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Guide to Dubai's Buildings of the Future

Courtesy of Atkins The Trump Dubai hotel (2009) as it will appear on the Palm Jumeirah.

Photo: Courtesy of Atkins

Amid the man-made islands and extravagant theme parks and ever more preposterous architecture of Dubai, this city is building the future at warp speed.

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Destinations: Dubai

Inspired by: Dubai's Buildings of the Future — by Karrie Jacobs, Published Aug. 2008

Hotels (4)

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    Atlantis, The Palm

    The 114-acre Atlantis Dubai is, like the Atlantis Bahamas, an oversize extravaganza: 1,539 rooms, a water playground with rides, a dolphin habitat,

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    Raffles, Dubai

    Inspired by ancient Egyptian architecture, the pyramid-shaped Raffles Dubai houses 248 luxury guest rooms and rises 19 stories above the city. One

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    Palace-The Old Town

    Situated on Old Town Island in downtown, The Palace - The Old Town hotel overlooks the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest buildin

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    Burj Al Arab

    This iconic, sail-shaped hotel—which soars 1,053 feet over the Persian Gulf, on an artificial island off Jumeirah Beach—literally epitomizes Dubai’

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Restaurants (2)

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    Blue Barjeel Restaurant & Café

    This classic Middle Eastern restaurant is located in Bur Dubai, one of the older parts of the city.

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    Al Qasr Restaurant

    This Lebanese restaurant has outdoor tables overlooking a waterfront resort.

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Activities (3)

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    The Gate

    The defining structure of the Dubai International Financial Center, the Gate rises 15 stories and was designed by American-based architects, Gensle

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    Business Bay

    Currently under construction, Business Bay, when completed, will be a multipurpose, commercial and residential center. Located between Sheikh Zayed

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    Burj Dubai

    The Burj Khalifa, also referred to as the Burj Dubai, is one of the city’s most recognizable structures and the tallest building in the world. The

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Similar Trips (1)

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  • Exploring Postmodern Dubai

    Dubai

    All around, things are going up: the skeleton of the future is already visible in Dubai—stretching out into the sea or rising high into the air—the future with its girders and joists and concrete w

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