For Hend Al Mutawa, the stakes are high. The Emirati designer is planning the world's highest fashion show on April 14 at At.mosphere on the 122nd level of the Burj Khalifa Tower. "I was looking for a venue for my debut solo fashion show and figured if I wanted it to be the best show, with the highest level of fashion, why not host in the highest venue in the world?
When hotels across Dubai were dropping rack rates all through the year to shore up occupancy levels, two of the hotels within Downtown Burj Khalifa more than held their own. And we can put it down to the location, not to mention the helping hand lent by proximity to the world's tallest tower.
The poster shows Tom Cruise, the film's lead actor, who, as super spy Ethan Hunt, scaled the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, among other stunts performed in Dubai. The film releases at the end of the year and is hotly tipped to play a role in the Dubai International Film Festival in December.
You've heard of Dubai's record breaking Burj Khalifa, the tallest free-standing structure in the world at 828 metres tall. Well, it appears Dubai is about to shatter the record book's tallest category once again. Hard Rock Café says it is building the world's tallest guitar at 118 feet (approximately 36 metres) high to mark the café's re-opening at its new location in Dubai Festival City (DFC) this coming October.
Traffic congestion around the First Interchange (known as Defence Roundabout), on Shaikh Zayed Road near Burj Khalifa, will ease once the project is completed in December this year. Though, some of the bridges on the three-tier interchange have opened, diversions and road blocks cause massive traffic congestion in the area, especially on roads leading to the Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Mall and Al Safa area.
I almost loathe to share with you my new secret place in Dubai for fear of y'all stampeding it, resulting in yours truly not being able to get a table anymore! But in the spirit of passing good news along and spreading the love, and the fact that no doubt the good news is circulating like juicy gossip, my new oasis in the desert is The Pavilion Downtown Dubai.
Tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki went to the top twice in one week. On Friday, the Dane went back to the top of the WTA rankings to regain her title as World No 1 having cruised through her quarterfinal at the Dubai Duty Free Dubai Tennis Championships. Earlier this week she took a trip to At The Top — the viewing deck of the world's tallest building The Burj Khalifa.