widget-logo.png widget-logo.png

Book Now

HOTELS

Location: Saudi Arabia & UAE

Saudi Arabia & UAE Explore our Hotels »

APARTMENTS

Location: Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Dubai & Abu Dhabi Explore our Apartments »

Architecture in the UAE

A visit to the United Arab Emirates gives an unprecedented opportunity to explore a local, unique human experience that was able to produce a distinctive urban and architectural development in harmony with its values, expressive of its needs, despite the scarcity and rarity of natural resources, of great building and construction skills that are deeply rooted in the citizens of the United Arab Emirates. These skills are the reason why they followed on the path of their predecessors, in the miraculous modern urban and architectural icons they establish. The urban and architectural development that this museum reveals to you about the United Arab Emirates, shows you that the United Arab Emirates were and still is expanding, developing and modernizing ever since it was founded, and that its urban and architectural development is strong and deep-rooted.

 

Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque is a mosque in Dubai City. It is said that it is the most photographed mosque in all of Dubai. Organized tours are available for non-Muslims. Construction began in 1976; the mosque is built in traditional Fatimid style.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

was initiated by the late president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure which unites the cultural diversity of Islamic world, the historical and modern values of architecture and art. His final resting place is located on the grounds beside the same mosque. The mosque was constructed from 1996 to 2007. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. The building complex measures approximately 290 m (960 ft) by 420 m (1,380 ft), covering an area of more than 12 hectares (30 acres), exclusive of exterior landscaping and vehicle parking.

Hatta Heritage Village

Hatta Heritage Village

Hatta Village will have a unique opportunity to experience and discover the model of traditional mountainous rural life in the emirate of Dubai, as the village contains original prototypes, models, documents, maquettes/sculptures, illustrations and graphic/audio materials for various aspects of traditional life in that region; which are dispersed across 17 houses, 2 castles and a fortress.

Traditional Architecture Museum

Traditional Architecture Museum

The Traditional Architecture Museum is located within a house built in 1928, which was owned by Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum in the Al Shindagha historical area. It is located on the banks of Dubai Creek near the Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum House and it consists of two floors, containing ten rooms with a large courtyard in the centre of the house, surrounded by diwans (large halls) from all sides. The house is considered as one of the best examples of local architecture, in regards to its elegant style, and the choice of its construction and decoration materials. It is built from coral, stone, plaster, fronds and trunks of palm trees, chandal wood and teakwood.