A new contemporary art space, The Pavilion Downtown Dubai, is set to open on Thursday February 24. The non-commercial space aims to provide a place to view, discuss and participate in work by local and international artists. The building hosts two gallery spaces. It was formerly a sales office and is situated in Downtown Dubai, opposite the Burj Khalifa.
Visitors to the Burj Khalifa can now take home a souvenir of their visit in the shape of a gold bar emblazoned with the logo of the tallest building on the planet. The first Gold To Go machines in the emirate were installed at tower’s observation deck and in the souvenir shop at the adjoining Dubai Mall on Wednesday. Each dispenses four different types of gold bars, in sizes ranging from 2.5 grams to one ounce (28.3g).
At the launch of its new venue adjacent to the Burj Khalifa, McLaren executives told Gulf News that the company plans more showrooms in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which will be operated by Al Habtoor Motors, as well as establishing a presence in Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
With only about 75 of the 900 apartments in the tower occupied, asking rents in the tower have fallen almost 50 percent, Better Homes sales adviser Laura Adams told Gulf News. Studio apartments are now available for about $1,800 a month, down from $3,000, while two-bedroom units once priced at $7,100 a month now rent for about $4,300.
“We offer a studio and one bedroom (1,150 square feet) fully serviced apartments in the Burj Khalifa for short term stay. These apartments have full view (of) the fountain or the sea. The apartments have spacious reception area, a semi closed kitchen plan, where bed rooms have an on-suite bath, a powder room for the guest.”
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai was present at the inauguration of the Education Without Borders (EWB) 2011 at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai on Monday.
Emaar Properties, the developer’s of Burj Khalifa, has increased service charge for residential, office and Armani units for 2011, 'Emirates24|7' can reveal. The Dubai-based developer has hiked the charges by between 4 and 7 per cent for this year, compared with 2010 charges.
The UAE Minister of Economy's keynote speech from the 4th Arabian Business Forum is shown in full below. HE Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori is the UAE's minister of economy. He was speaking at the 4th Arabian Business Forum, held at the Armani Hotel Dubai on May 23, 2011
Eager crowds may catch their final glimpses of Tom Cruise this week as filming outside the Burj Khalifa for Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol wraps up. The Hollywood star has been dangling off the world's tallest tower this week, reprising his role as Ethan Hunt in the fourth instalment of the spy thrillers. On Saturday, he dropped down to the observation tower on the 124th floor to the shock - and delight - of tourists inside.