Andrew Flintoff and his family have set up home in Dubai. Here, he offers a guide to the city and reveals why it's the ideal location for a cricketer. And you should definitely visit the new Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. As it happens I'm scared of heights – when I went up the Empire State Building I nearly passed out – but here I survived a trip up to the observation deck.
The Dubai International Financial center, a focal point of regional finance, is also home to top fashion stores such as Villa Moda and Issey Miyake. Even the domestic real estate sector has incorporated fashion into its lineup of developments, as embodied by the Hotel Armani in the Burj Khalifa and the upcoming Isla Moda, the world's first dedicated fashion island to be built on Dubai's 'The World' project, which will feature limited-edition homes designed by fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld.
Arif Amiri, Chief Executive Officer at Emaar Retail LLC, which manages KidZania, said: "The media plays an increasingly important role in shaping public dialogue and pushing the knowledge horizons of youngsters.
A symbol of UAE’s civic pride, Burj Khalifa is saluting the nation’s visionary leadership and the spirit of solidarity that marks the 41st National Day celebration, with a spectacular illumination of the global icon featuring the colours of the national flag on the façade of the tower’s uppermost levels, until December 7.
Dubai gears up for Eid Al Adha with a plethora of activities for the extended festive weekend. If shopping malls are already buzzing with offers, then special events are organised to entertain residents and visitors alike. Meanwhile, the world’s tallest tower – Burj Khalifa - is all set to host visitors early morning on this Eid day to watch the sun rise over the emirate.
As Playmrn Balgoev lined up the world’s tallest tower in his camera’s viewfinder, he wondered what Dubai looked like from the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa. Unfortunately, the 27-year-old tourist from Bulgaria will leave the emirate without finding out.
Just 37 years old, Arif Mirza is one of the few people in the world who can afford to live on the 35th floor of the towering Burj Khalifa. Never mind the building’s crappy human waste management system, this is luxury that some people dream of having. But Mirza plans to give it all up for 33 days.
In the heart of Dubai is the soaring Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building opened in January 2010. This shining silver monolith stands 828m high and has 160 storeys. A high-speed lift with a 1970s inspired light and sound show inside takes just one minute to climb to the 124th floor observation deck.
The cash prize draw from MashreqMillionaire will be held on June 3rd in the tallest building in the world, "At The Top Burj Khalifa" from 8 to 8.30 pm. The grand draw will be attended by senior officials of Mashreq and Burj Khalifa, including MashreqMillionaire customers, to witness the event everyone has been waiting for.