Last Friday, Yanni Live at the Burj Khalifa was a genuinely enlightening experience for Dubai residents. Yanni in concert remains one of the great musical spectacles of our time worldwide. The charismatic Greek instrumentalist vowed 4,000 fans under the majestic setting of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.
Even though lease rate for units in the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, are not yet established, analysts believe the expected rental rates for commercial spaces in the tower will handsomely beat the ongoing rates in other established high-rise buildings of the world, such as the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) in Chicago, United States.
This brings me back to the Armani hotel. Are we in the Gulf ready for all that it represents? Well, in the sense that Armani’s fashion specialities (as far as I know) are classic — and relatively timeless — black suits and dresses, then this is probably the right fashion brand for us to start with.
Destinology is offering five nights at the five star Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai from £849 per adult and £279 per child (under 16yrs old). This price includes five nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, return private car transfers and return economy class flights with Qatar Airways from London via Doha.
In addition to the week-long integrated The Dubai Mall Summer Camp offered, parents also have the option of enrolling their children for any of the individual summer camps at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink and KidZania®.
They are the neighbouring gulf states battling it out for economic supremacy. And in the latest grand example of keeping up with the Joneses,Saudi Arabia has awarded a contract to build the world's tallest skyscraper, shattering the current record held by a building in Dubai.
The emirate is famed for a number of things such as the Burj Khalifa, which is the world’s tallest building, and the ‘The World’ which is a manmade archipelago with each mini island a potential home for the super-rich. Many people travel to Dubai for holidays, but there is probably just as much, if not more, coming to do business.
Six Construct, a Belgian company that helped to build the Burj Khalifa, and its Saudi partner, El Seif Engineering Contracting, are vying for the project against Australia’s Multiplex Construction and Saudi BinLadin Group, one of the biggest construction companies in the region
We have seen the Burj Khalifa from different angles, at different times of the year and during different seasons. But what really takes the cake is a glimpse of the Burj Khalifa from space. Yes, space!