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Raffles Dubai – opened 2007
Though some 1,500 miles away from Egypt, Raffles Dubai takes its inspiration from the Great Pyramids, with its 19 storeys coming together in a fashion the pharaohs would have been proud of. The structure's peak is sparkling gold and backlit during the night, presenting perfect photo opportunities at any time.

The growth of Dubai in the last 20 years

February 18, 2013

Over the last two decades, Dubai has grown to become one of the most popular travel destinations on the planet, spurred on by the development of huge skyscrapers, stunning hotels and beautiful features. We take a look at ten of the most impressive buildings in the emirate.