Over the last few years, Dubai has become synonymous with modernity. In a matter of decades, the city has become renowned for its immense, eye watering skyscrapers, man-made islands, and its gargantuan glass shopping malls—marking the city’s architectural development as nothing short of impressive.
So it should come as no surprise that the city is also home to some of the world’s most incredible ultra-luxurious homes. Steeped in contemporary modernist designs (whilst retaining and intermingling traditional Arab elements) these houses look like a mix between midcentury LA and a Bond lair.
Here are 10 of the Emirate’s most breathtaking modernist houses.
Jumeirah House – Creato Architectos
Slan Edge House – Whitespace Architects
Esmaeil Villa – X Architects
Rashid Villa – Zas Architects
Sharjah Villa – Modular Architects
House 004 – DXB LAB
Meraas Villa – Tony Owens Partners
Barsha Villa 1 – OBE Architects
Barsha Villa 2 – OBE Architects
Luxury Villa – Plus 971 Architects