Mandarin Oriental to open new hotel in Downtown Dubai

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is to manage a second luxury hotel and branded residences in Dubai, due to open in 2020, the group announced on Tuesday. The hotel, located in...

Traveller’s Guide To: United Arab Emirates

The Empire State Building. The Petronas Towers. Lincoln Cathedral. The list of those buildings that have been ranked as the tallest in the world gained a new number one on Monday this week with the official opening of the Burj Dubai, now renamed the Burj Khalifa in honour of the current president of the UAE. Five years and £2.5bn in the constructing, this 828-metre (2,717ft) skyscraper supersedes its predecessor – the Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan – by an astonishing 309 metres.

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 experience the different features of...

Sky Mile Tower in Tokyo to Overtake Burj Khalifa as World’s Tallest Building

Just imagine a gigantic structure which does not only surpass the height of the tallest building in the world, but doubles the height of the Burj Khalifa. This tall structure...

Emirates expects busy start to 2017.

Emirates expects a busy start to 2017, as travellers return from the holiday season. Close to 250,000 passengers are expected to pass through Emirates’ Concourses and Terminal 3 in...

Wind tunnel tests successfully completed at Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour in 2016

Emaar Properties successfully completed advanced wind tunnel tests for the new tower in Dubai Creek Harbour in 2016. The tests determined the structural strength and durability of the building. The Tower,...

Groundbreaking of Dubai’s The Tower to take place today

Dubai is once again reaching for the sky with the groundbreaking of the emirate's brand new icon, The Tower, set to be taller than Burj Khalifa, will take place...

New world record for fastest lift

It may well be the tallest building on the planet, but the Burj Khalifa can no longer boast the fastest lifts in the world. That record has now been clinched by the new 1 080 metre/minute lift in the 212.75-metre-high G1 Tower being built by Hitachi in Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan. This will also be the tallest lift research facility in the world.

‘The Tower’ undergoes ground engineering testing

Santiago Calatrava’s supertall building coming up in Dubai – The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour – has undergone an extensive ground engineering investigation to ensure its stability. Dutch firm Fugro...

Dubai NYE fireworks to stream live on Twitter

Dubai: Global developer Emaar Properties and Twitter announced today that they are partnering to live stream the New Year’s Eve firework displays in Dubai to a global Twitter audience....

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Burj Khalifa opens highest lounge in world to public

Burj Khalifa opens highest lounge in world to public

The Lounge - Burj Khalifa Dubai

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...