Visitors should again be able to scale the world’s tallest tower from tomorrow when it is due to reopen after a ten-day closure. Burj Khalifa’s 124th floor observation deck has been undergoing mainten-ance after passengers were left trapped when lifts jammed last week. The ticket office of the ‘At the Top’ experience said it was expected to reopen but advised visitors to call ahead to confirm.
From family-friendly events including fireworks at the Burj Khalifa, a world of shopping at Global Village, festive frolics at the Dubai Dolphinarium, and a taste of theatre with the classic tale of Peter Pan, to more grown-up events including concerts and New Year’s Eve parties, there are a whole host of reasons to celebrate this Festive Season in Dubai.
Thanks to a minimum spend request of Dh450 per person, I knew, even before I had stepped into the sleek, high-speed lift, ready to be whooshed up to the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, that dinner at At.mosphere Grill, the world's highest restaurant, was going to be expensive. What I'd also expected, though, was that it would impress.
HTC has just outed the T-Mobile G2, a QWERTY packing Android stunner that will replace the G1, better known as the world’s first Android smartphone.Of course, with the device being T-Mobile branded there’s more chance of you bungee jumping off the Burj Khalifa then seeing an official launch over here.
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.