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Dubai will be home to the tallest tower in the world - dwarfing the current tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa, by 100 meters (328 feet).
A dusty industrial zone in flashy Dubai has become an unlikely home for a flourishing underground art scene that has grown even as the emirate's fortunes declined, curbing appetites for extravagant pieces. Al Quoz, home to stark warehouses and a huge cement factory in the shadow of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, is a far cry from the glitz and glamour that has come to be associated with Dubai.
The Shard, which is under construction on the south bank of the Thames, is offering the highest residences in the city. Apartments will occupy floors 53 to 65 in the tower, which will be western Europe's tallest building. While The Shard will be the tallest building in Europe, it is dwarfed by the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, which measures 828 metres. And Dubai will soon boast the two tallest pure residential towers in the world, the Pentominium, which will rise to 515 metres, and the Princess Tower at 414 metres.
Job seekers thronged the Emaar headquarter in Emaar Business Park building number 3 located in the Greens on Friday early morning to try their luck for a limited number of customer service jobs advertised by the company's unit. From Friday early morning, smartly-dressed job seekers of different nationalities poured in for walk-in interviews - even from other emirates – for the job of Customer Service Assistants at Emaar Retail LLC.
While waiting to go through passport control at Dubai airport, a sign informed me that as little as 20 years ago there was only one skyscraper amid the desert here. Since then this arid, inhospitable landscape has grown into a major business hub and has created a luxurious service industry to cater for the wealth it attracts.
The 160-room hotel opened in April last year next to Dubai Mall and occupies floors ground to eight and levels 38 and 39 of the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa. As Dubai was slowly recovering from its debt crisis, the hotel's opening provided important evidence of renewed investment confidence in the destination.