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Fri 1 Jan 2010 10:55 AM

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Public can watch Burj Dubai opening from vantage point

People can witness historic opening by Dubai's ruler from Burj Park Island.


Members of the public will be able to watch the inauguration of Burj Dubai on January 4, 2010 from the adjacent Burj Park Island, developer Emaar said in media release on Thursday.


Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai will open the world’s tallest man-made structure [ click to see ].


The 29,000 sq m Park is set on Burj Dubai Lake and will be a spectacular new leisure attraction in Downtown Burj Dubai, the 500-acre ‘mega project’ developed by Emaar Properties and anchored by Burj Dubai, Emaar said.


Visitors to the park on January 4 will be able to witness the inauguration ceremony of Burj Dubai by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, from a special vantage point it added.


The date also marks the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of Sheikh Mohammed as the Ruler of Dubai.


Final work on the many features surrounding Burj Dubai is fast nearing completion, Emaar informed.


The second section of Burj Dubai Lake has been filled - an area measuring 36,000 sq m and containing 47,000 cubic metres of water. The finishing touches to bridges linking the promenade to the park are also being applied.


Mr. Abdulla Lahej, Executive Director, Dubai Project Management, Emaar Properties, said that the addition of the new Burj Park Island will bring even more visitors to Downtown Burj Dubai. “Downtown Burj Dubai is an integrated development of staggering proportions, and as each new facet of the project is completed, its tourist appeal becomes even greater.”


 “The opening of Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain, and the ongoing activities along Emaar Boulevard have all sustained extremely high visitor levels to the area. With the completion of Burj Park Island and Burj Dubai Lake, and with the inauguration of the tower itself, tourism to Downtown Burj Dubai is bound to set new records.”


Anticipated to be home to 135,000 people, Downtown Burj Dubai has two shopping malls, five hotels and a dedicated office complex.


To date, thousands of homes in various residential developments in the community have been handed over , Emaar informed in another note.


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aslam 10 years ago

Emaar being a prime name link to Dubai has given a lead start to '2010'. This will definately lead towards Economic upturn to Tourism and an healthy atmosphere to business in General.

Muhammed Azeem 10 years ago

It's another great day in the calendar of Technology for the UAE as the inauguration of the world's tallest tower is a reality after a few hours.. The vision of HH Sh.Mohammed is very clear and it's evident for a person who travels around Dubai..Metro, the spanning flyovers across the wide roads...the architecture....it's really amazing