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.

Kingdom Tower Jeddah Construction update

Kingdom Tower Jeddah Construction update by -Kingdom Tower current height = 74.27m / 243.67ft -Kingdom Tower current total height = 81.86m/ 268.57ft (includes basements)

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.

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.

SOM’s Burj Khalifa immortalised in Lego

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa has become the latest building available via the Lego Architecture series. The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed tower, officially the world’s tallest building, has been reproduced in Lego bricks by Adam Reed Tucker.

Watch a drone fly over the Burj Khalifa and Dubai

Team Blacksheep flew a drone all across—or more accurately, all over—Dubai to show you downtown Dubai, the Palm Island, the Burj Al Arab and of course, the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

Contract awarded for Burj Khalifa-Dubai Mall link

The UK construction group is to extend the Dubai Mall — at 5.9 million square feet the biggest by floor space — and connect it to the 830-metre Burj Khalifa in a development that will add 100 stores and increase capacity to 100 million shoppers a year.

Thick skin

Dubai-based Alumco, one of the UAE’s largest architectural facade specialists, says the effects of the global economic slowdown finally filtered through to its services this year but, with a number of high profile projects completed in Saudi Arabia and several more under development, Alumco’s activities outside Dubai have kept the company buoyant.

Hyundai, Hitachi seek fast lift speeds to take on Otis

"They want to get into the big boys' playground," said James Fortune, an elevator consultant who has advised architects on some of the world's tallest buildings, including the current record holder, Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

Uplifting maintenance

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.

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Burj Khalifa opens highest lounge in world to public

Burj Khalifa opens highest lounge in world to public

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Samsung takes over Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to promote Galaxy S9

The company became the first tech brand to be represented on the building in an LED display. There was also a chance for consumers to...