Emaar Hospitality Group (EHG) has announced plans to open the “highest restaurant” in the world in January 2011.

The restaurant will be called Atmosphere and will be located on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and also home to the first ever Armani Hotel.

EHG chief executive officer Marc Dardenne told that the outlet had the “bragging rights of being the highest restaurant in the world”.

“It’s really a grill room concept and quite a large lounge concept and we’ll be doing lunch, afternoon, pre-dinner drinks and dinner and I think it’s going to be really unique to Dubai,” said Dardenne.

The restaurant is located two levels below the obeservation deck ‘At the Top’ and EHG expects it to become a must-visit venue for visitors to Dubai.

Atmosphere is being designed by famous hospitality designer Adam Tihany, responsible for hotels such as the One&Only Cape Town.

It will be run by EHG’s new Lifestyle Dining division, and Dardenne said the concept could be exported.

“It doesn’t have to be a one-off. It could go anywhere internationally, it just has to be in the highest building in the city to call it Atmosphere,” he commented