Dubai, like many other cities around the world, from Barcelona to Budapest, and from Miami to Marrakech, have one thing in common: It’s fascinating architecture that cannot be found anywhere else.
Conde Nast Traveller magazine revealed the top 20 cities titled “The World’s 20 Best Cities for Architecture Lovers” which explains that the visual design of a city can transport you through time, while planting you firmly in a very specific place.

Contemporary Architecture
The city of Dubai was described as being a home to contemporary architecture, having transformed from a sleepy dessert oasis to one of the most transformed within only 10 years period. It is today the home to the world’s tallest building, a seven-star hotel, the Burj al Arab, and the only man-made archipelago modelled after the seven continents.

Top 20 cities for architecture:

1. St. Petersburg, Russia: Rococo
2. Brasília, Brazil: Futurism
3. Athens, Greece: Classical
4. Budapest, Hungary: Art Nouveau
5. Rome, Italy: Baroque
6. Hanoi, Vietnam: French Colonial
7. Miami, Florida: Art Deco
8. Mason City, Iowa: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School
9. Tel Aviv, Israel: Bauhaus
10. Barcelona, Spain: Catalan Modernism
11. Seattle, Washington: American Arts & Crafts
12. Chandigarh, India: Mid-Century Modernism
13. Florence, Italy: Renaissance
14. Istanbul, Turkey: Byzantine/Ottoman
15. Columbus, Indiana: Modernism and Post-Modernism
16. Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, New York: Victorian
17. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Contemporary
18. Marrakech, Morocco: Moorish Architecture
19. Oxford, England: Gothic Revival
20. Portland, Oregon: Green Architecture

Source: Gulf News