Take off at new Dubai airport terminal

Grand Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport opened on October 14. Built at a cost of $4.5 billion, it is also the largest terminal in the world. Catering to passengers for Gulf countries and the US, movement around the airport’s six floors, most of them underground, has been facilitated by 157 lifts, 97 escalators, 82 … Continued

Dubai Towers – Candles in the wind

Here we go again with an amazingly original project of towers in Dubai. The dramatic “Dubai Towers – Dubai” have been announced as the centerpiece for “The Lagoons” development. The four towers, designed by TVS (Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback and Associates), ranging from 54 to 97 floors, are clustered to form a choreographed sculpture, representing the … Continued

Ferragamo to design Luxury Penthouses in Dubai

Italian luxury goods maker Salvatore Ferragamo, which has plans for a market listing, is to design the interior of penthouses in Dubai as part of an agreement with Trident International Holdings, a United Arab Emirates-based company operating in the high-end real estate sector. The Florence-based company said on Tuesday it would design a set of … Continued

World’s most extravagant party

Sol Kerzner, the flamboyant hotelier, is to launch his new Dubai resort with a party so extravagant that organisers claim it will be seen from space. The event, for the grand opening of the $1.5 billion Atlantis, The Palm, will have 2,000 VIP guests. Kylie Minogue will perform – her first concert in the Middle … Continued

Ziggurat – Dubai : the pyramid of the future

Dubai is building another masterpiece structure shaped like a pyramid and like the pyramids of the Mayans and Egyptians, this new structure in Dubai is a giant : it will cover 2.3 square kilometers (0.88 square miles). The structure called Ziggurat will house nearly one million people and will be self-sustainable with all natural-energy sources. … Continued

$1.5 million chair by Pininfarina

Pininfarina, the Italian car design firm, is best known for their luxury car projects like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati GranTurismo but they have recently extended their design expertise to produce a top-of-the-line office chair, the Aresline Xten. The world’s most expensive office chair costs $1.5 million and has been created for the uber rich CEO’s … Continued

King Abdullah Economic City

The Saudi government is planning four new cities, in its bid to diversify the economy and increase employment opportunities, has encouraged growth in the non-oil industrial sector. The mega project was revealed in 2005 by Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the king of Saudi Arabia. As designed, the cities will have a total of four … Continued

$1m for 7 nights at Emirates Palace !

Super rich and nowhere to go? The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi has released the world’s most expensive holiday package, “The National” reports. For just $1 million (Dh3.67 million) a week, guests can enjoy a week long ultra luxurious holiday in ultra luxurious surroundings. The $145,000-a-day package includes the hotel’s finest suite, first-class air tickets, … Continued

The Dubai Mall

Emmar Malls Group will inaugurate its mall – Dubai Mall- on 30 October 2008. The group claims that it will the largest mall in the region. The Mall will cover 12 million sq ft of space, and is an integral part of the Downtown Burj Dubai development. It will feature1,200 retail outlets, two anchor department … Continued

Worlds largest water fountain in Dubai

In Dubai, they’re thinking big these days. Emaar Properties has unveiled it plans to build one of the largest fountains in the world with an integral light and sound show, as the centerpiece of its Downtown Burj Dubai project. This new iconic feature will be one of the city’s major tourist attractions and is expected … Continued

The Largest Fireworks in the History in Dubai

Dubai heralded the new year as only it knows how to, by trying to outdo everyone on planet earth. As always, it had to be the biggest and best spectacular that anyone has ever seen. Their attempt was to break the world record for a fireworks display. Grucci, the fireworks company that created displays at … Continued

Solar Powered Sea Limousine For Dubai

Designed and developed by Dennis Ingemansson, the Dubai Sea Limousine is an idea based on the “The World”– a man-made archipelago of 300 islands constructed in the shape of a world map and located 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) off the coast of Dubai. Since access to all these islands, which are currently under construction, from … Continued

Donald Trump’s $30 Million Dubai Penthouse

Al Nakheel Properties and the Trump Organization announced Monday that one of the two exclusive penthouses in Trump International Hotel & Tower on Palm Jumeirah will be breaking property records by selling for more than $30 million (The earlier record was $12 million for a penthouse at the Burje Tower, Dubai). The two towers of … Continued

Dubai’s Rotating Wind Power Tower

Dubai has garnered much attention in recent years with a never-ending supply of architectural wonders being built, or proposed, at a head spinning pace. Mostly these towering structures are grand and tall, but some are also green An ambitious project by David Fisher’s firm Dynamic Architecture looks set to be yet another new addition to … Continued

Dubai opera house

Zaha Hadid Architects have developed designs for a new opera house and cultural centre for Dubai.

Exclusive Private Residential Estate, Abu Dhabi

Zaya, a Abu Dhabi-based real estate company has launched its first of many property ventures; Nurai, a spectacular private community of limited edition resort beach-front estates and water villas on a natural island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Derived from the Arabic word “nour” meaning light, Nurai is surrounded by clear waters and ringed … Continued

The Platinum Yacht becomes the Golden Star

In 1996 Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei commissioned a secret project called ‘The Platinum Yacht’ but ran into financial difficulty and the project was put on hold. The project was taken over in 2001 by the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and the yacht was renamed the ‘Golden Star’. It is … Continued

Most expensive camel

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum, crown prince of the United Arab Emirates of Dubai, purchased the female camel for 10 million dirhams (2.72 million dollars) at a camel beauty pageant in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi. When you are a crown prince and can have any camel in the world, what are … Continued

Champagne Inspired Buildings

The 18-story Pixel Tower by James Law Cybertecture, which is planned for Dubai’s Waterfront, is inspired by the moving bubbles in a champagne glass with a design that targets the young and trendy. The geometry of the openings minimizes in the southern direction of the sun to minimize heat gain, and maximizes in the northern … Continued

acknowledged as the best hotel in the world…

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah resort in Dubai, is acknowledged as the best hotel in the world. The stellar customer service starts the moment you land in Dubai, with a chauffeur picking you up in the Rolls Royce that will be yours for the duration of your stay. When you arrive at the breathtaking hotel … Continued