Watch out New York, Dubai is quickly becoming the place to be on New Year’s Eve. To celebrate the incoming year, Dubai broke the world record for the largest fireworks display by using more than half a million fireworks. Guinness says on their website, ‘Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the […]
Just when we thought the abandoned luxury cars of Dubai were the limit, along comes the even more outlandish news that Dubai’s police force drive the sweetest rides — including the ridiculously expensive Aston Martin One-77, as well as the snazzy Lamborghini Aventador. Here, have a look at some of these road beauties.
With over half its residents putting a lot of stress on body scales, the city is now appealing to its overweight residents to throw some weight off and grab their fair share of gold as reward.
This can only happen in Dubai: ridiculously expensive luxury cars are being dumped in droves at carparks and roads. Apparently the odd phenomenon stems from both expatriates and locals who flee the city in a hurry to avoid having to pay off their massive bank loans.
While in Dubai recently, I checked out the famed Ski Dubai, which is the largest snow park in the world, conveniently located in the largest mall in the world. Heck, this is Dubai right? It has to be OTT. The skiing was a lot of fun.
It’s all about colour at Dubai’s Hues Hotel, situated close to the airport and near to the old town in Dubai. The Hues Hotel offers a compelling boutique hotel experience in this large and remarkable city.
Design Days Dubai is the the first design fair in the Middle East, which occurred from March 18 though 21. This revolutionary event highlights and showcases cutting edge design and trends from all over the world. There are 29 participating galleries from 6 continents featured at Design Days Dubai, exhibiting a range of live installations, […]
If you’re looking to get high on alcohol and altitudes alike, the 122th-storey high restaurant-bar At.mosphere in Burj Khalifa, Dubai is your best bet. Naturally, they also serve high tea (but of course).
If someone had told us ten years ago that they could freeze a wave, we would have laughed them off. Okay, we stopped laughing. Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which looks like a breaking wave that has stopped in its tracks — yes, all 26 levels of it — comes close.
Ever wanted to sleep underwater while on vacation? Soon you can if you’re Dubai-bound. The Water Discus Underwater Hotel is a luxurious design concept developed by Poland’s Deep Ocean Technology. And they’ve managed to gather enough financial backing from BIG InvestConsult to make this project a reality.
At the height of Dubai’s outrageous building boom, all manner of ideas — from the sensible to the totally unbelievable — were entertained. The Blue Crystal Floating Iceburg lodge, powered by solar cells and intended to ‘harness the world’s natural energy sources, keeping it self-sufficient’, seems like an odd fit for an environment built upon an arid and uncompromising desert. Oh, and it was conceived to come with six ‘stories of luxury entertainment, including an underwater lounge and ballroom’. Weeha!
Not content with unveiling the world’s tallest building, nearly bankrupt Dubai is also constructing the world’s tallest Arch bridge. Designed by New York architects, Fxfowle, the bridge, which is scheduled to be completed in 2012, will be one mile long, 670 feet tall, and will carry more than 2,000 vehicles an hour in each direction.
This new construction in Dubai has been designed to ‘harness solar energy for heat, power and illumination’. The residential, hotel and entertainment complex is expected to be certified by a LEED Gold rating.
This rather bizarre looking building designed by James Law Cybertecture for the dynamic Dubai skyline was scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. The aptly-named Shuffle Towers is divided into sub-stratas and literally shuffles, with the top section allocated for apartments, the middle area for offices, and the bottom to house a giant shopping mall. According to the architects, the design “allows the twisting angle between the office tower and the residents tower to change over time, affording different views over the seasons’. Ah, we see. And we’ll see, too, if it ever actually sees the bright light of the Dubai sunshine.
One of the largest contemporary construction projects in the world [it's the size of London's Hyde Park], the 220 suite Hydropolis, situated twenty metres below the surface of the Persian Gulf near Dubai, will be the first luxury underwater hotel. It’s expected to open to the public in late 2009.