By Jamie Knights 

The opening of the Burj Khalifa has been labeled a “truly defining moment” for Emaar by Emaar Hospitality Group CEO Marc Dardenne.

Dardenne that the Downtown Burj Dubai area was a must for visitors to Dubai.

Emaar Hospitality Group CEO Marc Dardenne.
Emaar Hospitality Group CEO Marc Dardenne.

“The inauguration of Burj Dubai is truly a defining moment for all of us at Emaar. The launch of the tower today and all the world class attractions in the surrounding Downtown Burj Dubai area including The Dubai Fountain, The Dubai Mall and our spectacular hotels will truly make the area ‘the destination’ to visit for all visitors to Dubai,” Dardenne said.

“The 500-acre Downtown Burj Dubai community already has five world-class hotels – The Address Downtown Burj Dubai; The Address Dubai Mall; The Palace – The Old Town; Al Manzil and Qamardeen hotels with Armani Hotel Dubai to open shortly.”

To commemorate the inauguration of the tower today, Emaar Hospitality’s hotels in Downtown Burj Dubai have created special packages wherein on booking a Burj Dubai view room or a suite until tomorrow, guests receive complimentary access to the Dubai Ice Rink or The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and are also entitled to a 15% discount on the best available rate for stays of three nights and more.