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Explore The World's Tallest Building In Google Street View

Explore The World's Tallest Building In Google Street View Jun 25th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Nicolas Lannuzel At 2722 feet in height, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world and quite an impressive feat of modern engineering. Since its opening in 2010, the glass and metal spire has become an iconic structure, even managing to stand out in a city that is known for its over-the-top architecture. Most of us will probably never get an opportunity to see it in person,...

Video Of The Day: Fireworks Lighting Up The World's Tallest Building In Dubai

Jan 1st, 2013 at 6:00PM: Leave it to Dubai to ring in 2013 right. The city's magnificent New Year's Eve fireworks display illuminated the world's tallest building, the iconic Burj Khalifa skyscraper, stretching more than 2,716 feet into the city sky. Sparks flew from the base all the way to the spire of the building as the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra performed in perfect synchronicity. It's a spectacle fit for...

Win A Trip To Dubai From Friendly Planet

Win A Trip To Dubai From Friendly Planet Oct 7th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Tour operator Friendly Planet Travel is giving one lucky person, along with a guest, a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the legendary luxury and grandeur of Dubai. The company has launched its Be Dazzled by Dubai sweepstakes on its Facebook page, and entering couldn't possibly be easier. All you have to do is "Like" the Friendly Planet page and fill out an online form with some basic...

The malls of Dubai: Skiing, scuba diving, and shopping

The malls of Dubai:  Skiing, scuba diving, and shopping Jan 4th, 2012 at 11:30AM: Every country has its own culture of shopping. Italy has the pedigree, with worn estate leather goods from Tuscany and glittering catwalks fueling Milan's couture. America boasts 5th Avenue, the biggest week in fashion, and the cookie-cutter malls of middle-America. Shopping in Paris is as elegant as it is expensive, where visiting the temples of Chanel, Dior, and Hermes is like a Hajj for...

New world's tallest building planned for Saudi Arabia

New world's tallest building planned for Saudi Arabia Aug 3rd, 2011 at 2:00PM: Less than two years after the Burj Khalifa opened in Dubai, Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has announced a new world's tallest building to be built on the Red Sea resort town of Jeddah. The Saudi building is planned to be 172 meters (564 feet) taller than the Burj and will stand at 1,000 meters or 3,281 feet. It will be part of the $20 billion "megadevelopment" Kingdom City and will...

Needling replaces planking as the new meme in Seattle

Needling replaces planking as the new meme in Seattle Aug 2nd, 2011 at 11:30AM: Planking is so early 2011. At least that's the case in Seattle where locals and tourists have moved on to "needling," i.e., posing like the Space Needle. Started about two weeks ago by a few bored PR folks who wanted to "disrupt Seattle's weather doldrums with a little fun," the needling meme now has its own Tumblr website Do the Needle, where anyone can submit needling photos. So far, Do the...

Exploring the world's tallest structure - the Burj Khalifa

Exploring the world's tallest structure - the Burj Khalifa Jul 6th, 2011 at 11:00AM: The tallest building in the world does not appear made for this earth. By day it looks photoshopped into its downtown Dubai surroundings, and by night, the hulking spire looks like a rocket bound for the furthest reaches of our galaxy. And like a giant middle finger to its predecessors in the tallest building club, the structure is a testament to the audacity of Dubai - an idea that, what they...

Seven courses at the highest restaurant in the world - At.mosphere in Dubai

Seven courses at the highest restaurant in the world - At.mosphere in Dubai Jun 28th, 2011 at 10:30AM: Dubai is a city of realized hyperbole. It has the tallest building in the world, man-made islands shaped like the world's continents, and a restaurant high high above the towering skyscrapers below. At.mosphere, a restaurant in Dubai's towering Burj Khalifa, provides a dining experience with a view reminiscent of glancing out the window of a plane. It is preposterously thrilling to savor a...

Chinese get serious about tallest hotel - plan to clone Dubai Burj Khalifa

Chinese get serious about tallest hotel - plan to clone Dubai Burj Khalifa Jan 7th, 2011 at 1:30PM: If you can't beat them, copy them - consider that the logic behind the news yesterday that the Chinese have hired a Saudi construction firm to build what could become the next tallest hotel in the world. Its inspiration? The 2,716ft tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai of course. The Beijing tower is currently well into the planning phase and will be situated at the end of Chang Avenue, right across...

Luxury travel and fashion unite inside the Armani Hotel Dubai

Luxury travel and fashion unite inside the Armani Hotel Dubai Apr 29th, 2010 at 4:30PM: Cities often serve as a mecca for fashion trends. From New York City to Milan to Paris, fashion knows no limits when it comes cat-walking down the boulevard. Each new season boasts a new must-have fabric, cut or hemline, but there's more to fashion than what you wear. While most bank accounts can't justify the $1,000 gladiator sandals or an Alexander McQueen ostrich feather dress (starting price...

Dubai no longer owns the top floor of their tallest building

Dubai no longer owns the top floor of their tallest building Apr 1st, 2010 at 3:30PM: Due to the new vertical regulations passed last week, it has been determined that Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, has at least one floor higher than the country's vertical boundaries. The building stands at approximately 2,625 feet. Last week's international conference determined that vertical boundaries for any given nation should end at 790 meters, or about 2,592...

Gadling TV's "Travel Talk," 001: Carnival, flight cancellations, Somaliland, airfare blunders, and more!

Gadling TV's Feb 17th, 2010 at 1:57PM: Looks like it's finally time to take the wraps off ONE of the big secrets Gadling has been keeping for a while! Yep, it's finally time to introduce Gadling's Travel Talk TV! Gadling's Travel Talk TV, episode 1 – Click above to watch video after the jump Travel Talk TV is Gadling's version of a travel show. In each episode, we'll discuss hot travel news; share fun, useful tips for...

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