Sky Mile Tower in Tokyo to Overtake Burj Khalifa as World’s Tallest Building

Just imagine a gigantic structure which does not only surpass the height of the tallest building in the world, but doubles the height of the Burj Khalifa. This tall structure...

Traveller’s Guide To: United Arab Emirates

The Empire State Building. The Petronas Towers. Lincoln Cathedral. The list of those buildings that have been ranked as the tallest in the world gained a new number one on Monday this week with the official opening of the Burj Dubai, now renamed the Burj Khalifa in honour of the current president of the UAE. Five years and £2.5bn in the constructing, this 828-metre (2,717ft) skyscraper supersedes its predecessor – the Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan – by an astonishing 309 metres.

Armani: coming soon to an airport near you

The 75-year-old designer opened his first hotel at the world's tallest tower in Dubai last month and plans a new hotel in Milan in 2011, as he keeps investors guessing on the future of his company.

Baja Fresh Opens First International Restaurant

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, a quick-casual chain, has opened its first international location at the entrance of Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE. The menu features an array of tacos, burritos, salads and fajitas made from fire-grilled meats and produce. The restaurant also features a salsa bar. The restaurant said that the new 900sqft outlet is owned and operated by Khalil Asfour, of Vetra Investments. Mr Asfour also owns and operates a number of other concepts and has secured the rights to develop Baja Fresh’s sister brand La Salsa, with plans to open its first location in Dubai later in 2010.

Dubai NYE fireworks to stream live on Twitter

Dubai: Global developer Emaar Properties and Twitter announced today that they are partnering to live stream the New Year’s Eve firework displays in Dubai to a global Twitter audience....

Emirates expects busy start to 2017.

Emirates expects a busy start to 2017, as travellers return from the holiday season. Close to 250,000 passengers are expected to pass through Emirates’ Concourses and Terminal 3 in...

Businesses get used to new name of Burj Khalifa

There was still no mention of the Burj Khalifa moniker in the vicinity of the tower two days after its historic opening. Emaar Properties, which spent US$1.5 billion (Dh5.51bn) on the structure, had yet to make a statement on the name change or its implications, nor had the Roads and Transport Authority announced whether the Burj Dubai Metro station would have its name changed.

Burj Dubai is Finished, But at What Environmental Value?

We covered the grand opening ceremony of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Tower, formerly called Burj Dubai. But amidst all the fireworks and fanfare, does this 818 meter high monument to human engineering achievement represent any innovations towards combating global warming, climate change, or other environmental breakthough – or is it simplyanother “Tower of Babel,” constructed by misguided human beings still trying to build us a city and a tower with its top in heaven?

Wind tunnel tests successfully completed at Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour in 2016

Emaar Properties successfully completed advanced wind tunnel tests for the new tower in Dubai Creek Harbour in 2016. The tests determined the structural strength and durability of the building. The Tower,...

Groundbreaking of Dubai’s The Tower to take place today

Dubai is once again reaching for the sky with the groundbreaking of the emirate's brand new icon, The Tower, set to be taller than Burj Khalifa, will take place...

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Burj Khalifa opens highest lounge in world to public

Burj Khalifa opens highest lounge in world to public

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Samsung takes over Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to promote Galaxy S9

The company became the first tech brand to be represented on the building in an LED display. There was also a chance for consumers to...