Elevator uplift

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More recently, passengers were left stranded between floors after their lift car broke down inside the Burj Khalifa. And, in March this year, British former F1 driver Stirling Moss broke his ankles after falling down an elevator shaft in London.

111-storey tower coming up on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

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“We launch the tower in the next six weeks. It will be 111-storey high and will be the second tallest tower on Sheikh Zayed Road after Burj Khalifa,” said Meydan Chairman Saeed Humaid Al Tayer. The tower will be located close to Radisson Royal Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Will Tom Cruise be in Dubai today?

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According to a release issued by IMAX Melbourne, projectionist Dave Booty is flying to Dubai tonight to screen a special 17-minutes preview for the production team. Booty is scheduled to screen the IMAX footage of Cruise scaling Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

Luxury and Unrest

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Could the dramatic events in the Middle East ultimately be a bonus to the luxury industry? For John Hooks, deputy chairman and director at Giorgio Armani, the Middle East is not new territory, with Dubai the home of the first Armani hotel and with the brand’s strong presence in the Gulf region. “Until the present disturbances, the three major factors that have determined the evolution of the market have been the price of oil, the generational change in the ruling class and the demographic explosion,”

Upscale diner Ketchup to open in Downtown Dubai

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The UAE version of the US-based restaurant Ketchup will be opening in Downtown Dubai in September 2013 with an 'Eat One Kilo in Eight Minutes' competition to get into the restaurant's Hall of Fame.

London Bulgari hotel expects ‘no competition’ in luxury market

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For example, Versace has launched its Palazzo Versace hotel brand in Australia’s Gold Coast and in Dubai, while Armani Hotels & Resorts are currently present in Dubai and Milan. Bulgari Hotels & Resorts said it is currently “considering many opportunities” for future projects.

Emaar Malls Group and Baker and Spice launch new season of UAE Farmers’ Market

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A new season of the popular Farmers' Market in Dubai will be held at Souk Al Bahar. Following on its launch success in April, and by popular demand, the Farmers' Market returns on Friday 10 December as a weekly event (with the exception of Friday 31 December) throughout the cooler months, between 10.00 - 17.00.

Saudi Arabia to Build World’s Tallest Building

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Saudi Arabia will build a building that has a height 5280 feet or 1 mile or 1.6 kilometers. This building is well past the current world’s tallest building, Burj Dubai’s Khalifa in 2717 feet tall. Building which will be located in Jeddah is estimated to cost U.S. $ 30 billion.

A High Escapade: At.mosphere Bar and Lounge

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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.

The Big Six: Fashion hotels

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The first of two fashion-brand hotels to open this year in Dubai (there's also a Palazzo Versace in the pipeline), the Armani Hotel will take up floors five to eight and two higher levels of the Burj Khalifa. Don't expect anything here to be done on a subtle scale – 160 rooms and suites (all furnished with signature Armani/ Casa designs), Armani/Dolci artisan confectionery, Armani/Fiori bespoke flower arrangements, an Armani/Privé nightclub and a spa will all be part of the operation when it opens next month.