Construction underway on Four Seasons Bahrain

Developers of the Bahrain Bay Development in Manama have confirmed that construction is finally underway on the project’s 201m-high Four Seasons hotel. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill – the company behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – Bahrain Bay is a US $2.5 billion project is a mixed-use waterfront development that has been in construction since 2006.

Building on Saudi hopes

A 60,000-seater stadium near Jeddah, a new airport in Medina and a tower that could eclipse Dubai’s Burj Khalifa as the tallest in the world are just some of the projects in Saudi Arabia that have caught the eye of international construction companies.

Arab channels are niche players on threadbare stages

Indeed, Wednesday's star-studded launch of the MBC Drama channel at the Burj Khalifa was something of an exception. For this is an industry populated by an increasingly vast array of satellite TV channels, and an equally vast array of funding levels.

Taller in more ways

During his early career, Suwaidi overcame a number of difficult obstacles. But, it was when he first started work at the Burj Khalifa that he faced his biggest professional hurdle. “I was very happy to get the job at the Burj Khalifa. I was delighted,” he insists.

People-Powered Skyscraper to Claim New “World’s Tallest” Crown in Dubai

It’s been just three months since the Burj Khalifa took the title of “world’s tallest building”, and already the shifting sands of Dubai have spawned a successor! A paragon of modern architecture, the iconic ICARUS tower is currently soaring towards the sky to become the next “World’s Tallest Building”.

New Technology May Double the Height of Skyscrapers

Finnish elevator manufacturer KONE has unveiled a new hoisting technology that will enable elevators to travel heights of one kilometer – twice the distance than currently possible.

Spec Ops game preview blocked in UAE

Online previews of a new computer game set in Dubai after the city is devastated by a natural disaster are being blocked in the UAE. The battle scenes in Spec Ops: The Line are set against familiar landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa that have been ravaged by powerful sandstorms.

Dynalite lighting control system, a towering achievement at Burj Khalifa

The state-of-the-art Philips Dynalite lighting control system was installed at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, setting new standards in lighting ambience and functionality. Burj Khalifa stands at over 828 metres, setting new records in terms of its structure and facilities.

Dubai’s Nakheel Tower To become the tallest building in the world

And we say these because the plan is to rise a tower over a kilometer tall, measuring in at 1,400 meters to put Burj Khalifa to shame. But the great news doesn’t stop here, this ultimate building construction is actually part of a even greater plan than this. Find out that the tower is part of a bigger marina development in Dubai that is currently in development.

Otis Elevator Launches Aggressive Plan To Reduce Carbon Footprint

Otis Elevator's latest elevator system, the Gen2, can take you up or down using up to 75 percent less energy than a conventional lift. More than 200,000 of the elevators have been installed around the world, including at the Los Angeles International Airport and Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building at 2,716 feet. Now Otis has accelerated its quest for energy-efficiency with the launch Tuesday of a new program to reduce energy use and shrink its carbon footprint.

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