Dubai can give some serious competition to the unique concept of 'Metamorphosis'. The sleepy port city has indeed seen a rather rapid transition than Gregor Samsa (protagonist of the work) from the immortal creation of Franz Kafka. The only difference is, Kafka's character transforms into an insect; whereas Dubai has marked a positive development.
The prosperity of Dubai is evident from the luxurious life style of its inhabitants and a charging economy. Another subtle aspect that portrays Dubai as a dream destination in the world map is the marvellous structures that leaves any sane person impressed and influenced. It seems that every architectural creation in the making in Dubai is in a sort of contest to outscore the other!
Burj Dubai: Not subject to any introduction, Burj Dubai is the tallest man- made structure on earth with a sky kissing height of 828 meter (2,717 ft). Opened in the early part of 2010, this monument has caught the imagination of the world community since it was under construction. This tower bags numerous records in terms of height and facilities like being the tallest freestanding structure, building with most floors (160 for that), World's highest elevator installation with an elevator speed of 64 km per hour! The list doesn't end there. Burj Dubai accommodates several hotels, restaurants, living space, mosques and even a swimming pool (another record setting one on the 76th floor!). And at one time, Burj Dubai can house 35,000 people. Truly, majesty materialized.
Burj Al Arab: A seven star hotel that enjoys recognition in anywhere in the world is a masterpiece of architecture and sophistication. Its 1,053 ft tall structure makes it the tallest active hotel on earth. The amenities and facilities in the hotel are world class with rooms like palaces, fine restaurants and mind blowing bars. The room charges range from $1000 for a night to $28,000 for the royal suite.
Palm Islands: Located in the Persian Gulf on the Coast line of United Arab Emirates, the Palm Island is the largest man made island in the world. Built in a shape of a palm tree, this island is almost like a city in itself with over 100 luxury hotels, exclusive residential beach side villas and apartments, marinas, sports facilities, health spas, restaurants and shopping malls. The best view of the island can be enjoyed from the sky as it looks like a symmetric form floating over the sea water.
Dubailand: Presently under construction, Dubailand is a theme park with an area covering 107 sq mile and once completed it will be the largest in its category displacing Walt Disney World in Orlando from its current title. As a matter of fact, Dubailand is twice as the size of its nearest and ruling rival. The figures associated are also magnanimous in any sense: 45 mega projects, 200 sub projects and a private capital of $6 billion. Can it get bigger than this?
The Emirates Towers: A popular monument in the Dubai landscape, the The Emirates Towers is the conglomeration of Emirates Office Tower and the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. Both these buildings are 1,165 ft and 1,014 ft tall respectively. Towers complex covers a land mass of 570,000 sq meters with gardens, public seating spaces, lakes and waterfalls. A true treat to eyes and a fitting specimen of twin towers after the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
If size and height fascinates you, then Dubai is got to be the place for you. No matter whether it is about the finer aspect of one's mind or the adventurous part of the brain, the Dubai structures cater to it quite