No other tennis court in the world has quite the view (or drop) as the one at the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. Located more than 650 ft (200 m) above ground, the hotel's grass helipad was converted into a 4500 sq ft (415 sq m) tennis court to promote the Dubai Open back in 2005. Longtime rivals Andre Agassi and Roger Federer had the opportunity to play on the court and even fired a few balls… Continue
The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, gave fashion designer Georgio Armani ten levels to create a modern hotel filled with upscale design. This includes walls decorated with handmade Florentine leather, Japanese tatami on the floors and bathrooms featuring green Brazilian marble. In fact, every physical detail of the hotel was designed by Armani himself. Playing their part, the hotel staff wears Armani suits and dresses. There's…
Designed by Graft Lab, the Vertical Village is an eco-friendly multiple-use development found in the desert of Dubai. Expected to be certified with a LEED Gold rating, the building excels at reducing solar gain and maximizing solar production.
Each building within the village is self-shading on its north side and on the east-west axis to reduce long-angle sun…
Hydropolis Expected to be completed later this year, Hydropolis will be the world's first luxury underwater hotel. Guests will be welcomed at the land station. From there, the connecting tunnel will transport people by train to the main area of the hotel which houses 220 suites. The submarine leisure complex, with a cost of $490 million, is one of the largest contemporary…
Designed by Canadian architect Hongbo Lu, The "Flying Colors of Dubai" was the third place entry in the Zaabeel Park Tall Emblem Structure Competition. Hundreds of colorful flakes positioned around a curved elevator rise to a height of 525 feet (160m). The flakes act like little individual solar panels that not only provide shading, but also have the capability to… Continue
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To deal with the lack of fresh water in Dubai and other Arabian nations, Italian architectural firm Studiomobile created the Seawater Vertical Farm to cool and humidify greenhouses. This innovative concept produces adequate humidity to convert seawater into fresh water, necessary for irrigation.
Historically in art, The Three Graces have been viewed as a symbol of lasting unity that represent joy, beauty and charm. NOX | Lars Spuybroek has designed a family of towers called The Three Graces in Dubai which emulates that very dynamic. The family of towers, which are currently in progress, will be interconnected by a footbridge that will reduce footprints on the piers. The symbolism of unity will make The Three Graces appear… Continue
Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Dubai defied the economic crisis last night as stars flocked to South African billionaire Sol Kerzner's Atlantis resort for a $20 million party that included the world's largest fireworks display dazzling enough to be seen from space and a performance by pop singer Kylie Minogue.
The 2,000 guests of the Atlantis, located on a man-made island in the shape of a palm, were treated to a champagne reception and an ``Atlantean Feast'' and… Continue
Over the last few years Dubai has become a household name of an exotic destination that everyone wants to visit one day. The Atlantis Palm Resort is the latest addition to Dubai's skyline, and to celebrate they had their grand opening this week. The rapid development in Dubai and across the UAE hasn't all been easy lately, as infrastructure problems (handling rising levels of waste to… Continue
Everyone knows that Dubai is becoming one of the premier luxury destinations in the world, and now they can flex their muscles some more. Atlantis, The Palm, the first resort to open on Dubai’s revolutionary man-made island The Palm Jumeirah, opened its doors this week on September 24th. Highlights include Aquaventure, the biggest water park in the Middle East,… Continue
Burj Dubai (Arabic: "Dubai Tower") is a skyscraper under construction in Dubai, and is the tallest man-made structure on Earth, despite being incomplete. Construction began on September 21, 2004, and it is expected to be completed and ready for occupation in September 2009. The total budget for the Burj Dubai project is about US$4.1 billion and for the entire new… Continue