President Pratibha Patil today visited Burj Khalifa, the world''s tallest skyscraper, here. Patil, who is on an official visit here, visited the skyscraper, which was officially opened on January 4 this year. It was previously known as Burj Dubai. Burj means tower in Arabic language. Burj Khalifa has a number of records to its credit.
Dubai-based global property developer Emaar Properties is looking to hire staff across several departments, for its retail operations and its most iconic project, the Burj Khalifa.
FROM the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum should be master of all he surveys. But there are a few problems for the ruler of Dubai: the murk of dust and exhaust that lays heavy on the desert metropolis makes it very hard to see to the bottom, while the lifts of the newly opened building are not working, making it impossible to get to the top.
At.mosphere restaurant on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa, Dubai’s final extravagance before the financial crisis, offers a vista of the boom years. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the sail-shaped Burj al-Arab hotel, Sol Kerzner’s $1.5 billion Atlantis resort jutting out from the tip of the manmade Palm Jumeirah island, and beyond that, a huddle of towers near Dubai Marina.
Emaar Properties has announced it will roll over its US $1.32 billion (AED4.84 billion) debts into long-term project funding as fears recede of a repeat of the bail-out needed for stricken developer Nakheel. On Sunday it announced that Burj Khalifa is to tap solar power for residential water heating, using technology installed and operated by SOLE UAE Solar Systems.
A new gallery that will showcase the best in Arab contemporary talent is planning to open its doors in Downtown Dubai during April. The 3,000 square foot Ara Gallery, located near the base of the Burj Khalifa, has also earmarked community engagement as a key pillar of its strategy.
Drake & Scull boss Khaldoun Tabari has scooped the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the CEO Middle East Awards. Tabari was presented with the award at a special ceremony held on Monday night at The Armani Hotel, Dubai. The judges remarked that “under Tabari’s stewardship Drake & Scull has become one of the Gulf region’s most prominent MEP contractors.”
A last-minute decision to change the name of the skyscraper from Burj Dubai to Burj Khalifa reflected a political shift within the United Arab Emirates. Dubai’s tower now carries the name of Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the ruler of neighboring Abu Dhabi and the president of the emirates, who reluctantly rode to Dubai’s rescue last month with a $10 billion bailout.
On Jan. 4, the new decade's first day of business, grand openings of two extraordinary real estate projects were widely reported: the $8.5 billion, 18.5 million square-foot City Center complex in Las Vegas; and the $1.5 billion Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest skyscraper, standing more than a half-mile high on the east coast of the Arabian peninsula. Media commentators noted that both celebrations seemed like punctuation marks signaling the end of a decade of real estate investment excess and architectural extravagance.
“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.”