Shilpa Shetty spent her first wedding anniversary yesterday in Dubai with husband Raj Kundra at her new home on the ninetieth floor of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Says a source close to the actress, “Shilpa was thrilled when Raj gifted her the luxury apartment. It’s his wedding anniversary gift to her.

He gifted her the keys in Mumbai a week ago. She had visited Dubai a few months ago, had loved the building and expressed a wish of staying there. The couple has taken a three-day break to celebrate their first wedding anniversary there. Raj also has something else planned for Shilpa – a lavish dinner with a few surprises thrown in.”

Shetty will design the interior of the apartment while she’s there. She then heads to Bangkok to shoot a shampoo ad on November 26. And to think, SS’s trip to Dubai almost never happened! She had an attack of pharyngitis on Saturday morning. She was to fly to Dubai on Sunday but had to postpone her trip by a day.

The source adds, “Shilpa suddenly developed 103-degree temperature on Saturday night and a bad bout of pharyngitis. Though the fever waned by Sunday evening, her voice has gone (sic) completely. She was in much pain but they didn’t want to cancel their trip. Raj and Shilpa finally left yesterday morning.”

The Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and IS the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 828 m with 160 floors. The top of the building features a public observation deck and shop. The world’s highest swimming pool is located on the 76th floor. The exterior cladding of reflective glazing is designed to withstand Dubai’s extreme summer temperatures. Burj Khalifa is home to 1,044 luxury apartments, 49 floors of offices and eventually a 160-room Armani-branded hotel.