New Year’s fireworks 2017: Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai

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Guides can confirm that the Burj Khalifa fireworks display, which has become one of the most watched spectacles on the planet, will begin at the stroke of midnight on...

Damac to release new luxury hotel apartment units in Dubai

Damac Properties has announced the new release of units in Damac Maison Privé, waterfront hotel apartments in the Burj area with direct views of Business Bay’s marina. The developer said...

Elevator uplift

More recently, passengers were left stranded between floors after their lift car broke down inside the Burj Khalifa. And, in March this year, British former F1 driver Stirling Moss broke his ankles after falling down an elevator shaft in London.

Sustainable by design

When the Burj Khalifa opened with a dazzling fireworks display earlier this year, the tower was hailed as a marvel of modern engineering, which it certainly is. However, it is also an excellent example of sustainability at work.

Dubai’s Old Town neighbourhood

Old Town forms part of Downtown Burj Dubai, a vast development between Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road that is home to the sky-piercing Burj Khalifa. Grabbing at the skirt tails of the Burj is The Address hotel, its distinctive spatula-shaped silhouette a landmark in its own right. Next door is the cavernous retail cathedral of Dubai Mall.

Iraq’s Bride Tower aims to top Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower

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Iraq's southern Basra Province is planning to build a 1,152 metre "mega tall" skyscraper which will be taller than Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world, and the under-construction 1km Kingdom Tower in Jeddah.

Burj Dubai – The World’s Tallest Building

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The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa (formerly known as Burj Dubai), officially opened Jan. 4 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Architect Adrian Smith, who designed Burj Khalifa while at the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, attended the opening ceremonies. Burj Khalifa's official height was announced at 828 meters, or 2,716.5 feet. "It was the culmination of many years of work and one of the most thrilling moments of my career," said Smith, who left SOM in 2006 to start his own firm, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

Hyder Consulting takes safety and sustainability to a new level

In May 2010, a number of Hyder's clients were taken on a knowledge sharing tour of the Burj Khalifa site to demonstrate the company's strength and direction in health & safety leadership.

Uplifting maintenance

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In Dubai on 11 January, a tour to the At The Top observation deck of Burj Khalifa turned into a nightmare for 15 visitors when they became stuck between floors in a high-speed lift, and had to be rescued via a service lift. Apparently the problem was only a ‘stall’, and hence not a major problem, but neither Burj Khalifa nor lift supplier Otis has issued any statement to date about the incident.

Kingdom Tower to top reigning champ Burj Khalifa by 173m

The US-headquartered architectural practice Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) has revealed the design for the Kingdom Tower, which is to be the world’s tallest building at 1 kilometre height.