Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is managed by Emaar Retail, the leisure and retail arm of Emaar Properties. Other leisure components in Emaar Retail’s portfolio are the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink; the UAE largest megaplex with 22-screens, Reel Cinemas; the region’s largest SEGA indoor theme park, SEGA Republic; and the award-winning children’s edutainment centre, KidZania®.
IF you can imagine it, Dubai will create it. Islands in the shape of palm trees, or the planet? No problem. In fact Dubai gets quite hung up on superlatives. It has the world's tallest building in the Burj Khalifa (formerly the Burj Dubai), which soars to 800m (2,625 feet) and has more than 160 storeys.
Dubai Shopping Festival, the annual shopping extravaganza that attracts millions from across the globe has kicked off here, as the UAE attempts to boost its indifferent retail sector. A woman examines a gift at the souvenir shop of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building in Dubai.
Two aerobatics teams participating in this year’s Al Ain Aerobatic Show have made a spectacular fly-past over the southern emirates at the start of the second day of the internationally acclaimed event. At 9.50am, the seven L-39 Albatros Breitling Team jets joined forces with the four BAC 167 Strikemasters of Team Viper, flying over Al Ain before heading towards Dubai. They passed over Burj Khalifa and Atlantis Hotel and then headed to the coast of Abu Dhabi, circling over the Emirates Palace Hotel and Grand Mosque and finally returning to Al Ain.
The Burj Khalifa rises like a glass spike, nearly a kilometre into the Dubai sky. There's no taller building in the world. Despite suffering from vertigo in the past, Andrew Flintoff is up for my suggestion that we go to the top. As we head for the world's fastest elevator, he reveals his previous wobbles negotiating tall buildings.
To get to "At the Top," the observation deck's, you have to enter through The Dubai Mall’s lower-ground level. Before you pop your ears on the elevator up, brush up on your knowledge of Dubai and the building with multimedia displays like "Dubai Then and Now," "From Earth to the Sky" and "From Vision to Reality." You'll also see a big illuminated model of the Burj Khalifa, formerly called the Burj Dubai, where you can learn about the skyscraper.
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.’
After opening to the public on January 5th, the world's tallest skyscraper -- the Burj Khalifa has attracted more than three-thousand visitors each day. The ticket price to visit the tower is 100 Dirham, or 200 yuan RMB for adult, while ticket for children is 75 Dirham, or 150 yuan RMB.
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.
Pronto, Enoc's fresh food and gourmet coffee offer, has opened its first offsite store at KidZania, the edutainment centre recently opened at The Dubai Mall. Located next to the parents' lounge, Pronto provides the same menu offered in onsite stores, with products ranging from baked goods, fresh juices, iced drinks, coffee and newspapers.