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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Dubai's top 10 landmarks and future icons - in pictures

With Dubai Creek Tower set to become a significant addition to the city's majestic skyline, we take a look at what else is worth seeing

A man takes photos of the Burj Khalifa on a foggy day in Dubai. Kamran Jebreili / AP Photo
A man takes photos of the Burj Khalifa on a foggy day in Dubai. Kamran Jebreili / AP Photo

Anyone with the vaguest interest in buildings, their structures or iconic landmarks cannot fail to be impressed with what's on offer in Dubai.

From the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, to the architectural splendour of the Burj Al Arab, the city serves up a treat in every corner.

And as a city which prides itself on progression and innovation, there is plenty more in store for both travellers and residents to experience in coming years.

Here's a look at the top 10 landmarks in Dubai according to tripadvisor.com:

Among the future additions will be the Dubai Creek Tower, which is set to rise 100m higher than Burj Khalifa. Visitors to Dubai Mall can take a look at a huge replica of the tower following its recent unveiling by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

The tower takes design inspiration from the lily flower and evokes the image of a minaret. It has an elongated oval-shaped bud that will have some of the world’s highest observation decks offering 360 degree panoramic views of the city from its plot near Ras Al Khor National Wildlife Sanctuary.

The replica of Dubai Creek Tower is in the Grand Atrium in Dubai Mall. Wam
The replica of Dubai Creek Tower is in the Grand Atrium in Dubai Mall. Wam

Bluewaters Island is sure to be another visual spectacular with the world's tallest Ferris Wheel, the Dubai Eye, climbing to 210m when completed. Last month, we reported that five of the eight main sections were in place.

It's a few years away yet, but excitement is building for Expo 2020. Renderings of the site in Dubai South show a massive dome with trellis framework set to dominate the Al Wasl Plaza area of the project.

The dome will double up as a 360-degree screen at night, projecting images to thousands of visitors both inside and outside.