French duo sets highest Base jump record from Burj Khalifa
Two French daredevils broke a Guinness World Record for the highest Base jump after jumping from the pinnacle of the Burj Khalifa and spiralling down the world’s tallest man-made structure.
Dubai hotels record 80% occupancy in 2013
Dubai: Hotels in Dubai recorded 80 per cent occupancy in 2013 as the hospitality market absorbed the influx of new hotel supply, according to the latest report by global consultancy Ernst and Young (EY).
Marriott eyes 10,000 rooms in Dubai by 2020
Marriott International’s plans to increase the number of hotel rooms in Dubai to 10,000 by 2020 have been underpinned by the UAE’s successful Expo 2020 bid, a senior executive of the hotel group has said.
UAE National Day: Happy 42nd birthday!
From Abu Dhabi to Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah to Dubai — and everywhere in between — citizens and residents united in pride and passion for the UAE to wave the flag.
‘Vanity height’ apart, Burj Khalifa still tallest in the world
Not counting its vanity height, Burj Khalifa remains the world’s tallest building with a highest occupied floor of 585 metres, an international body on tall buildings has told XPRESS.
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum launches virtual tour of Burj Khalifa
Google has used the latest imaging systems to present 360-degree images of Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. The virtual tour of Burj Khalifa can be experienced by visiting Google site maps at www.google.ae/streetview
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in Hindi serial
He’s known to spin epic love stories and what better place to weave romance than atop Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa? Yes, you read right. The world’s tallest building will be featured in director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s opulent TV serial Saraswatichandra.
Metro link now connects Burj Khalifa station to Dubai Mall
“At 820 metres, the metro link is one of the longest of its kind, linking Dubai Metro with the leading retail and lifestyle destination in Dubai,” said Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties. “The direct connection with the Dubai Metro, which is now one of the most popular public transport modes in the city, will help in reducing vehicular traffic, and enable visitors to simply walk across from the station to Downtown Dubai through a temperature-controlled travellator.”
Mohammad attends Forbes banquet at Burj Khalifa
Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday attended a dinner banquet hosted by Dubai government at Armani Restaurant in Burj Khalifa in honour of 500 Global Forbes CEOs who are taking part in the Forbes Global CEO Conference, held for the first time in the Middle East.
Dubai hotels and hotel apartments record Dh9.8b in revenue
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.