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The construction of Burj Dubai, to become the world's tallest habitable tower when completed, 20 September 2004. Dubai’s multi-billion-dollar tourism drive to meet depleting oil resources, is soon to boast the world's tallest habitable tower and an underwater hotel.
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The Mall of the Emirates under construction with Dubai's luxury landmark hotel Burj A-Arab in the background, 17 September 2004. Dubai is forging ahead with a multi-billion-dollar tourism drive to meet depleting oil resources.
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A model of the 'Burj Dubai', 29 April 2005 in Dubai. At its construction peak, more than 20,000 workers will be labouring to create 45 million square feet of space for 30,000 homes, 'making the Burj Dubai site the biggest single construction site in the world'.
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The construction site of the 'Burj Dubai' that will become the world's tallest tower, 29 April 2005 in Dubai.
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Designer and businessman Giorgio Armani examines a model of the Burj Dubai (to be the tallest building in the world completed 2008) at Modern Luxury at the Park Hyatt Hotel on December 5th 2005.
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The Construction site for the Burj Dubai, December 11, 2005. The Burj Dubai will, on completion in 2008 be the tallest building in the world at an estimated 162 stories high. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Camel handlers exercise their animals along the Nad al-Sheba camel track, near Burj Dubai 'New Downtown'.
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A camel handler exercises his animals along the Nad al-Sheba camel track, in front of the Burj Dubai 'New Downtown' construction site in the emirate of Dubai 02 April, 2007.
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Construction continues on the Burj Dubai skyscraper in Dubai, 29 October 2006.
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The Burj Dubai construction site is seen on April 1. At the time of the photo the Burj Dubai was 38 stories high.
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A general view shows 29 January 2006 construction work at the site of Emaar's main project, the Burj Dubai tower, in the heart of the Gulf emirate.
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This handout picture released 21 July 2007 shows the Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower), still under construction, towering above its neighbours in the downtown area of the booming United Arab Emirate of Dubai, 15 July 2007. Burj Dubai, a tower rising in the booming Gulf emirate, today became the tallest building in the world at 512.1 metres (1,680 feet), surpassing Taiwan\'s \'Taipei 101\' which is 508 metres (1,667 feet) tall, developers Emaar said.
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This recent picture released 21 July 2007 shows a night view of Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower), still under construction, towering above the downtown area of the booming United Arab Emirate of Dubai.