Dubai paid its own unique tribute to Whitney Houston with a stunning fountain display set to one of her most famous songs. The Dubai Fountain danced to the haunting echoes of the hit I Will Always Love You in a specially choreographed display marking the singer’s death. The water and light show took place outside the Dubai Mall on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa lake.
"The Burj Khalifa is a global icon and I think many runners would love to say they have taken part in a race that takes place in the shadow of such an international symbol," said Ahmed Al Kamali, president of the UAE Athletic Federation, IAAF council member and general co-ordinator of the region's first IAAF Gold Label race.
Some of the original shots feature the Burj Khalifa just as the glass cladding was being applied, export goods piled up on the decks of dhows, fabric shops, cafes and jewellery displays. Photographs of different people reflect the emirate's many backgrounds and personalities.
Sculptured by Syrian artist Lutfi Romhein, ‘Together’ features an Arab couple dressed in the iconic white dish-dasha and black kandoora in typical Emirati style, made from Italian Carrara marble and Swedish black granite. Commissioned by the owner of the Courtyard Gallery, Samia Saleh, the 4.25 metre-high sculpture rest on a granite base, near the entrance to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
At.mosphere is situated on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa at a height of just over 442 metres. That the high life is lived in Dubai is now a literal truth. Residents of and visitors to Dubai will have another reason to visit the world’s tallest building as of this week, when the world’s highest restaurant in a manmade development opens at the Burj Khalifa.
If only glass cups could be replaced with classic porcelain coffee cups with saucers, the experience could be really memorable. While the signature floating table inside may catch the eye of newcomers, the terrace offers great views across to Souq Al Bahar, Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. The café opens at 8am.
To mark the ringing-in of 2012, Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) will broadcast to the world the impressive fireworks display that will benefit from the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, as its centerpiece. The fireworks can be viewed from Downtown Dubai as well as a designated location within Meydan area.
Hot Hoteliers is holding its next networking event at Armani Prive at the Armani Hotel Dubai. Attendees are invited to explore the VIP lounge, which features a resident DJ and overlooks the Dubai Fountain. Hospitality industry employees are welcome on July 26 from 7:30.
Toddlers up to 3 years of age can join in the fun at KidZania®, the newly opened innovative children’s edutainment centre in The Dubai Mall. Urbano’s House at KidZania® is the ultimate fun destination for tiny tots who can revel in a range of specially designed activities. As the name indicates, Urbano’s House is the abode of Urbano, the mascot of KidZania®, who represents children’s ‘Right to KNOW.’
While there, he treated me to a birthday dinner at the world's highest restaurant -- At.mosphere -- atop the tallest building in the world -- the Burj Khalifa in Dubai -- and it was something I won't soon forget. We were booked at 7 for dinner at the restaurant, which sits on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa.