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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #30521
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Old February 10th, 2012, 02:23 AM   #30522
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WWE superstar John Cena performs Attitude Adjustment on Kane at top of Burj Khalifa

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Old February 10th, 2012, 01:23 PM   #30523
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As a fan of WWE i never thought that i will watch a video with Cena and others on Burj Khalifa. BTW, when does it happen?
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #30524
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New video game based in the city of dubai.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #30525
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Dubai: Police denied reports about a fire breaking out at the Burj Khalifa on Saturday night. Police termed it*a rumour, a "Blackberry story".
The rumour spread like wild fire on social-networking websites with many users posting pictures of what appears like bright light on one side of Burj Khalifa.
In fact, thick fog descending on Burj Khalifa at midnight was translated on social-networking websites as fire*at the tallest tower in the world.
Some other social-network users said they either called friends who lived near the Burj or went there to check it out, but none claimed to have seen the fire.
Dubai Civil Defence was not immediately available for comment.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 06:35 PM   #30526
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http://youtu.be/Jge2-xeuzhs
this one is pretty awesome

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Old February 13th, 2012, 11:49 AM   #30527
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Shopping Surge Gives Dubai Developers a Lifeline After Property Sales Sink

By Zainab Fattah - Feb 13, 2012 9:24 AM GMT

Dubai’s developers, battered by three years of falling prices for homes and offices, are seeking refuge in retail assets as shopping tourism powers the economy.

Emaar Properties PJSC (EMAAR) said today it’s expanding the Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest, by 1 million square feet (92,903 square meters) as retail accounts for a growing share of the company’s income. Nakheel PJSC, the government-owned company that restructured $16.1 billion of debt last year, is adding to its Dragon Mart shopping center and trying to raise funds to build a cluster of restaurants and stores at the tip of its Palm Jumeirah artificial island.

“Most developers are looking to build recurring revenues because there are so few property sales happening right now,” said Patrick Gaffney, an analyst at HSBC Bank Middle East Ltd. “The sectors that are doing best are retail and hotels because of strong tourist arrivals.”

Dubai’s malls and shops have become more attractive after home values fell by more than 65 percent from their 2008 peak while retail sales have been rising since 2009. Developers that don’t already generate significant revenue from shopping assets will struggle to get a foothold in the market because little is being built or sold and banks are reluctant to finance any type of development in the emirate, including retail, Gaffney said.

Retail revenue in the United Arab Emirates probably increased 5.3 percent last year to 113 billion dirhams ($31 billion) Business Monitor International estimated. That will probably rise to 120 billion dirhams this year and 157 billion dirhams by 2015, it said.

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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #30528
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Lots of available space around the Dubai Mall

[IMG]http://i42.************/oq9dzo.jpg[/IMG]

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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #30529
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Lots of available space around the Dubai Mall

[IMG]http://i42.************/oq9dzo.jpg[/IMG]

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It will be of no use to have as a separate building connected by a bridge. It needs to be part of the main structure, rather than on a plot separated by a road...... Gevorika's picture confirms my theory of the new metro link providing a perfect opportunity to extend the mall without disrupting the existing structure too much....... Looks like the mall will be extended in the direction of Boulevard Plaza.....







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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #30530
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I actually really like this building, I find many things from dubai to be tacky (no offense) but someone was doing something right with BK. Good thing it's the tallest!

I bet this thing will remain the tallest tower in the world for a long time.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #30531
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Old February 14th, 2012, 04:35 AM   #30532
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It will be of no use to have as a separate building connected by a bridge. It needs to be part of the main structure, rather than on a plot separated by a road...... Gevorika's picture confirms my theory of the new metro link providing a perfect opportunity to extend the mall without disrupting the existing structure too much....... Looks like the mall will be extended in the direction of Boulevard Plaza.....
Hi Face.

Do you mean the space between the mall and Emaar blvd ?
Seems pretty small.

The render seems to show the addition between the mall and The Offices (annex) on the BK site. There is virtually no room there though.

And what is the tall building to the left of what I presume is the mall hotel ?


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Old February 14th, 2012, 04:50 AM   #30533
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I can't believe they built the building so quickly! It's been more than 2 years since the opening. Time flies quickly.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 05:26 AM   #30534
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It will be of no use to have as a separate building connected by a bridge. It needs to be part of the main structure, rather than on a plot separated by a road...... Gevorika's picture confirms my theory of the new metro link providing a perfect opportunity to extend the mall without disrupting the existing structure too much....... Looks like the mall will be extended in the direction of Boulevard Plaza.....
Not much space towards the Boulevard Plaza, also not enough space between the Annex and Mall :

[IMG]http://i42.************/15npvz6.jpg[/IMG]
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Old February 14th, 2012, 06:04 AM   #30535
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There is a space also between the mall and Doha Street which is just landscaping now..
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Old February 14th, 2012, 06:12 AM   #30536
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"What the market needs to know how the expansion will be linked to the existing property, the road networks and additional infrastructure that will be required and other details."

http://gulfnews.com/business/retail/...igger-1.980224
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Old February 14th, 2012, 09:56 AM   #30538
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I actually really like this building, I find many things from dubai to be tacky (no offense) but someone was doing something right with BK. Good thing it's the tallest!

I bet this thing will remain the tallest tower in the world for a long time.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 11:04 AM   #30539
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I hate the parking of the Dubai Mall with a passion. The access and exit routes are totally inconvenient and the layout and directions inside are totally stupid and confusing. I always park on Souk Al Bahar across the lake, on the Old Town Island and I'm in and out the Mall much quicker, although I'm mostly in the area for the lake-front cafes and restaurants.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 11:21 AM   #30540
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Hi Face.

Do you mean the space between the mall and Emaar blvd ?
Seems pretty small.

The render seems to show the addition between the mall and The Offices (annex) on the BK site. There is virtually no room there though.

And what is the tall building to the left of what I presume is the mall hotel ?


Ray.

I don't know, Ray... I think it's pretty easy to squeeze in an extra 1million sq ft in the space I have highlighted in red below....

As for the tall buildings... Going from right to left, we first have the Address Downtown Dubai, then the Address Dubai Mall, which is attached to the Dubai Mall on the left and across Emaar Boulevard we have Emaar Plaza....

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Not much space towards the Boulevard Plaza, also not enough space between the Annex and Mall :

[IMG]http://i42.************/15npvz6.jpg[/IMG]
I am not sure an annex would be as successful as an outright expansion... This is what I think they might do.... there is enough space in this area to expand and incorporate the new Dubai Metro link... what do you think?

[IMG]http://i43.************/34p19n8.jpg[/IMG]


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I hate the parking of the Dubai Mall with a passion. The access and exit routes are totally inconvenient and the layout and directions inside are totally stupid and confusing. I always park on Souk Al Bahar across the lake, on the Old Town Island and I'm in and out the Mall much quicker, although I'm mostly in the area for the lake-front cafes and restaurants.

After the RTA got into it, it went from bad to worse!
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