Investors name Dubai as top Mideast FDI hub

Global investors put their faith in Dubai's economy, making the emirate the first and most-preferred choice for future investments in the Middle East, according to an international survey released yesterday. And 81 per cent of those surveyed who have investments in Dubai plan to maintain or increase their investments in the next three years.

Height of success: From mechanic to owner of 22 Burj Khalifa units

Friends teased him about his height. He replied by purchasing 23 flats in the tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa

Traveller’s Guide To: United Arab Emirates

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.

At.mosphere opens at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

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.

New world record for fastest lift

It may well be the tallest building on the planet, but the Burj Khalifa can no longer boast the fastest lifts in the world. That record has now been clinched by the new 1 080 metre/minute lift in the 212.75-metre-high G1 Tower being built by Hitachi in Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan. This will also be the tallest lift research facility in the world.

At the top

Otis GM Sebi Joseph talks about the company's long involvement in the region, from 1967 in Abu Dhabi, culminating with the iconic Burj Khalifa. Otis Elevator Company is represented directly in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

A High Escapade: At.mosphere Bar and Lounge

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.

Cambodia aims high with skyscraper

If the project goes ahead, it would top the Taipei 101 Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Centre and Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers – the world's three tallest buildings after the 828m Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Hukama wins ‘Best Chinese Restaurant’ and Amatista adjudged city’s ‘Best New Lounge’ at Time...

Hukama at The Address Downtown Dubai won 'Best New Chinese Restaurant' and Amatista at The Address Dubai Mall won 'Best New Lounge' at the Time Out Restaurant's and Nightlife Awards 2010 respectively. Both venues offer a lively ambience, superior service and delectable cuisine.

Burj designers will sketch Godrej’s Gujarat township

The hands that designed the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, will now be sketching homes for the Indian customer. None other than Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), one of the world’s largest architectural and engineering firms, has been roped in by Godrej Properties for the Rs 5,000-crore project in Gujarat.

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