The fireworks display on New Year's Eve at Burj Khalifa will be the highest in the world and will be guided by satellites, XPRESS can exclusively reveal. The visual extravaganza will be put together by a 120-member team of Prisme International, the company behind the show at the Burj Khalifa launch on January 4.
Depa Limited, the interior design contractor who fitted out the Emirates Palace Hotel, Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa, has signed a $60m contract in Angola, the Dubai-based company announced on Wednesday. Based in Dubai, but with sixteen offices and 8,000 staff worldwide, Depa has worked on projects such as the Atlantis Hotel, Armani Hotel and Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Yas Island and Emirates Palace hotels in Abu Dhabi, the Dubai Metro, Dubai Airport and the Savoy and Waldorf hotels in London.
Saudi Arabia will help China build a $1.3bn luxury hotel modelled on Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, according to newspaper reports from Beijing. The People’s Daily Online quoted a senior official as saying that graphics and planning of the ‘seven-star’ hotel had already been completed. The announcement was made at a press conference on Wednesday.
Dubai hotels and hotel apartments recorded Dh9.8 billion in revenue in the first half of 2012, marking a 22 per cent over the same period last year, according to the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). Guest numbers in the emirate’s hotels and hotel apartments, meanwhile, posted a 10 per cent increase to 5.027 million guests in the January-June period over the corresponding period a year earlier, the tourism body said in a statement on Monday.
With its numerous casinos, resorts, and showy leisure establishments, Macau has gained for itself the monicker “New Las Vegas” and has since been remembered, more than anything else, for this name. Among the famous international hotel chains looking in its direction are MGM Grand, Wynn Hotel and Casino, Four Seasons, and the Venetian to name a few. A trip to Macau is best remembered for the city’s vibrance and the spectacular lights of its imposing, multi-million casinos.
The House of Cartier showcased unique jewellery creations in the UAE following the Paris Biennale des Antiquaires that took place from 15 to 22nd September at the Grand Palais. These unique creations were revealed in 2 magnificent, high-profile events in Abu Dhabi at the prestigious Emirates Palace held on October 5th to 7th and in Dubai on October 11th to 12th at the iconic Burj Khalifa.
PwC, the leading international professional services organisation, has relocated its Dubai staff to bigger, more spacious offices in Emaar Square, Downtown Dubai. The customised space of over 50,000 square feet was chosen to accommodate PwC's growing multinational staff in support of its ambitious growth plans, particularly on the UAE, to meet the needs of the market. PwC currently has nearly 600 people based in Dubai, representing 45 nationalities, plus almost 200 people based in Abu Dhabi and 15 in Sharjah.
The climber Alain Robert has scaled more than 120 buildings, most of them with only his bare hands. But a year after stating his ambition to climb the Burj Khalifa shortly after its opening, the "French Spider-Man" has yet to achieve his most coveted goal.