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Old January 31st, 2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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Your favourite Dubai building!

What are your favourite buildings in Dubai.
No such things as meh, it's all so tacky in this thread.

I don't like a part of Dubai buildings but there are some buildings who are stunning and would be real classics if they were placed in some other city where there would be more positive attention for the building.

Your favourite can be build, proposed, approved or under construction building. Just show that Dubai isn't only the city of '10 skyscrapers in the desert' which some say but that is really is a city with some world class skyscrapers.

My top 10

Burj Al Arab
Everybody on this forum knows the Burj Al Arab. It is a beauty


Capricorn Building
Elegant, simple and nice
(the right one)


Al Sharq, designed by SOM


Infinity Tower again designed by SOM


National Bank of Dubai Building
What a beauty
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Don't know the name of this building but it is stunning!


Madina Tower


Dubai Sun Tower


The Emirates Towers



And ofcourse the Burj Dubai

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Old January 31st, 2006, 06:28 PM   #2
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Well, they've got some really great ones there (and some hideous ones too (read about it in my boom thread)) but very few are on an international level of greatness. By this I mean something as good as swiss re or turning torso.

An example I think is the Al Sharq tower. It may look like a bunch of silos to some people but the beauty really lies in the details. I said this when the tower was just released aswell but I realised I was 100% right when I saw these renders:





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Old January 31st, 2006, 07:01 PM   #3
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My fav Dubai Building will have to be the Burj Al Arab. It's not mega tall but had to be my fav. It was my first time in dubai in october and i loved the interior of the Burj. When u walk in and you are sournded in luxuary.

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Old February 7th, 2006, 06:29 AM   #4
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that al-shaarq by SOM is pretty unique
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Old February 7th, 2006, 11:53 AM   #5
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Old February 8th, 2006, 12:38 AM   #6
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Emirates Towers.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 06:21 PM   #7
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i luv the burj dubai...but u forgot to mention the al burj tower.that is an awesome lookin tower. i also luv the ocean heights tower which is going to be located at the trunk of the palm jumeirah
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Old February 25th, 2006, 06:52 PM   #8
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Old February 27th, 2006, 02:17 AM   #9
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My favorite is the Burj Dubai
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Old February 27th, 2006, 02:18 AM   #10
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How tall is the Al Sharq tower?
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Old February 27th, 2006, 03:03 AM   #11
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burj and capricorn for me
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Old February 27th, 2006, 08:26 AM   #12
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Burj al Arab. So beautiful.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 08:30 AM   #13
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Burj Dubai and Al Sharq
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Old February 27th, 2006, 11:41 AM   #14
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A lot of towers in Dubai Marina area that don't seem to be getting much attention (besides the twisted Infinity Tower).....each one of these towers is either completed or will be built by 2008-09

107 floors Princess Tower (under construction)


Al Fattan Marine Towers, 51 floors - 245 meters (Completed)
[img]http://i1.************/ojfndt.jpg[/img]

Ocean Heights, 82 floors - 31o meters (Under Construction)


Unnamed 85 floors tower by DAMAC Group(approved)
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The Torch, 84 floors - 345 meters (under construction)


23 Marina, 89 floors - 395 meters (under construction)


Najd Tower, 82 floors (under construction)


And then we also have some stunning towers (all approved, construction to start this year and finish by 2008) in Dubai's freezone called Business Bay which will house more than 400 towers by 2011-12

Bayswater, 29 floors


Vision Tower, 59 floors


One Business Bay, 35 floors
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And finally the great Sheikh Zayed Road


Rose Rotana Suites - Tallest Hotel in the World on completion - 72 floors, 333 meters (Under Construction)


Khalid Al Attar Tower, 61 floors - 260 meters (Under Construction)


Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower, 76 floors - 301 meters (Under Construction)


Sky Gardens, 39 floors - 160 meters (Under Construction)


The Index, 86 floors - 328 meters (Under Construction)


The Hexagon, 62 floors (Approved)


The Park Towers, 30 floors (Approved)


Chelsea Tower, 49 floors - 250 meters (Completed)
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Old February 27th, 2006, 12:05 PM   #15
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top ten for Dubai
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Old February 27th, 2006, 12:13 PM   #16
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This building reminds me of the one in Pudong, Shanghai
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Old February 27th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #17
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OMG, this building just melted me

IT IS my favorite
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Old February 27th, 2006, 04:20 PM   #18
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burj al arab
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Old February 27th, 2006, 04:39 PM   #19
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Burj Dubai, 23 Marina, The Torch and the Index are my proposal favorites!
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Old February 27th, 2006, 05:35 PM   #20
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The Cube is certainly up there in the top...

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...55#post7509955
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