Modern architecture United Arab Emirates

City of DUBAI

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Residential Tower
The Tower a residential building with 47 usable levels of apartments was designed 2000 by architects Khatib + Alami. The facade is an eclectic mix of traditional ornament with glass and aluminium on 248 meters above ground.

Madinat Jumeirah resort Dubai
Madinat Jumeirah beach resort with hotels, restaurants, and a souk around the Mina a' Salam was designed 2000 by Thanu Boonyawatana and Eduardo Robles of Creative Kingdom of L.A.

Emaar Towers in Dubai
The bright white Emaar Towers at the clock tower roundabout designed in 2000 by Norr Group with architect Nabil Gholam.

Al Gurg Tower
Office and residential mixed use development Al Gurg Tower 2000 by architects RMJM Robert Matthew Johnson Marshall.

Dubai's 21st Century Tower
Al Gurg Tower 2001 by architects ATKINS. With 400 apartments on 55 storeys once the tallest fully residential building with 270 meter height, served by six elevators.

Residential tower construction

Al Gurg Tower by Norr Architects
Al Gurg Tower in Deira 2001 by Norr Group Consultants Ltd.

Al Yousuf Tower
Eliptic Yousuf Tower at Dubai's Creek 2001 by Arif & Bintoak.

Al Meraikhi Tower
The residential Al Meraikhi Tower 2001 by Crang & Boake between the Shangri-La hotel and the Aspin Commercial Tower.

Capricorn Tower in Dubai
The 2001 glass and aluminium Capricorn Tower is a 2001 project of concept and consulting architect Borja Huidbor from Chile with the Atelier 4. Mixed-use with two-storey penthouse.

Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai
This retro twin towers of the Shangri-La Hotel had been designed 2001 by NORR Architects and recall the early 20th Century Art Deco style skyscrapers of Chicago or New York.

Al Manara Tower
Dubai's Al Manara Tower 2002 by DAR Design & ARchitecture Bureau consulting Architects and Engineers at the roundabout

Chelsea Tower
A futuristic pedestrian bridge links the Chelsea Tower to it's 20-level car parking structure. In 2002 the architects of ATKINS planned another distinctive feature: The 40-meter needle on top of the residential building who stands out in Dubai's skyline.

Sheikh Essa Tower
The postmodern Sheikh Essa Tower 2002 by Emaret al Sharq Engineering Consultants. Photo (right): The Chelsea Tower.

Grosvenor House
Two iconic postmodern mixed-use structures at the West Marina Grosvenor House residences 2002 by Archgroup Consultants. Residential apartments, restaurants and hotel rooms operated by Le Meridien above a huge parking garage.

Mesk Towers
The postmodern arabian styled Mesk Towers at Marina Bay 2002 by architects Hellmuth Obata + Kassabaum HOK Canada.

Manazel Towers
Mankhool Road's Manazel Towers 2003 by architect ATKINS.

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ATLANTIS Hotel on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah
The Atlantis themed resort and hotel on Dubai's artificial Palm Jumeirah island opened in 2008 and was a design collaboration between WATG Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo, NORR, Adam D. Tihany, Jeffrey Beers and David Rockwell. Landscape architects EDSA shaped a luxurious oasis around royal towers.