Italian fashion brand Armani has announced the opening of its first hotel in Dubai for March 18. The luxe label has chosen the just opened Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai), the world’s largest tower,Â to host its first venture into hospitality. More hotels are planned for Milan, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and London, although no … Continued
The financially troubled Gulf emirate of Dubai on Monday opened the world’s tallest building, a glistening concrete, glass and steel pinnacle rising 828 metres (2,717 feet) out of the desert sands. Blazing fireworks rippled up and down the massive structure after it was officially opened by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum. He renamed … Continued
Once-bustling Dubai will open the world’s tallest skyscraper on Monday, boasting new limits in design and construction, hopeful of polishing an image tarnished by the debt woes afflicting the Gulf emirate. Emaar, the giant property firm which developed the needle-shaped concrete, steel and glass structure, has declined to reveal Burj Dubai’s exact height. Apparently wanting … Continued
Bugatti chose the Dubai Motor Show to conclude its Centenary celebrations by unveiling three special editions of the Veyron supercar. The â€œSang dâ€™Argentâ€ and the Grand Sport â€œSoleil de Nuitâ€ are one-off models while the â€œNocturneâ€ will be limited to five cars only, all of them available exclusively to Middle East customers. The first two … Continued
The distributor of Lexus has announced that it intends to apply 40,000 gold leaves to a Lexus LX570 during the Dubai International Motor Show next week. At the end of the process, the vehicle will be finished off with varnish before being sold, making it the first commercial 24-carat gold car in the UAE. The … Continued
The world’s new tallest building, the 818-meter-high Burj Dubai tower is set to open a new visitors’ area on January 4, featuring a panoramic view platform on its 124th floor.
An expat couple who are leaving Dubai for good are offering their four-bedroom apartmentfor as little as $100 through an online auction site. The couple, who are planning to return to the UK after some 18 years in Dubai, have set up the auction following their difficulties in finding a buyer. Steve and Arti Halligan … Continued
Dubai International Airportâ€™s new fine wine and spirits shop is to sell some of the worldâ€™s rarest wines in the world â€“ duty free. The wines in Â« Le Clos Â» include ChÃ¢teau Petrus 1947 ($12,500/Â bottle), ChÃ¢teau Cheval Blanc 1961 in magnum ($15,750) and Domaine de la RomanÃ©e-Conti 2005 ($27,770/ bottle). The shop also … Continued
Britain sent the decommissioned QE2 (Queen Elizabeth 2) to the Gulf as a floating hotel. Now Dubai is to return the favour, building the world’s biggest yacht to be anchored beside the Thames as a floating hotel. The Aquiva is expected to be the world’s largest pleasure boat. It will enable hotel guests to obtain … Continued
Burj Al Arab, one of the most luxurious hotels, has received four new bespoke model Phantom Rolls-Royce’s into its already extensive luxury vehicle range. The iconic hotel has enlarged the fleet of Phantoms to ten – all of which have custom-made features specifically crafted to reflect the unique opulence of the hotel. The four Special … Continued
With news of the forthcoming opening of the Dubai Metro Red Line in September 2009, the bustling gulf metropolis is in the final phase of completing its transformation into one of the leading global cities of the modern era. Connecting the central business district with both sides of the Dubai Creek, the new metro (with … Continued
Have you ever seen a gold Bugatti Veyron? These pictures of the exclusive model come from Dubai and shows its stunning design with the opulence of the gold colour in three various tonalities.
Luxury goods company Cartier on Thursday braved the deepening global recession to launch its biggest boutique so far in the Middle East. The 700 square-meter showroom in the upscale Dubai Mall testifies to the Cartierâ€™s confidence that chilly economic winds will not deter well-heeled residents and visitors to Dubai from buying its jewelry, watches, handbags … Continued
With her length of 162 metres, Dubai is the largest yacht in the world. She was originally commissioned by a Prince from Brunei and she was to be built at Blohm & Voss in co-operation with LÃ¼rssen. When a large part of the hull and superstructure of Project Panhandle/Golden Star was completed, the construction stopped … Continued
Italian architectural firm Studiomobile have developed an interesting new vertical farm concept. The seawater vertical farm uses seawater to cool and humidify greenhouses and to convert sufficient humidity back in to fresh water to irrigate the crops. The project has been presented in dubai where there is an absence of fresh water and local cultivations, … Continued
The Chinese Communist Party has told its members to embrace austerity after a series of embarrassing revelations about extravagant business trips. The latest scandal came when 14 officials from the southern province of Guangdong went on a two-week junket around Africa and the Middle East that included a stay at the Burj al-Arab, a seven-star … Continued
The 17th edition of the biggest and most recognized international boat show in the Middle East, DIBS, will open its doors in Dubai from March 3 to March 7, 2009. There will be 721 companies representing 50 countries and a special section focusing on the world of diving. Gone are the days when the people … Continued
X-Architects closely collaborated with Leen Vandaele, interior decorator architect and design consultant from Squisito, to create a houseboat that inventively combines the nautical lifestyle of relaxation and enjoyment with crisp architectural tectonics. The fundamental structure of the floating home is created from two catamaran beams, stainless steel and glass.
Like many expatriates, Safi Qurashi misses home. But now the Dubai-based shopkeeperâ€™s son from South London has solved the problem. He has bought Great Britain. Mr Qurashi, 39, has paid Â£43 million for the Britain-shaped island in The World, a man-made archipelago off the coast of Dubai, where each piece of land represents a different … Continued
There is going to be an island built that is completely devoted to fashion! Dubai Infinity Holdings has announced plans to develop the world’s first fashion island – Isla Moda The multi-million dollar island, which will be located on the man-made “The World” archipelago, will boast fashion themed residential villas, haute couture boutiques and luxury … Continued