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.
The American architect has the right resume for the job. He already grappled with effects like horizontal wind divergence and negative pressure high above the Arabian Gulf desert when he designed Dubai's Burj Khalifa, today's highest tower.
Kingdom Holding Company, the Saudi Arabia-based developer, has awarded a $1.2 billion (Dh4.41 billion) contract to the country's Bin Laden Group for constructing the one-kilometre tall tower in Jeddah that is set to break Burj Khalifa's record as the world's tallest building.
Gulf News had earlier reported that the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest structure, is supported by a large reinforced concrete mat, which is in turn supported by bored reinforced concrete piles. The design is based on extensive geotechnical and seismic investigations and analysis.
Giorgio Armani Group said it achieved turnover of more than €6 billion (Dh31.38 billion) in 2010, with net profit rising 80 per cent over 2009 to €161.0 million. The group, which operates the Armani Hotel in Dubai's Burj Khalifa, also announced the opening of more than 80 points of sale in 2010, with worldwide shops, branded facilities and outlets amounting to 1,800.
With its central location, competitive rents and spacious homes, Business Bay is on its way to being the Destination of the Future. A residential cum commercial community, the area, which runs alongside Al Khail Road, has more and more people calling it home.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority on Thursday announced that lights of Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, the Address Hotels and Dubai Festival City will be switched off as part of the city's participation in the international event.