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Old January 8th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #24581
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Daytime version of the photo that won the Brand Dubai competition:



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Old January 8th, 2010, 08:17 PM   #24582
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Amazing jump
Yes Imre.....kicks ass!

Is it included with the 'at the top experience'?
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Old January 8th, 2010, 08:29 PM   #24583
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Base Jump from Burj Khalifa / Dubai on Jan 5th 2010.....

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Old January 8th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #24584
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I found those interiors of Burj Khalifa on flickr. A question: is Burj Khalifa or Burj Al Arab?
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:03 PM   #24585
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Can't be sure for all pictures but some are definitely from Burj al Arab.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:18 PM   #24586
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That base jump is just plain sick, and what about the height of that window washers cart.. man, that'll be one swcary ride, just look at the extension that arm makes, must be about 50 to 100 meters expandable. Are there any more pictures of the window washers cart/ carts on the top levels of the Burj? Would be great to see!
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #24587
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Imre is the current king of skyscrapercity and the future king of Dubai.
I thought kings could afford more then a Kia Sportage.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:51 PM   #24588
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I found those interiors of Burj Khalifa on flickr. A question: is Burj Khalifa or Burj Al Arab?
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Those images are from Burj Al Arab.I haven't been able to find any interior images of Burj Al Khalifa yet.



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Old January 8th, 2010, 10:16 PM   #24589
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I got an email from a South American newspaper , they asked pics of these areas:

143rd floor - disco
158th floor - mosque

I have never heard about of this , any info?
This is probably left over from the 705m version which had a lift transfer level at L142 with a "club" at or above this level. In North/South America, a disco is or was often called a club.

A small mosque probably could be set up almost anywhere - in this case a private place for BK staff - is possible - maybe on or under the mezz on 158.
I don't know - only speculating. It is known there is a prayer facility in the building somewhere. Fury's diagrams would show it somewhere.

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Old January 8th, 2010, 10:23 PM   #24590
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Circular elevator - info ?

A recent article referred to a "circular elevator" in the hotel restaurant areas.

They said it covered three levels within the hotel. It does not show up on any lift layouts or charts we have seen. It was called "another highlight" of the BD elevator installation, along with the OB-deck and Service lifts.

What company built it ? Where is it, and what's its purpose ?

Does anyone know?, or will we need to wait until March when the hotel opens, and a photographer can go in and see what this is about ?

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Old January 9th, 2010, 12:52 AM   #24591
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That picture is definitely stretched
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Old January 9th, 2010, 12:55 AM   #24592
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DF was faster. :P
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Old January 9th, 2010, 01:27 AM   #24593
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Thanks for posting about that BASE jump video.

Nice to see a more indepth video like I was thinking that had to exist somewhere out there. MSN had a little shortened clip of it here: Burj Jump
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Old January 9th, 2010, 02:15 AM   #24594
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That was the coolest thing I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The first guy had good shots going down but the second guy had the coolest jump
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Old January 9th, 2010, 02:35 AM   #24595
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Old January 9th, 2010, 02:57 AM   #24596
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Nice souvenir, shame about the name

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Souvenirs with the outdated Burj Dubai name are selling at a discount as traders await new stock. Paulo Vecina / The National

DUBAI // When the world’s tallest building was officially opened on Monday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, had an 828-metre surprise up his sleeve.

As tens of thousands of nationals and expatriates waited for what was to be a spectacular fireworks display, it was announced that the tower, known throughout the six years of its planning and construction as the Burj Dubai, was to have a new name: the Burj Khalifa.

You can get an up-to-date souvenir – but only if you make your own, like the one modelled here by John O'Hara from Dublin. Paulo Vecina / The National

The change caught everyone off guard, from news organisations, including the BBC, which hours later were still using a name that no longer existed; to the Roads and Transport Authority, which suddenly had to rename the tower’s newly opened Metro station and replace dozens of road signs.

But while many were stunned by the name change, one group was also facing an economic shock: the souvenir sellers.

Shelves in stores in Karama, the souks and even official merchandise stands yesterday were still laden with goods bearing the Burj Dubai name. Traders said sales of trinkets featuring the world’s tallest tower had noticeably dropped.

Orders have been rushed through for large containers of souvenirs bearing the new name, Burj Khalifa, but as the merchandise is manufactured and shipped from China and Thailand, traders were expecting a wait of at least a month until they arrive.

Muhammed Salahuden, of Fields Birds Fashion in Karama, has slashed the prices on his remaining stock of T-shirts with a Burj Dubai logo as well as crystal decorative moulds of the tower engraved with the old name.

“This is effectively dead stock,” he said. “I still have several cartons, each with 100 crystal decorations in them.

“People have already been coming in asking for Burj Khalifa T-shirts and asking why ours have Dubai written on them.

“Once I put in a new order, it can take up to two months for it to arrive. I want to get Burj Khalifa souvenirs but I will have to get rid of these first by making them cheaper or giving them as gifts.”

He said he was fortunate that “some people are not aware of the name change and I still managed to sell five crystal towers, but sales were a lot higher last week”.

The smallest Dh20 souvenir had been reduced to Dh15 while a larger Dh60 version had been slashed to Dh40. Mr Salahuden still had about 50 T-shirts, which are made and printed in India, on sale for Dh15 each.

“Even when it was called Burj Dubai, the T-shirts were still not as popular as the ones with camels on them,” he said.

Ameer Ahmed, of the Ibn al Saada gift shop in Karama, said: “We sold a lot more Burj Dubai decorations last week. They are still selling to people who do not understand the difference, but not at the same rate.”

Noushad Valappil has a headache trying to get rid of Burj Dubai trinkets from the 15 shops he oversees in the city. “We cannot send them back,” he said. “There is nothing we can do about it.”

He said he is looking into the possibility of having the “Dubai” part of the name scratched off crystal souvenirs and re-etched with “Khalifa” at an engraving factory in Ajman. “It would save a lot of money if we could do that,” he said.

Benjamin Katana, who runs a stand in Dubai Mall called I Love UAE, said sales of gold-painted and crystal towers marked Burj Dubai had dropped by half from the previous week. “The most expensive is a gold one at Dh900 as it is studded with real crystals,” he said, “and I’m not sure how quickly that will sell now. However, I did sell a smaller version of it for Dh450 yesterday.”

The tower’s official store at the observatory on the 124th floor was still selling goods with the old name yesterday, including T-shirts, bags, caps and pens. Sales staff said business was still brisk with the first visitors to At The Top keen to take home a souvenir of the experience.

Some traders were predicting that Burj Dubai products might eventually become collectors’ items as they were replaced with Burj Khalifa souvenirs.

That could be some time away. The eBay shopping website yesterday was awash with Burj Dubai crystal incarnations selling for Dh143 each.

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You can get an up-to-date souvenir – but only if you make your own, like the one modelled here by John O'Hara from Dublin. Paulo Vecina / The National
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These - Burj Dubai - souvenirs are very collectible imo.


Ticket to top of Burj Khalifa now Dh400 http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs..../1010/national
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Old January 9th, 2010, 04:50 AM   #24599
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This tower is truly a masterpiece. Can't wait to visit it.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 06:59 AM   #24600
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Ticket to top of Burj Khalifa now Dh400 http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs..../1010/national
A source from Emaar Properties, developer of Burj Khalifa, said the cost of fast-track tickets had been deliberately bumped up to persuade visitors to pre-book the cheaper timed tickets.

The Dh100 tickets may also soon increase in price, given that they had been advertised as an “introductory” offer.

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