Month: January 2010

2009 a year of steady economic progress for Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) experienced steady economic progress in 2009 despite the global downturn according to a recent article published by Global Arab Network. The article outlines the contributing factors to RAK’s development and how these look set to ensure RAK rises from the shadows of its more famous neighbours Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The… Read more »

Insane Base Jump off Burj Khalifa tower

Two men have broken the record for the world’s highest base jump after parachuting from the top of Dubai’s 828m (2,716ft) Burj Khalifa tower. Nasr Al Niyadi and Omar Al Hegelan, from the Emirates Aviation Society, were given permission to jump, and broke the base jump record on Tuesday, a day after the official opening… Read more »

Monarch increase flights to Turkey ahead of holiday boom

Monarch airline has announced an expanded service to Turkey in preparation for the 2010 summer holiday season. Reacting to the country’s growing popularity amongst British holidaymakers, Monarch is launching new and additional flights to Bodrum, Dalaman and Antalya from May 2010. Bodrum Airport, which serves as a gateway to the Aegean coast, will welcome two… Read more »

Emirates first to offer direct flights between Dubai and Spain

Dubai’s Emirates airline is to become the first to offer direct flights between Dubai and Spain with the launch of a daily service to Madrid in August 2010. The new service will make Spain Emirates’ 25th destination in Europe and follows recent announcements to commence services to Amsterdam and Tokyo in 2010; all forming part… Read more »

Record breaking Burj Khalifa is 828 metres tall

The official height of Burj Khalifa was confirmed at its grand opening on Monday night as 828 metres (2,716.5 feet).  The tower’s height had been a closely guarded secret up to Monday evening when it was revealed on a giant screen to a massive crowd of more than 400,000 people in Dubai.  At 828 metres,… Read more »

Burj Dubai renamed Burj Khalifa

The world’s tallest building was officially inaugurated yesterday evening in Dubai by its ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who also revealed the tower’s new name: the Burj Khalifa. Known until yesterday as Burj Dubai, the 200 storey mega-structure was renamed in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al… Read more »

Burj Khalifa Dubai, the World’s Tallest Building Officially Open

Burj Dubai has been renamed to Burj Khalifa, after Abu Dhabi’s ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Burj Khalifa Dubai, the world’s tallest building, is to be officially opened this evening in Dubai. Coinciding with the fourth anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum’s accession, the occasion will be marked by a grandiose… Read more »