Krystian to climb Burj Khalifa next year

Polish unicyclist Krystian Herba, the new world record holder of Stairs Climbing By Bicycle, hopes to conquer Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower measuring 828 metres, next year. “After going to Burj Khalifa today, I have this desire to climb it as soon as I get more information about it,” Kyrstian said.

Dancing raisins, pyrotechnics …

“Using a dynamo, we can demonstrate how LED lights, like the ones used to light up the Burj Khalifa, can be lit through kinetic energy,” 13-year old Aman Mihir said as his group mate Aiman Anees placed the dynamo against a moving bicycle wheel. The one-metre high model Burj Khalifa came to life almost instantly, as did the tiny LED street lights along the replica of Shaikh Zayed Road.

Mohanlal to get a ‘tall’ address

He doesn’t need an introduction. But he now has a new address that his fans need to be introduced to. Malayalam matinee idol Mohanlal is set to be the latest Indian celebrity to add the Burj Khalifa tag to his address. Popularly known as Lalettan, the versatile actor, who already has a villa at Arabian Ranches, is finalising the purchase of a luxury apartment at the world’s tallest building, Khaleej Times has learnt.

Dubai Marathon: At a Glance

The start and finish for the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2012 will be in Downtown Dubai adjacent to the Burj Khalifa. The starts for the Marathon, 10km Road Race and 3km Fun Run will be from the same start gantry location just up from the Burj Khalifa outside the Pavilion. The finish area for the Marathon, 10km Road Race and 3km Fun Run will be through the same finish gantry location on the opposite side of the road from the start gantry.

Emaar Says to Realise Burj Khalifa Revenues in 2010

DUBAI – The Middle East’s largest listed developer Emaar Properties said on Thursday that it will realise revenues from the sale of properties at the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, formerly called Burj Dubai, in the financial year of 2010.

Emaar launches new hotel project in Downtown Dubai

Emaar Properties on Sunday announced to build a new hotel in Downtown area and that will be the second tallest property in the high-end area, according to chief executive officer for retail Arif Amiri. Amiri did not disclose value of the project and even declined to give the sale price. “We will announce the price at public launch on September 22,” he told reporters at a news conference.

Celebrations on top of the world

Nasser Juma, Head of the Organising Committee for National Day Events and Activities, told Khaleej Times that the DTCM had planned to hold the National Day festivities on top of Burj Khalifa from the moment it decided to prepare the agenda for this year’s celebration.

New areas in Dubai where expats can own property

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Regulation No. 2 of 2012 to add some land to areas where non-UAE nationals may own real estate properties in the emirate of Dubai.

Lights out, hopes in

Around 204,000 kw/h of electricity and 122,000kg of carbon emissions were saved as Dubai residents paraded down Burj Plaza towards the Burj Khalifa and back for Earth Hour. Windy and hazy conditions failed to dampen the spirits of enthusiastic walkers as they marched together.

Dubai Bank honoured by ACN

Dubai Bank on Monday announced that it had won the award for Banking and Finance Implementation of the Year at the Arabian Computer News (ACN) Arab Technology Awards. The award was accepted by Dubai Bank CIO Faizal Eledath during the ceremony held at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa.

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