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Al Kulli pointed out that despite being hit by the bursting of the real estate bubble in Dubai amid the global financial crisis in 2009, projects such as Dubai Tower
and Dubai Mall became a reality.
And it will only be dwarfed by the 800-meter Burj Dubai Tower
and 632-meter Shanghai Center Tower.
The Burj Dubai tower
officially opened yesterday, six years after construction began on the $4.
The Dubai tower
Aois the most expensive square footage in the region and IAAEm not sure in the current downturn that will translate into strong residential or commercial demand, despite the prestige factor,Ao Masud said.
It was long referred to as the Burj Dubai -- Arabic for the Dubai Tower
SOARING half a mile into the sky, the Dubai Tower
may be the tallest building in the world.
jpg" alt="The skyline of Dubai shows the Burj Dubai Tower
, the tallest tower in the world January 4, 2010.
But the final height of the Burj Dubai, Arabic for Dubai Tower
, remained a closely guarded secret until the opening.
At 2,684 feet, the Burj Dubai, or Dubai Tower
, in the United Arab Emirates will take over the title of world's tallest building when it officially opens on Jan.
Nevertheless, it makes for pretty spectacular views, not least the sight of the illuminated, cloud-tickling Burj Dubai tower
, which was nearing completion when we visited.
balancing on top of the world's tallest building, the 2,684ft Burj Dubai Tower