Cymbalic interpretation…

Commissioned by SOM and EMAAR Properties, ‘World Voices' is explained by Plensa as such: "The residential lobby area of Burj Khalifa is a meeting place of diverse cultures and nationalities - a metaphor of the diversity of our global society. World Voices is homage to this diversity and a celebration of life."

Towering Kuala Lumpur

At 452m, the twin towers, built in 1998, are not only stunning in appearance but ranked as the tallest buildings in the world until 2004 when they were surpassed by the Taiwanese megabuilding, Taipei 101. At 509m, Tapei 101's spire added another 57m to the world mark, and Petronas duly lost its top-dog status. At 828m, Burj Khalifa in Dubai has now eclipsed this.

The Pavilion Downtown Dubai to open on February 24

Located in Downtown Dubai opposite Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, The Pavilion was formerly the sales office of Emaar Properties. Emaar together with the multidivisional group Cultural Engineering joined forces to renovate the building and convert it to form a culturally based programme for the community. The Pavilion supports a dialogue between art and its audience further enhancing the cultural landscape of the city, creating a place for families, enthusiasts, patrons and visitors.

Comment: Long-term test of unity for UAE

Although the crisis provoked serious tensions between the United Arab Emirates’ two leading centres, Dubai was thankful to be part of an oil-rich federation. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum, the ruler, renamed the just-completedBurj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, after the UAE president.

Armani redefines luxury in desert city

Italian designer Giorgio Armani threw open the doors of his first signature hotel in the world's tallest tower in Dubai's Burj Khalifa last week, giving a boost to the city's bid to recover from the troubled economic climate.

Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah stay off Dubai auction list

“We have not got a single property from Palm Jumeirah or Burj Khalifa to date. “We have got a list of properties that have to be auctioned, but I can confirm that none of them are from these areas,” said Humaid Omran Al Shamsi, Section Head, Auctions Section, DLD, told Emirates 24|7.

Depa wins $60m contract for Angolan hotel project

Depa Limited, the interior design contractor who fitted out the Emirates Palace Hotel, Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa, has signed a $60m contract in Angola, the Dubai-based company announced on Wednesday. Based in Dubai, but with sixteen offices and 8,000 staff worldwide, Depa has worked on projects such as the Atlantis Hotel, Armani Hotel and Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Yas Island and Emirates Palace hotels in Abu Dhabi, the Dubai Metro, Dubai Airport and the Savoy and Waldorf hotels in London.

Johnson Controls secures Burj Khalifa contract

Johnson Controls has supplied a system to Burj Khalifa to allow developer Emaar Properties to manage security in the tower’s corporate, residential, hotel and public spaces, including nearly 900 residential suites, hundreds of office suites and the observation deck.

The Blackberry addict’s guide to UAE

Want to take advantage of the country's decision to block BlackBerry services? Here's what you can do. The United Arab Emirates has announced it is banning certain BlackBerry mobile services, citing concerns over security. So what other attractions does this federation of gulf states, including the desert kingdoms of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, have to offer?

ESD Designing Building Systems for Kingdom Tower

ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.), an international leader in the design of high performance building systems, has been awarded a contract to design the building systems for the new Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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