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Old December 23rd, 2008, 05:27 PM   #13401
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 05:35 PM   #13402
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Yes... Won't it get bored otherwise?
Allot of them are already there.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 05:40 PM   #13403
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They won't workin' on Christmas, right?
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 05:51 PM   #13404
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Why not? Such a work with concrete is a 24/7 thing.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 05:58 PM   #13405
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Yeah...I don't know about the rest, but on the tower is only steel work and cladding...I was thought that someone there maybe celebrate Christmas although there is Islamic religion...
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 06:49 PM   #13406
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if they are working 7 days a week day&night non-stop, obviously they won't stop on public holidays... Not to mention christmas is not a public holiday in UAE... People do celebrate christmas but it's nothing official, and some private western companies are closed during christmas, but it is extremely unrealistic to expect a christmas holiday on Burj Dubai site
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 06:51 PM   #13407
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 07:14 PM   #13408
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Thanks OTR! i guess the cladding sections are pre-assembled to be going up so fast.....exciting stuff.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 08:06 PM   #13409
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if they are working 7 days a week day&night non-stop, obviously they won't stop on public holidays... Not to mention christmas is not a public holiday in UAE... People do celebrate christmas but it's nothing official, and some private western companies are closed during christmas, but it is extremely unrealistic to expect a christmas holiday on Burj Dubai site
I tell what companies will do most likely; they will give a holiday on the 25th to only christian empolyees. I think its fair enough in an islamic country.
so most of indians, pakistanis, arabs and nepalies will be working then.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 08:17 PM   #13410
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So, is this buildind T/O now?!!
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 08:17 PM   #13411
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I tell what companies will do most likely; they will give a holiday on the 25th to only christian empolyees. I think its fair enough in an islamic country.
so most of indians, pakistanis, arabs and nepalies will be working then.
Very interesting signature Saeed
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 08:20 PM   #13412
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So, is this buildind T/O now?!!
Not yet...
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 08:23 PM   #13413
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 08:30 PM   #13414
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There must be some documentary being worked on this tower right now; filming the spire jacking process and etc...

Can't wait to see some new documentary on burj dubai again.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 09:16 PM   #13415
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I tell what companies will do most likely; they will give a holiday on the 25th to only christian empolyees. I think its fair enough in an islamic country.
so most of indians, pakistanis, arabs and nepalies will be working then.
I said some western companies close, because I know they do. Simple. And everyone in those companies have off days, regardless of their religion. And it is not fair doing religious discrimination and giving holidays just to christians, when those same christians get the islamic holidays and shorter workdays in ramadan even though they are not fasting...
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:37 PM   #13416
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Totally agree with Mithat. Our company closes only the 25th. For all employees, regardless of their religion. Apart from this I don't know how anyone could think there will be a day without work on BD construction. Has there ever been a day without any workers on the site??? Don't think so...

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 11:44 PM   #13417
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Fridays are OFF and so are the major public holidays.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 11:56 PM   #13418
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OMG people, can't they have a break those days? Are you all so desparate to see it T/O in 08'?
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Old December 24th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #13419
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8 days left for top out on new years! *hopes*
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Old December 24th, 2008, 12:20 AM   #13420
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It's not a lot of time... but it's possible if you see how fast they can attach the cladding to the spire and jack it all up.
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