Burj Kalifi silhouetted against the setting sun

The range of architectural styles evident in the buildings of Dubai is immense. Each building is designed to make a statement, and to different if not more ‘cutting edge’ than its neighbours. It seems that the designers of the buildings are challenged to make each building a show piece, both for themselves and for the clients.

Although we only had a limited time in Dubai, and the tour of the buildings was done from the front seat of the vehicles we traveled in, I have been awed by the beauty of some of the designs and inspired to return to Dubai to further immerse myself in the architecture of the city.

 

View of the Burj Al Arab from the pool area, looking up towards the sky bar