The Dubai Mall

9 March 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Dubai, House of the Month, Shopping Reading Time:  6 minutes

Dubai Mall seen from Burj Khalifa © Intelpower

Dubai Mall seen from Burj Khalifa © Intelpower

The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Burj Khalifa complex, and includes 1,200 shops. Access to the mall is provided via Doha Street, rebuilt as a double-decker road in April 2009.   read more…

Dubailand will be twice the size of Walt Disney World Resort

21 July 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Dubai Reading Time:  7 minutes

© dubailand.ae

© dubailand.ae

Dubailand is an entertainment complex being built in Dubai, which is owned by Tatweer (which belongs to Dubai Holding). When announced in 2003 it was one of the most ambitious leisure developments ever proposed anywhere in the world costing 64.3 billion, but development has been severely impacted by global recession and Dubai’s financial crisis. The development was put on hold in 2008 and in mid 2013 resumed.   read more…

Theme Week Dubai – Welcome to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

5 June 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Dubai, House of the Month Reading Time:  11 minutes

Burj Khalifa, view from Palace Hotel © Titoni Thomas

Burj Khalifa, view from Palace Hotel © Titoni Thomas

Burj Khalifa’s Grand Vision
World’s tallest building. A living wonder. Stunning work of art. Incomparable feat of engineering. Burj Khalifa is all that. In concept and execution, Burj Khalifa has no peer. More than just the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa is an unprecedented example of international cooperation, symbolic beacon of progress, and an emblem of the new, dynamic and prosperous Middle East. It is also tangible proof of Dubai’s growing role in a changing world. In fewer than 30 years, this city has transformed itself from a regional centre to a global one. This success was not based on oil reserves, but on reserves of human talent, ingenuity and initiative. Burj Khalifa embodies that vision.   read more…

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