make sure you find time to see these great sites when you visit as there are always some top deals on all inclusive hotels.
Until lately, Dubai has been a place where architects have got away with anything and everything. Nothing has been off-limits. No matter how ambitious or outlandish the idea, someone always provided the money, and some of the most interesting buildings in the world were erected. It was like an architectural cold war was taking place, with everyone racing to outdo each other.
The Burj Al Arab Hotel is the most defining example of Dubai’s propensity for extravagant architecture. The most distinct feature of the hotel is that it’s designed and shaped like the sail of a dhow, an Arab sailing ship; two wings create a V-shape, which form the mast. The building is designed as a steel exterior wrapped around a concrete tower. During the day it is even more interesting as a white fabric gives way to a light, milky light inside the hotel.
At 828 metres tall, the Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building and is another example of conspicuous construction in Dubai. Worth catching at sunrise, the rays bounce off its reflective surface and its cladding also provides a unique contrast to the more conventional architecture surrounding it. Another building among Dubai’s architecture enthusiasts is the Emirates Tower with the way the towers’ ‘relationship’ appears to change, depending on which angle you choose to look at them.