Traveller’s Guide To: United Arab Emirates

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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.

Baja Fresh Opens First International Restaurant

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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.

7 most expensive tables to watch the Burj Khalifa fireworks in Dubai

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Some people would do anything to get a good view of the famed Burj Khalifa fireworks display. It has now become one of the most watched iconic New Year’s...

Shaikh Hamdan’s breathtaking shots of Burj Khalifa engulfed in fog

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Thick fog has blanketed Dubai... and Shaikh Hamdan's Instagram page. While you clear your windscreen and struggle to drive through the foggy roads, take a moment to pause and look around. Dubai...

At.mosphere opens at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

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Emirate raises the bar with 442-metre-high lounge and grill called At.mosphere; outlet to serve dinner, lunch and tea. The luxury lifestyle hits a new high in Dubai with the opening this week of At.mosphere, a chi-chi fine-dining venue that is the world’s highest restaurant in a building. At.mosphere, situated 442 metres above ground on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, opens to dinner guests today, but anyone looking for a table this week will be put on a wait list, insiders said.

A High Escapade: At.mosphere Bar and Lounge

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The name “Atmosphere” refers to the height of the restaurant’s location; it is stationed so high on top the Burj Khalifa that it is, metaphorically, in atmosphere. A visit to this unique and special lounge resulted in gourmet bar food, excellent service, and of course, an outstanding selection of specialty beverages.

Dubai rated most expensive city to see in the new year

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DUBAI // Dubai has topped the rankings as the most expensive city to see in the new year for the second year in a row. According to the annual survey...