One of my favorite aspects of Dubai is the unique, modern architecture. Since this city shot out of seemingly nothing, most of the construction took place over the past 5 years.
Personally, I am a huge fan of the Villas and houses in Dubai. The residential Villas and houses are generally boxy shaped, and constructed using cement. Here are some pictures:
Going downtown, and just walking down Emirates road is a treat in of itself. You can view some of these building: