Burj Khalifa News

Marc Dardenne leaves Emaar

Marc Dardenne leaves Emaar

28th Jun 2011 Hotel News Tourism News

Marc Dardenne, CEO of Emaar Hospitality - the developer of projects including the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa and the Armani Hotel Dubai - is leaving the company. Emaar confirmed that he will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer, Patrick Heuze.

Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest skyscraper - twice height of Burj Khalifa

Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest skyscraper - twice height of Burj Khalifa

12th Apr 2011 Hotel News

The Saudi Royal family has unveiled plans to start construction of the world’s tallest skyscraper. The Kingdom Tower will measure 1.6km high, making it twice the height of the current world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The mixed-use development will cost £12bn and consist of hotels, offices, luxury apartments and a shopping centre.

‘Spiderman’ scales Burj Khalifa in Dubai

‘Spiderman’ scales Burj Khalifa in Dubai

29th Mar 2011 Hotel News

World famous urban explorer Alain Robert – dubbed ‘Spiderman’ by the press – has scaled the iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai as part of his latest daredevil stunt. The Frenchman took over six hours to make the 828-metre ascent, which included the tapered spire above the top floors.

Tom Cruise returns to the top of Burj Khalifa

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has returned to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai for further filming on Mission: Impossible IV – taking his seat on top of the world. Having already been captured clambering up side of the building earlier this month, Cruise went one better over the weekend, taking a seat on top of the world’s tallest building.

Tom Cruise dangles from Burj Kahlifa in Dubai

1st Nov 2010 Hotel News Tourism News

Filming scenes for the next Mission: Impossible film in Dubai, Tom Cruise has been captured on camera dangling 2,717ft in the air from the Burj Kahlifa – the tallest building in the world. Filming is scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates following a deal between Paramount and Dubai officials.

AHIC delegates celebrate at Armani Hotel

3rd May 2010 Hotel News

Hundreds of delegates from the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference celebrated amid the splendour of the new Armani Hotel Dubai last night, as the Burj Khalifa property stepped out onto the world stage.

Burj Khalifa closes following lift crash

Burj Khalifa closes following lift crash

10th Feb 2010 Tourism News

The observation deck on the world’s tallest building has been closed indefinitely after a lift broke down in the Burj Khalifa Tower. Fifteen passengers were left stranded for 45 minutes inside the lift, which broke down as it was descending from the deck.

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa opens with dazzling light show

5th Jan 2010 Hotel News

Dubai has opened the world’s tallest building, renaming it the Burj Khalifa in honour and gratitude of the United Arab Emirates president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan. Plans have also been announced to open the world’s first Armani Hotel, which is located inside the tower, to the public in March.