10 Incredible Modernist Houses in Dubai

The future is here

byAmina Kaabi

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



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