The Armani experience begins with a Bentley waiting at the Dubai International Airport. The driver offers a cold towel and a choice of still or sparkling water while, fittingly, Travie McCoy's chart-topper "Billionaire" plays on the radio. Though it's 6 a.m., staff members whisk a traveler from the muted atrium lobby of circular steel-gray couches to the eighth floor.
Are you celebrating your birthday in January? If yes, head to At the Top, Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest observation deck with an outdoor terrace, which marks its first anniversary of opening on January 4, to win attractive prizes. One of the world’s most popular tourism destinations, At the Top, located in Level 124 of Burj Khalifa, is celebrating its first anniversary with an array of promotional activities that will pamper visitors with a wide range of exciting gifts, an official release said.
After six days of glaring color — Armani himself featured watermelon red in his Emporio collection shown earlier in the week — it was a real surprise to see a show where the brightest shade was midnight blue. In his fashion notes, Armani said he drew inspiration for the collection from the Tuareg, the blue nomads of the desert, so called for the dark face covers worn by the men. The designer probably has desert on his mind since the opening of his luxury hotel in Dubai earlier this year. A dunned version was projected at the end of the runway.
Living in the world’s tallest tower is now just a thousand dirhams away, if advertisements on Dubai-based websites are to be believed. The owner of a one-bed apartment in Burj Khalifa is leasing his flat for Dh999 per day. That is close to 40 per cent cheaper than the average daily rate of a deluxe room in the Armani Hotel, also in the Burj Khalifa.
Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group is scouting for partners to make its India foray. The company plans to bring in its five star hotel brand ‘The Address’ in the Indian market. “We are at discussion stage with some companies,” Marc Francois-Dardenne, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Hospitality told Business Standard.
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.
The top responses from the 22 journalists canvassed included were “Orcas, Burj Khalifa, George Clooney, and the Mona Lisa.” Shall we conclude that Oceanco has a killer instinct, reaches to build the biggest in the world, has the sexiest yachts, and is at the same time enigmatic?
Dubai's Burj Khalifa, completed in 2010, is now the world's tallest building. As it was being built, Dubai nearly went bust and the world slid into the Great Recession. "Thankfully for the world economy, there is not currently a skyscraper under construction that is planned to overtake the height of the Burj Khalifa," the report said.
In addition to the special tribute performance by The Dubai Fountain, Emaar is showcasing an array of celebratory events across Downtown Dubai to mark the UAE National Day celebrations. These include the Emirates Classic Car Festival, the colourful Downtown Dubai Parade, and a host of activities at The Dubai Mall.