Movenpick Hotels 1amp Resorts prepares for 2017 in Downtown Dubai

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Movenpick Hotels & Resorts' Movenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai will become its seventh Dubai property when it opens in the second half of 2017.

Unplugged Burj Khalifa turns into Earth Hour’s tallest dark tower

The world’s tallest tower plunged into partial darkness for an hour yesterday to commemorate Earth Hour, the world’s biggest awareness event dedicated to fighting climate change. The Burj Khalifa joined landmarks such as the London Eye, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids and the Forbidden City in Beijing in the campaign, which aimed at attracting a billion people this year.

Fire safety standards to be stricter from next month

Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world will be on showcase at the forum. “The higher the building the risk is higher as well. We will present a case study of Burj Khalifa because it has all the safety system that protects lives. It has an evacuation system and evacuation lifts instead of a staircase in case of fire and its 38 lifts are fire and smoke-proof.

Yongsan Business Hub to Feature World’s 2nd-Tallest Building

Along with a 620-m landmark tower, 13 more high rises over 200 m will be constructed at an international business district in Seoul's Yongsan. A shopping mall of 1.04 million sq. m, which is six times the size of the COEX mall in Samseong-dong, also in the capital, will be built below street level.

Sky Has a Limit in China, ‘Supertall’ Designer Says

Malott also gave an example of what wouldn’t be built in China: “One Kilometer Tower,” a proposed supertall building that would be the first to reach 1,000 meters (3,281 feet). By comparison, the world’s highest building, recently completed Burj Khalifa in Dubai, tops out at a mere 828 meters (2,716 feet).

Leeds Met University tower voted ‘world’s best’

It beat off Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, at a ceremony organised by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Broadcasting Place, on Woodhouse Lane, was shortlisted for the award after being voted Europe's best tall building by the CTBUH in June.

New Year’s Eve in UAE: Residents pledge to stick to safety rules

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Sharjah resident Mustafa Subhani will not to go to Al Majaz WaterFront to watch the New Year’s fireworks — a ritual he usually does with family.

Eclipse produces Armani event in style

Dubai-based production specialists Eclipse played a key role in last week’s opening of the swish new Pavillion event space, in the Armani Hotel. Situated in the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, the Pavillion is an open air facility at the foot of the tower, and overlooks the adjacent Dubai fountains. Eclipse provided audio visual equipment for the extravaganza, which was attended by 650 guests and was produced by Eclipse's Richard Scott and Armani's Geraldine Wong

Lights Out, Burj Khalifa Shows the Way

Close behind the Burj Khalifa will be many other local and global landmarks, including the three tallest towers in the world after Burj Khalifa: CN Tower, Taipei 101 and Willis Tower would all stand in the dark from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on March 27. The only structure from the top five yet to confirm their participation is Malaysia’s twin wonder Petronas Towers.

Metro link now connects Burj Khalifa station to Dubai Mall

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“At 820 metres, the metro link is one of the longest of its kind, linking Dubai Metro with the leading retail and lifestyle destination in Dubai,” said Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties. “The direct connection with the Dubai Metro, which is now one of the most popular public transport modes in the city, will help in reducing vehicular traffic, and enable visitors to simply walk across from the station to Downtown Dubai through a temperature-controlled travellator.”