Special Reports » Burj Khalifa - History Rising

Arabian Business captured the opening of the world's tallest building on 4 January 2010 as it was re-named Burj Khalifa (formerly known as Burj Dubai) as part of a spectacular opening ceremony.

Arabian heights

Dubai has made a habit of boldly going where no country has before. But the Burj...


World's tallest tower hits 828m, renamed Burj Khalifa

Thousands witness spectacular show to mark opening of tallest skyscraper.


History risen

Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar reveals the challenges of building the world's tallest...


Abseilers fit Burj Khalifa fireworks

Arabian Business takes a look at the daredevil work of the abseilers who fitted the fireworks to the...

Crowds at Burj Khalifa opening

Arabian Business joins the crowds of people who watched the opening ceremony in Dubai.

More photos from Burj Khalifa opening

Arabian Business sees more images taken on the opening night of the world's tallest building.

First photos from Burj Khalifa opening ceremony

Arabian Business attends the amazing opening ceremony of the world's tallest building.

Burj Khalifa fireworks

Arabian Business looks at the first images of the spectacular fireworks display to mark the opening.

Michelle Wie plays golf on top of Burj Dubai

Arabian Business sees the top female golfer take a shot from the world's tallest building.

Burj Dubai ready for Jan 4 opening

Arabian Business takes another look at the Burj Dubai, just weeks before it opens on Jan 4 2010.

Burj In Pictures

Arabian Business pays close attention to the completion of the world's tallest structure.

Challengers to the Burj Dubai's crown

Arabian Business gives you the list of proposed towers to beat Burj Dubai's record.

The five tallest buildings in the Middle East

Measuring the highest record holder, Arabian Business gives the 5 tallest Buildings in Middle East.

Features & Analysis

Hello, abseiler

Hello, abseiler

Ever wondered who installed the lights at the top of the Burj Dubai? Meet the rope...

By: Elsa Baxter 1
The great indoors

The great indoors

The task of kitting out the heart of Dubai's first superscraper is a challenge -...

By: Claire Ferris Lay
Positive reception

Positive reception

Jaume Plensa, the world famous artist behind the giant sculpture dominating the lobby...

By: Andrew White
Green light

Green light

Arabian Business reveals how the world's tallest tower is ushering in a new era of...

By: Edward Attwood
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